Today I was doing my regular googling for interesting information about akitas , So I searched for "akita news dog" and selected the option to fetch only last year's results. Unfortunately I didn't come up with any interesting news or information, instead I was surprised by the number of results in the first page which were related to akita attacks, 5 out of 10.
Before looking at akita google results , take a look at these google results for 3 other breeds:
"Husky news dog (Screenshot)" - "Labrador news dog (Screenshot)" - "Dalmatian news dog (Screenshot)"
Here are the disappointing results I got in Google's first page : (Click for screenshot )
- Jun 4, 2013 - A JAPANESE Akita that sank its teeth into another dog's neck and refused to let go must ... News RSS Feed Send your news, pictures & videos ...
- Mar 22, 2013 - A nine-year-old girl has undergone plastic surgery after being mauled by a Japanese Akita dog in Bradford.
- Apr 22, 2013 - MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories ... Attack dog: A Japanese Akita like the one which mauled the 16-year-old tabby
- A BOY of three needed 100 stitches to his face after being mauled by a Japanese Akita dog. (Same as previous story)
- Jan 11, 2013 - The three-year-old was mauled by a huge Japanese Akita at a local pub and needed 100 stitches to repair the damage to his cheek.
So, what does this mean? Are akitas aggressive, owners irresponsible, maybe both. What can we do about it?
- First of all, you people out there considering to get an akita, think twice. Just like every breed it has its pros and cons, we have said it before and we'll keep saying it: "Life with an Akita is not as simple as the 90 minutes movie Hatchiko" you better believe it before it's too late. Did you check the google results screenshot? Take a careful look and reconsider, "Maybe I should get a Lab?"
- You people thinking to breed your dog and sell the puppies to whoever approaches you, think again. Would you like your puppy to be in google's first page like that?
We love akitas but we hate the irresponsible owners who make every akita dog and owner look bad.
--- 2014 Update ---
Screenshot of the same search on 8-Aug-2014
--- 2016 Update ---
Screenshot of the same search on 4-Aug-2016