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Toshi - 6 months by SafaiaKiba Toshi - 6 months by SafaiaKiba
A photo of my Japanese Akita, Toshi, taken at a professional photo studio. He was about 6 months when this was taken. It's my favorite photo of him :)

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Shybaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Aaaawaawww... You have a too much cute dog!

(So fluffy akita La love )

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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks xD
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FriendlyPet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Unique looking Akitas. Never seen a long coat before.
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're pretty uncommon, yes :)
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ArthasElric Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that my Japanese Spitz has passed away...I do feel like getting another pet and these pictures of your pet Akita look really cute. Maybe I should consider...
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only get an Akita if you truly know what breed it really is. They're not easy raise :)
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ArthasElric Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you managed to do it didn't you?...and that too with flying colours...I can tell!
You must be a really nice person. If you are affectionate enough to your pup then I am sure that he/she will respect you in return. Be it an Akita or any other breed.
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I managed to raise Toshi mostly thanks to my many years of "research" of the breed and advice from professionals and breeders :) He's my first Akita, so there are still some "flaws" he and I need to work on but so far I've been told I've done a great job, enough to win first place in last years junior Akita show which cannot be won if the Akita isn't well raised :)

Toshi definitely respects me. It's easy to see, as I am the only person he listens too, and he does it well. He gets all the love I can possibly offer. He means everything to me :)
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ArthasElric Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First place! wow!...that's really good. :D
I just that picture of your's with Toshi. I can tell that he has a lot of respect for you :happybounce:
I know raising an Akita won't be easy. Well, that's what my parents keep telling me till date, But I still want to try my hand at it.
I will try to give all the affection I used give to my dog Fincy.
I really miss him. It has left a huge void in my heart. Hopefully, the next dog I am planning on raising will be able to fill that gap. If not atleast a bit of it.
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way I feel, a dog can never be replaced as it is a true member of the family. I know how it feels to lose a dog :( An Akita will make a perfect companion as they are incredibly loyal, protective and caring of their owners and everybody they see is important to them :) This I noticed with Toshi. Whenever we go for walks in the dark, and if a stranger comes too close in a way that they appear suspicious, Toshi gets close to me, keeps his head up and looks at the stranger until they walk by us. Makes me feels pretty safe during our night walks I must say :)

My advice if you plan on getting an Akita, is that you talk to as many experienced people of this breed as you can. Trust me, it helps a lot. I did this, and Toshi turned out to be just like I had hoped for cause of this :)
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ArthasElric Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the advice...I shall wait a little longer, talk to some more people near my locality and then decide.
Thanks again for taking the time and reading through my posts.
Most importantly responding to it. :)
I really appreciate it. :D
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I like helping people out with things like this. I know quite a lot about this breed, so you're more than welcome to ask anything about it anytime :)
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nanamatsuba Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
cute smile! toshi chan just like a little bear~~>////< it`s the first time i know akita can be so fluffy~
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There aren't many long coated Akitas out there, so it's not often you see one :)
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Dogfriend Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOOFFLLEE :D :love:
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
POOFFLLEE :D
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AdiaAkitaInu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh! Toshi!
He's so big!!!!!!!
Great Picture, Safaia
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's bigger than he looks :D
Thanks :)
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's soooo cute!
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:D
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HMS-ArtHound Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love those ears X3 He looks like he's wearing a big fluffy hat or something lol
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe :)
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EpicSkiFreak Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aaawww he's so fluffy!!!
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He sure is :)
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ThisDyingDog Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He's so cute!
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dawhhhh!!! I just want to snuggle with him! :D
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe :D
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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GustyValley Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, he's floofy! Looks like a teddy bear!~ :3
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure does :)
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InnocentShinji Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I did not know that the Akita can be so fluffy
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like many other breeds, there is a long-coated variant even of the Akita. In most litters, there is at least one puppy that gets a longer coat. It's common in other words. In Toshi's litter, there were two :)
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LadySpook Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I actually have heard different. The long coat in akitas is a recessive gene that BOTH parents have to have in order to produce any long coated pups. It is somewhat rare for this reason but not totally uncommon. I have a long coated american akita so I did a bunch of research. I might be wrong but this is the info I found from multiple sources.
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably.
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InnocentShinji Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
"In most litters, there is at least one puppy that gets a longer coat" really? It's very good news for me!I hope in litter of my dog one puppy gets a longer coat, because I want keep a puppy for yourself =)
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How common it is varies with all breeds. This however is the case for Akitas. But yeah, it's not uncommon in general :)
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InnocentShinji Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
hubby of my dog very fluffy and I hope puppies will be like him =)
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Rockabell-Neko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
naww he's so fluffy~~~
I'm so jealous :XD:

I love dogs, but ours unfortunately got put down and because of our busy lives we don't have time for a dog ;n;
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He sure is :)
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Ramsay-Bolton Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely dog ^^
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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JPAkita Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I should post a recent picture of Riki C:
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Oh, can't wait to see that! Riki is so beautiful! :D
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JPAkita Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! As well as Toshi ^^
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blueharuka Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks like an enormous teddy bear!

with all that fluff of his, i got a feeling he must feel like all soft and puffy like a cloud. :)
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SafaiaKiba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Akitas really do look like oversized teddies, don't they? :D Toshi isn't as fluffy today as he was on this photo, but he's still very fluffy. Not just as much. Cuddling with him is wonderful :D
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