Akita is known for being great household guards. In Japan, since the ancient times, this breed is being used as guard dogs. They have an aggressive nature and if kept in a house with other dogs they can prove to be great pack leaders. One drawback of this breed is that they also see children as intruders, so this can be a problem if your kids bring other kids over to the house. Although this issue can be resolved by training your Akita to be more friendly and also teach the kids of your house how they should approach this dog.