I do not know how many of you have had Akita's but we have seen in our little Basenji they have a few things a lot alike.
Akita will turn his head from side to side when watching something or when you are talking to them. Jaycee does same thing her little head goes from side to side. Like yes I am listening to every word just because I do not apply it.
Akita also use there hips and push on another dog when they are playing. Our akita will turn his hips clear around to hip another dog. Jaycee does the same thing we have seen her playing with our Shiba and hip her.
Really neat to watch and know they have some the same ways.