The akita is mentioned in many places as Alpha and very dominant. Well we have news for you,dominance in dogs is scientifically proven to be a myth. The AVSB (American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior) in its concern for the resurgence of dominance theory issued a position statement. By definition the state of being dominant according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as a dominant position especially in a social hierarchy. This definition is the one more closely related to and applied to domesticated canines as a perceived behavior of studied domestic wolf families. One particular study done by L. David Mech now has proven dominance to be false information when it comes to how wild wolves live.