Njladi San Diego, CA 9/21/2011 3:53:00 PM It's a shame the owner of this beautiful little dog didn't seem to do any homework before getting her puppy or she could have avoided some trouble and pain for the little one. The very first thing you do is research the breed for behaviors and characteristics of the breed. Next, when you get your puppy, even from a reliable breeder, you take him to the vet for a thorough workup, blood panel, feces check, etc. Have a tracking chip inserted under the skin in an appropriate place. Be on constant guard as you would for an active, curious 2-year old child. Never leave around or give anything to a puppy anything he can get entirely inside his mouth, or that he can tear apart and swallow. You'll get to enjoy a happy, healthy companion for many more years if you are willing to keep alert and attentive - AKKs are very adventurous and curious and need to be supervised at all times until their and your routine is fully established. They have lots of energy.