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Family Has Been Documenting The Growth Of Their Akita Puppy For 6 Months, And It’s Now A Bear
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Family Has Been Documenting The Growth Of Their Akita Puppy For 6 Months, And It’s Now A Bear

When Danielle and Kyle Schweigers from Florida first brought their Akita puppy home in the Fall of 2017, they were for sure aware of all the advantages and disadvantages this dog breed will bring them. Not only did they know that the Akita Inu is highly intelligent, but also that they grow pretty fast and big. And this is why they decided to immortalize their adorable puppy’s growth in pictures.

“We thought it was a creative and cute way to show that he’s our baby no matter how big he is,” Schweiger told The Dodo. “It has been an incredible ongoing sight to watch nonetheless!”

Bear – which is a name that couldn’t be more suitable for this large dog – was first photographed in Danielle’s arms when he was only ten weeks old. The couple then took a similar photo for the next six months to document this adorable puppy’s growth. After six months of living with the Schweigers, you can see how this bear dog barely fits in Danielle’s arms anymore in the last picture. The fascinating thing is that Bear hasn’t even reached his full size yet, and he will continue to grow for a little while.

According to Danielle, Bear is a very cheerful dog, and the whole family is completely in love with him. But he doesn’t realize what a giant he had become, so he still behaves like a playful, cute puppy. “He is completely unaware of his size. He constantly knocks me over or tries to fit in my lap!” says Danielle.

Scroll down to see the growth of this adorable fluffy dog for yourself.

More info: Facebook (h/t)

This is Bear, a 10-week-old Akita puppy

His owners knew how fast this breed grows so they decided to document the process in pictures

The picture on the left was taken when Bear was 10-weeks-old; the one on the right was taken after one month.

“We thought it was a creative and cute way to show that he’s our baby no matter how big he is,” Schweiger said

Left – 4 months old; right – 5 months old.

After six months living with the Schweigers, you can see how Bear barely fits in Danielle’s arms anymore in the last picture

The fascinating thing is that Bear hasn’t even reached his full size yet and he will continue to grow for a little while

Although the physical growth won’t last forever, his owners are sure that his kind and gentle spirit will never stop growing

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Zori the degu
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4 years ago

He looks perfect to cuddle, even though he probably wouldn't like it. Just a friendly reminder to all pandas, akitas are very challenging dogs. They are loyal but this doesn't mean they are sensitive or trainable. Especially if you are dealing with Japanese akita(Bear looks like an American akita to me, there are some differences between the two varieties, mainly that American akitas are slightly better for families, still not very good though). They are dominant and though dogs, bred for guards and fighting, so carefully research before you get this dog, it suits to very small number of owners.

mbergen
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4 years ago

Years ago we had an Akita/Elkhound cross (he was a rescued pup). Most difficult dog we ever owned by far. After hiring a professional trainer to, well, train us really, and tons of time working with him he became good with our family, but never truly good dog. He was very unpredictable around strangers his entire life.

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Daniel Sipes
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4 years ago

Tis a big floof that must be floofed!

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh Mah God...He's...GORGeous!!!!!!!!!

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Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks perfect to cuddle, even though he probably wouldn't like it. Just a friendly reminder to all pandas, akitas are very challenging dogs. They are loyal but this doesn't mean they are sensitive or trainable. Especially if you are dealing with Japanese akita(Bear looks like an American akita to me, there are some differences between the two varieties, mainly that American akitas are slightly better for families, still not very good though). They are dominant and though dogs, bred for guards and fighting, so carefully research before you get this dog, it suits to very small number of owners.

mbergen
Community Member
4 years ago

Years ago we had an Akita/Elkhound cross (he was a rescued pup). Most difficult dog we ever owned by far. After hiring a professional trainer to, well, train us really, and tons of time working with him he became good with our family, but never truly good dog. He was very unpredictable around strangers his entire life.

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago

Tis a big floof that must be floofed!

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh Mah God...He's...GORGeous!!!!!!!!!

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