Akitas are natural guardians. You don't have to train them for this job as they are born to protect and serve. However they are also great family pets and we really love ours. We have 4 Akita puppies (2 boys and 2 girls). The Sire is ACA registered Long Haired Akita and the Dam is Akita AKC. All are very healthy and happy. Presently the puppies are in the final stages of weaning and are eating solid food. We have been feeding them Innova dry puppy food soaked in water for a peanut butter consistency. They love it and are thriving and growing very quickly. All puppies will have first shots , dewormer and health cert. Photos taken March 28th 2011, they are much bigger now and running everywhere. Please respond to email for more info.