Godzuki and King Ghidora mated yesterday afternoon. Pregnancy check in one month with puppies due early July. All brindle! Please fill out our puppy questionnaire if you’re not already on our list. If you have any questions about this litter feel free to contact us.
Godzuki was a “surprise souvenir” from our 2015 trip to Japan, but we are very happy to have her as part of our family and show team. Godzuki’s great structure and movement, as well as her striking silver brindle markings, has earned her a lot of attention and admiration. We showed her to her UKC Championship within just a couple months of bringing her home and she did exceptionally well at UKC Premier last year.
We call Godzuki our “crazy girl” because she has such high spirits and happy energy about her all the time. She doesn’t just run and play, she cavorts and capers around the yard with the other dogs. She is by far the most agile, nimble, and carefree one among our dogs. Godzuki frequently runs up to us with a winning smile, and it is impossible to resist her infectious happiness; my husband and I relent and give her a good rub down, which seems to be the only time she stands still.
Despite her crazy zoomies, Godzuki is a very easy dog to live with. She settles immediately in the house or in her crate with a good “off switch” for all that energy. Godzuki is not as outgoing as our boys, but generally friendly and accepting of all strangers even kids. She gets along well with most other dogs, too. She is very focused on us and in tune with what we want, making training a breeze. We hope to do more with her in performance soon!
King Ghidora (aka Ghidora or KG) has done really well in multiple show venues. He was awarded Saikoshou and Reserve Supreme from NIPPO-USA, becoming the first NIPPO-USA Champion Meiyoshou Japanese Akita. Ghidora earned his Championship from UKC and became the second Grand Champion in the breed ever. He was also #4 in UKC Top Ten for 2014 with an impressive lead over the other Japanese Akita in the Top Ten.
We’ve always said that King Ghidora is our “breed ambassador” because he loves everyone he meets. We take him to conformation shows, pet expos, cross-country trips, and public events where he is happy to schmooze and put on the charm. He is a laid back, mellow, low energy dog that knows how to “go with the flow.” We have been very happy with the low key temperaments and high confidence in his puppies from Litter B and Litter C.
The puppies from King Ghidora’s first two litters have all grown up now. His daughter, Gamera, became the very first Grand Champion in the breed last year. His son, Bruno, earned his CGC title around the same time. Gamera and Bruno have been getting their health clearances done this year and passed all of them. Both are gorgeous, well-adjusted and healthy young dogs, as are their other siblings. We look forward to more of the same from Ghidora for Litter D.