I would like to own a Akita i love everything about the breed, but i'm a first time dog owner. I have spent a lot of time with my friends dogs. I understand the traning and the dissaplining but i'm unsure of the dog breed. See I want a big loyal dog who is intelegent and had the ability to get along with a cat and a beareded dragon. I'm only 17 and it will be a few years before i actually am able to own a dog but the earlier you start to think about something like this the better right?
Of all the dog breeds i have read the akida is the best, but they have long fur and i live in Albuquerque New Mexico, which is really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter. Akida's need lots of exersize (so i've read) but would he or she get over heated in the summer?