Unfortunately the puppy Akita I was so waiting to get for the past 2 weeks was born with a disease and died on its way from the breeder It was a little upsetting to hear that from the store owner who is a friend of mine, but I think it may have bettered of my decision. He offered me another Akita batch, born on March 28th but I decided to ask him a few questions about guard dogs. He told me Akita is a great guard dog, but sometimes it gets attached to certain people and that can be a very negative trait of a dog. We spoke about it for a good 20 minutes, and I have switched the puppy I am getting. I am now getting an 8 week old German Shepherd, in 5 days! I'm even more anxious to get him now!