Just before my husband and I started dating his family adopted an Akita. She had come from a breeder and was a show dog. She was very well behaved and very gentle. When we got married she came along as well. She was so much fun. We'd let her out to do her business, we didn't have a fenced in yard, she just roamed our yard and would come back when she was done. She never bothered anyone and we never worried about her.
We had her for five more years. She was a great companion.
Recently I found some pictures of her online. She was a Champion show dog.