Each breeding is carefully planned with structure, health, temperament, and conformation to the breed standard in mind. All of our breeding dogs are registered with Akitainu Hozonkai (AKIHO) or Nihonken Hozonkai (NIPPO), the parent breed clubs in Japan. We believe that each dog should have his or her hips, eyes, and thyroid evaluated and submitted to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) prior to being bred. All of our dogs are health certified as circumstances permit and we offer full disclosure regarding the tests performed prior to breeding.
Pups are born in a comfy whelping box set up in my home office. I work from home and may sleep in my office to stay close to the dam and puppies at all times. We begin socialization and introduce the puppies to everyday situations at an early age, including limited exposure to children and cats. As they develop, we evaluate each puppy’s traits and personality for show quality and temperament. The new owner will receive a diary of the puppy’s development from the day it is born.
We are always accepting inquiries about pups from future litters. No breeding takes place unless we are certain that we have enough applicants that each puppy will be placed in a good home. As Japanese Akita and Hokkaido dogs are exceptionally rare in the United States, there are always more applicants than puppies to go around. Please review our placement process if you are interested in a puppy from us.