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Alaska Akitas
1469 Ketchikan Lakes Rd
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Phone: 
907 220-9855 907 220-9855

E-mail:

info@AlaskaAkitas.com

There is no AKITA like an ALASKA Akita
There is no AKITA like an ALASKA Akita

Notes From Our Customers

Over the years I have dealt with literally hundreds of breeders (between my father's business and my own personal dealings) and I would say dealing with you guys was in my top 5%. I think you have very responsible practices without being over bearing and psycho restrictive which has become difficult to find nowadays. I also feel I got very personalized treatment, with the signed kennel(obviously you can't do that every time) and all the extra 'touches' to service. If you folks do not change a thing I foresee that you will have a very high end kennel reputation and a very successful operation. Believe me I know what I am talking about as I have seen the whole spectrum.
-- Aaron B.
Fairbanks, AK
Amira

I wanted to let you know Amira is doing great.  She is very very happy in her new home and is part of the family in every way. She enjoys her toys and likes to chew her bones. She really likes to eat and cannot wait for her breakfast.  

 

She is growing up to be so beautiful and her coat is amazing and soft.  Her personality is fun and protective and she is in LOVE with her big brother Cowboy.  He lets her get away with everything.

Christine B.

Florida

Skookum

Hi Livelys,

Here's a couple of current pics. Skookum likes people in general and likes to play with animals that don't show aggression. I've had him on some extended canoe trips, on my boat and in the woods with kids. He seemed to understand that he was with our camping group to serve the group and rather than sleep with me he stayed in the center of camp and gave warning when a bear approached. This is a way above average dog with respect to intelligence and just plain good sense and he's only 10 months old. Wow!

Sean T.

Klawock, AK

 

 

Our experience dealing with Alaska Akitas was excellent. They were very helpful and knowledgeable of the breed. They made sure to find the best homes for these puppies.

 

If I were to recommend them to my friends (which I have), I would say these are the best people you are going to adopt from. They are always willing to answer questions and help.

 

The part I like the most is that they are local and if I have any concerns or questions I can give them a buzz or stop by.

 

Our biggest fear of purchasing our pup was potty training, because isn't it everyone's? She has been doing great using the potty pads and is catching on quite fast! She will be completely trained in no time.

 

Alaska Akitas is able to answer any question I have about the breed. They educated us efficiently before purchasing and supplied us with many resources to look for information. We are very grateful for everything they do! 

Faith C.

Ketchikan, AK

"Stephanie and Anthony were prompt and eager to help before, during and after the actual purchase of my puppy.  They clearly cared about their dogs and were thorough in providing the means for Juneau and I to se out on our adventure in the best way possible.   I would recommend anyone interested in Akitas to consider Alaska Akitas.  Juney is an absolute dear.  She is beautiful, docile, smart and fun--truly the talk of the neighborhood.  It is difficult to go on a walk without meeting many new friends.  My initial fears in purchasing a puppy were 1) being declined based on the application because I live in a condo and don't have my own yard and more important 2) having enough time and reserve to manage a puppy through her puppyhood.  With regards to 1) the lively's okayed me :)  and 2) Juneau's demeanor just makes everything absolutely worthwhile.  She doesn't whimper or bark uncontrollably, she is very social, she is learning to control her biting and bladder already, understands basic commands (come and stay [out of bedroom])  and understands a lot more than just that.  It's easy to manage and want to manage her "puppyness".  In terms of the Lively's knowledge of Akitas, they immediately responded to a few questions i had about how to manage Juneau and provided that extra reassurance that reading books and articles doesn't always provide, that reassurance borne of what you know is first hand knowledge. "

Jaleh O.

Portland, OR

Hi! Anthony & Stephanie Lively were truly a pleasure to deal with. I would certainly recommend them (and did) to anyone interested in getting an Akita puppy. We are head over heels in love with our "little" Suki. The newest member of our family. She is almost 10 weeks and 20 lbs of pure love. She is the third Akita I've had the pleasure of owning. My first, Zion, made me fall in love with the breed over 20 years ago and was part of our family for 14 years. My second dog, Thor, is now 10 1/2 years and we just welcomed Suki.

 

How was your experience dealing with Alaska Akitas? 

Fantastic
 
If you were to recommend us to your friends, what would you say?

The Lively's were professional, personable and accommodating.  Alaska Akita's have gorgeous dogs, and they are knowledgeable& honest.  
 
What specifically did you like about Alaska Akitas? 

The look of their dogs initially. Then the fact that they won't just sell a puppy to anyone and are very concerned with the dogs temperament, which is especially important with Akitas.  I have never had ANY issues with my dogs, but always made sure to socialize them A LOT with other dogs & animals as well as people, especially children, as soon as I was able (after the 3rd round of vaccinations).  My dogs have always loved kids, and have never initiated any type of aggression. 

What was your biggest fear before purchasing your puppy? 

Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? 

Was Alaska Akitas knowledgeable about the breed, and able to answer your questions you had about the breed?

Absolutely. I have owned Akitas for years, so I didn't have that many questions about the breed, per say, but did talk to them at length about my experiences with my dogs as well as theirs. I was happy they wanted to know about me, my home situation and my knowledge of the breed prior to agreeing to sell me a puppy. It is a huge commitment and Akitas are amazing, but not for everyone. God willing...Suki will be a loved member of our family for the next 15+ years.

Miranda R.

Las Vegas, NV

How was your experience dealing with Alaska Akitas? 

- At my first contact with Stephanie and Anthony, I felt like part of the Alaska Akita family. They welcomed my questions with open arms and helped make the process of choosing, purchasing and shipping my pup comfortable and stress free.

If you were to recommend us to your friends, what would you say? 

-To my friends and fellow Akita lovers, Alaska Akitas came highly recommended by our Veterinary clinic and after researching various breeders, I kept ending up back with Stephanie and Anthony. My pup is not only stunning to behold but so personable, smart and hillarious.

What specifically did you like about Alaska Akitas?

- I very much appreciate how friendly both Stephanie and Anthony have been. They are not pretentious like some breeders can be and they make the entire process of purchasing a puppy seamless.

What was your biggest fear before purchasing your puppy? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? 

- I've never picked out a puppy without meeting him in person before. Already having a 12 year partnership with my 1/2 Akita male Jesse, and bringing in a new pup, had me a little concerned as well, but my male Alaska Akita, Koa (originally Yukon), has been wonderful! Jesse seems to understand that Koa is now part of the Pack and Koa has fit in perfectly. 

Was Alaska Akitas knowledgeable about the breed, and able to answer your questions you had about the breed?

-I've had previous experience with the Akita breed and have done extensive research, so didn't have a lot of breed-specific questions, but did appreciate all the information on the website. Before even talking with them, I felt like I knew the parents of my future Alaska Akita puppy!

Denise D.

Delta Junction, AK

How was your experience dealing with Alaska Akitas?  Great
 
If you were to recommend us to your friends, what would you say? Dealing with Alaska Akitas was easy and well worth it.  We got what we wanted and no problems.
 
What specifically did you like about Alaska Akitas? Easy to deal with, honesty.

 

What was your biggest fear before purchasing your puppy? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? Scam, no, we received our puppy exactly as promised and love him.

 

Was Alaska Akitas knowledgeable about the breed, and able to answer your questions you had about the breed? Absolutely yes.

Lynn L.

Pahrump, NV

      How was your experience dealing with Alaska Akitas? 

      Absolutely wonderful!! The Lively family is very helpful! Willing to answer any questions that arise! 
       

      If you were to recommend us to your friends, what would you say? 

      If you're looking for a great quality, beautiful, loving Akita then Definitely contact Alaska Akitas!!

      What specifically did you like about Alaska Akitas?

      That They're super helpful! Just call or email and they immediately answer! !

      What was your biggest fear before purchasing your puppy? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? 

      None

      Was Alaska Akitas knowledgeable about the breed, and able to answer your questions you had about the breed?Yes very much so! I believe they're the type of people if they didn't know answer, they'd research it and give you correct answer! Really great people! But yes, very knowledgeable about breed!

       

      Shelly R.

      Cleveland, TN

      How was your experience dealing with Alaska Akitas? 

      Great , we were always helped as soon as possible. All questions we had given were answered to the best of their ability. 

       
      If you were to recommend us to your friends, what would you say? 
      I recommend, if you want an Akita, to purchase from Anthony & Stephanie; they know what they're doing, and are very helpful, and manage to bring the best of the best out in this breed.

       
      What specifically did you like about Alaska Akitas?
      We love the fact that Anthony & Stephanie are so involved with what they're doing. 

       
      What was your biggest fear before purchasing your puppy? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? 
      Our biggest fear was not with the purchase yet, the puppy itself. After recently losing our Akita at the age of 13, we were afraid we wouldn't love her as much as we did our previous. But, we love Aurora so much, she is such a good listener, and does anything she can to cheer our household up. 

       
      Was Alaska Akitas knowledgeable about the breed, and able to answer your questions you had about the breed?
      Alaska Akitas is very knowledgeable about the breed, every question we had, had a knowledgeable answer that helped us. 
       
      The Trigg & Kennard Family
      Fairbanks, AK
       
       
       

      How was your experience dealing with Alaska Akitas? Absolutely great! Stephanie and Anthony really work with you and are always there for questions you may have.

      If you were to recommend us to your friends, what would you say? Easy, friendly and honest people with beautiful dogs.

      What specifically did you like about Alaska Akitas? For myself, I fell in love with Hoshi and Kodiak. Once you see their pups you are even more in love!

      What was your biggest fear before purchasing your puppy? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? Did not really have any fear before puppy except about the shipping of my pup which went really smoothly.

      Was Alaska Akitas knowledgeable about the breed, and able to answer your questions you had about the breed? Yes and yes

      Feel free to add anything else you would like posted on our website. I have been checking the Alaska Akitas website for about a year before taking the plunge to add another Akita to our home, our previous Akita passed away a month shy of his eleventh birthday….it was extremely hard on as he was our family. Amaya (formerly Alaska) is a smart and already protective bundle of energy! She is definitely keeping us and our Pomeranian on our toes!!! Everyone is adjusting well, she is a true little love and I am so happy she is home with us.

      Leita M.

      Las Vegas, NV

      "If you want a healthy good tempered baby, inquire within."

       

       

       

       

       

      Travis and Vicki H.

      Wasilla, AK

      For all you Akita lovers out there, you couldn't ask for better breeders and dogs.  My family is lucky enough to live locally, we were invited into Stephanie and Anthony's home to meet their Akita family, what a presence these animals have. So sweet with their children and my granddaughter. As soon as I saw Poseidon I knew he was the only one for us. We've named him Bjorn and he is such a joy to have. He came from their last litter between Kodiak and Hoshi and we got to play with all the puppies, it was great fun. I was in their home and saw first hand the love and dedication they have for these dogs, the puppy room is awesome. I do encourage you to learn everything you can about this breed if you've never owned an Akita. If you like a challenge and you have the time and patience then this is the dog for you. They all should be loved lots but with a firm hand, and they will be the best friend you ever had. If you ever have questions feel free to contact me via email mememooch@yahoo.com.  You can't go wrong with Alaska Akitas!

      M. Marsh

      Ketchikan, AK

      We couldn't be more happy with the purchase of our Akita puppy and the whole overall process. We received weekly updates along with pictures of our puppy from the time she was born, up to the time she got on the plane to fly to us. The communication, payment and pick up process couldn't have been any smoother. 10/10 would buy again and will refer friends and family looking for an amazing quality Akita. 

       

      Dane Z.

      Anchorage, AK

      Since the day he was born, we fell in love and know Hunter was destined to be our puppy. Hunter has been adjusting very well with our family and has been a joy since we got him. He's big, strong and smart everything we expected from an Akita. We also would like to thank the Livelys for an amazing experience in purchasing our first Akita puppy ever. They were nice, helpful and prompt. They tried their best to make this experience an very easy one for us. Here's some of the pics showing how comfortable Hunter Is in his new home. Btw, we kept the name Hunter because it matches him too well.

      Helen N.
      Garden Grove, CA

       

      Zuko is a year old now and is doing great. I would like to thank you again for the chance to own a amazing breed. You guys shipped me Zuko to Canada without any headache from customs. It was easy peasy to go to the airport and pick him up. Zuko is a perfect dog I couldn't of asked for better. He has the perfect temper and always happy. He is great with all other animals. He loves to play with smaller dogs as he has grown up with them . His best friend is a pound pomeranian. For a big jolly giant. He finds ways to play with the little guy. Zuko is a result of Hoshi and Kodiak.

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