Originally Posted by Fluffyspoos
I was watching a dog show once, and they took a champion komodor, a dog that's basically been inside due to all the work it takes to grow his locks, to a flock of sheep. Without ever seeing a sheep or herding, he herded them and kept them in a neat little tight flock.
So I don't think instinct can be bred out of a dog that's bred to do something.
Yes I agree it is very hard to breed certain instincts out for example show apbt ( american pit bull terriers) have been bred for show and not fighting for years but some are still dog aggressive.
The same thing I see in a lot of herding dogs my GSD would herd dogs and she never seen a sheep in her life. She naturally guarded and protected as well.
as for Akitas one of my friends breeds them/ used to. He is also friend with the korean jindo club president, so if you would like his number and would like to talk to him let me know he will tell you everything you want to know about akitas. Akitas are very dominate and should only be handled by experience dog owners who has owned another dominant breed.