Black headed Akita Dog Attack 47th Ave Brace Point Neighborhood

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    claire nolan


    I am trying to locate t the owner of a Black head Akita Dog that lives close to the end of 47th Ave SW. His dog seriously injured my dog as he was walking past my house on 47th Ave SW on September 4, 2021.

    His dog is a 100lb black headed Akita. His dog picked up my 18 pound 11 year old dog by the throat and was wildly jerking him up and down trying to break his neck. The Akita dog was bred for dog fighting in the 1600’s and to protect royalty in Japan and hunt wild boar and bear. They are one of the dog breeds that are considered dangerous enough to possibly ban in the Seattle City Limits. My dog has never been in a dog fight in his life. I have never seen a dog go for the juggler like that. This was partially my fault, as my dog was on a leash and it slipped out of my hand. So when he got near – the Akita attacked. It was so violent he ripped his collar off of his body. The owner was trying to control his dog but couldn’t and once the dog clamped down he wouldn’t release my dog. It was extremely scary.

    After, the owner apologized and said he would follow up. He hasn’t and I was so concerned about my dogs welfare I did not get his contact info. I immediately took my dog to the vet and he underwent surgery and had hundreds of stitches. The vet bills totalled $1500 dollars.

    The owner of the dog offered to assist with payment of the vet bill then said he would look to see if insurance would cover the cost and said he would get back to me but never did.

    If anyone knows whom the dogs owner is, I would appreciate his contact info.

    I do not wish to have the dog put down. I do want to know the dog’s history. i would like to know if he has injured another dog or person.I think it’s imperative that he is muzzled. I would warn people to be cautious near this dog.

    My name is Claire and my contact is 206-683-9114. Please call or text me.



    First let me say that I’m sorry for what happened to your dog. That away to have to watch and the pain and suffering that you must both be feeling is terrible.

    Here’s the hard part: that your dog was off leash really makes it your fault though the Akita breaking free of its leash may be the only mitigation you could expect.

    You pull some very nasty rhetorical tricks in your post. You point out the history and roots of the breed and that while your dog has never been in a dog fight you imply that this one surely has. The fact it that your dog certainly approached another leashed dog. Your dog probably ran at it as dogs are wont to do. This would elicit a defensive response.

    I have my own biases. I own two pit bulls. They are big chickens despite their reputation. While the breed is responsible for the most maulings in the last 20 years that isn’t indicative of the majority of the members of the breeds that make up the collection of dogs considered pit bulls. In fact, Labs are the most frequent biters.

    Breeds cannot be outright banned in WA. Municipality’s must provide a route around said restrictions that is reasonable for individual dogs. It’s possible that this dog would’ve been able to do so if another dog hadn’t run at it.

    I’m sure my post will be unpopular since I’m not displaying any hand wringing or howling for blood, as is popular these days. Feel free to pile on.



    Claire, I hope your dog is okay. How scary. And, according to your account, your dog is usually on a leash but it slipped out of your hand. So it wasn’t a typical off-leash situation.
    Mark, I agree that pit bulls can be very sweet, and you probably trained yours properly. BUT Akita guy needs to train his dog. Plus, he’s being a jerk for not following up.



    Claire, you might give Canine-Casa a call they may know who owns the dog???
    They’re right there on the corner by Endolyne Joe’s.

    4502 SW Brace Point Dr, Seattle, WA 98136
    Phone:206 932 4446

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