Welcome, Litter E!

Mosura had her litter by c-section at 10:30 am this morning. There is one brindle girl and we have decided to call her River. Mother and pup are doing well so far and settled in snugly in the whelping room.

We expect River’s adult coloration to be similar to Bruno. You can view daily photos of her on our Facebook page and in her own album. And don’t forget to watch her on the puppycam!

River is not available. She may stay with us to be the next generation of Kaiju Kennels, or go to one of our already approved homes.

Welcome, Litter D!

Godzuki’s puppies arrived today! She had four boys and two girls, all dark brindles with minimal white markings. Mother and puppies are all doing great. She surprised us by being a few days earlier than expected, then surprised us again by having six puppies instead of five seen on x-ray less than an hour before whelping began!

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We think some of the puppies will be silver brindle, like Godzuki, and some will be red brindle like their dad, King Ghidora. You can view daily photos of the puppies on our Facebook page and each has their own album linked below. And don’t forget to watch them on the puppycam!

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All of the puppies will be available to the right home. If you are on our waiting list, the application will be sent to you. Please fill it out and send it back if you are interested in one. We are looking for one or two co-op homes to place the most promising pups with for the future betterment of the breed. Please let us know with your application if you are interested. All applications must be received on or before July 11th. More details will be sent along with the application.

Rainier

Brindle male born at 11:45 am and 464 grams. He is the largest puppy, with lighter coloration and jagged white belly markings. View his photo album.

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Shasta

Brindle female born at 11:54 am and 356 grams. She is the larger of the two females, with darker coloration and snip blaze. View her photo album.

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Adam

Brindle male born at 12:11 pm and 404 grams. He has darker coloration, a wide blaze, and a small spot on his belly. View his photo album.

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Helen

Brindle female born at 12:17 pm and 348 grams. She has rich red coloration, a wide blaze, and a large spot on her belly. View her photo album.

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Garibaldi

Brindle male born at 12:23 pm and 354 grams. He is the darkest puppy, with a snip blaze and a small spot on his belly. View his photo album.

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Lassen

Brindle male born at 2:47 pm and 392 grams. He has lighter coloration with a wide blaze and large spot on his belly. View his photo album.

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Welcome, Litter C!

Angirasu had her litter by c-section at 11:30 am this morning. There is one brindle girl and we have decided to call her Clover. Mother and pup are doing well so far and settled in snugly in the whelping room.

We expect Clover’s adult coloration to be similar to Bruno. You can view daily photos of her on our Facebook page and in her own album. And don’t forget to watch her on the puppycam!

Clover will be available to the right home. If you are on our waiting list, the application will be sent to you. Please fill it out and send it back if you are interested in her. We will be accepting two candidates, a primary and a backup in case it turns out that the primary is not a good match as Clover’s temperament and personality develops. All applications must be received on or before March 16th. More details will be sent along with the application.

Adopt a Japanese Akita: Mei

Update January 23rd, 2016: Mei found a forever home in Seattle. We wish her the best!

A red Japanese Akita was brought to the Upland shelter the day before Thanksgiving. She had a broken leg from an injury at least a week old. The shelter did nothing about her leg for nine days until the Japanese Akita Club of America found out about her and began making arrangements to get her into rescue. At that point the shelter decided the most expedient solution would be to completely amputate her leg.

JACA mobilized to raise money for her vet care to get a second opinion and try to save the leg, but it was too late. Less than 24 hours after finally being examined by a vet they amputated it.

The girl was immediatly pulled by A Passion For Paws rescue and funds raised by JACA for her post-surgery care. One of the JACA members named her Megumi, meaning blessing or grace, and she goes by Mei for short. Mei is being fostered by my parents while she heals up.

Mei is an incredibly sweet girl. She followers her foster mom around the house, preferring to be close to people. She is active and playful, showing no signs of pain or that she even realizes her leg is gone. Mei goes nuts to play with children and really wishes she was allowed to run as much as she wants to. She has had limited but positive interaction with another dog living at her foster home but hasn’t been introduced to cats yet. She is still learning house manners.

Mei is available for adoption through A Passion for Paws and is being fostered in Lomita, California. You can contact her foster home by emailing leannafox@aol.com.

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Available Adult: Batora

Update October 18th, 2015: Batora is going to stay with us as one of our retired house dogs. Thanks everyone who inquired about him!

GRCH HAKUBA NO OUJISAMA GO KOURAIEN, aka Batora, will be available to an approved home this autumn. Batora is an amazing Japanese Akita and excellent example of the breed. He will be three years old in August and currently weighs around 75 pounds at a height of 26½ inches.

Conformation

Batora has earned many Best of Breed and Group placements in his show career and was Best in Show at the 2014 Nihon Ken Invitational over 42 Japanese dogs. Batora is the 2014 #1 Japanese Akita and competed in the Top Ten Finals at UKC Premier 2015 where he placed second to Mosura. He is also the very first white Grand Champion in the breed, the second male Grand Champion, and the third Grand Champion ever. Batora placed Best of Breed in almost every show he has ever been entered in; he has only been beaten by a AKIHO Tokuyuu dogs, Mosura and Karin. He has beaten each of them in turn.

Batora is neutered but still eligible to compete in Altered Conformation in UKC. He can also be a good dog for a Junior Handler who wants to work with a larger breed.

Health

Hips: OFA Prelim Good at 22 months
Eyes: OFA Clear/Normal
Thyroid: Normal

Batora is a healthy and hearty boy who has never had any problems in the year and a half he has lived with us. He does not have any allergies or food intolerance that we are aware of. However, he is sensitive to fleas and should be treated regularly and always have clean bedding. He is current on Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo vaccines and does not have any adverse reaction to vaccinations or medication.

Character

Batora is a confident, outgoing, and friendly dog. He is a great breed ambassador, with an affable and accepting nature. He is good with children, strangers, cats, and other small pets. He is also very playful with female dogs and will let a girl be the boss of him. Although he behaves himself around male dogs at dog shows, we do not recommend he go to a home with an intact male. Neutered males will be considered on a trial basis. Batora is very social and would prefer at least one canine companion who will enjoy his antics.

As with any Akita, Batora can be very opinionated! He wants to be outside when you want him in, he wants to be inside when you try to get him to go out. He thinks it is a fun game – Batora will bark, play bow, and dance away from you if you try to get a hold of him. He needs a home with a sense of humor as big as his; Japanese dogs do not respond well to punitive methods of training. Batora is well-mannered in the home, other than his tendency to show affection by standing up for hugs or crawling on top of you on the couch.

He is very forgiving of handling mistakes or being put in uncomfortable situations, such as during a vet’s exam. He has never shown a desire to snap at someone, even when surprised or in pain.

Performance

Batora is an excellent candidate for any sort of performance sport you may wish to try. He is very smart and, when he’s not reminding you to be humble, generally obedient and eager to please. He is food motivated and easy to train. His joints and muscles are sound, allowing him to do any sort of running, climbing, or weight pulling safely. His sweet and outgoing nature would lend itself well to therapy work. He could also become a Canine Good Citizen once he is used to working with you.

Breeding

Batora is neutered and cannot be bred.

Price and Shipping

Batora’s price is negotiable, but will take into consideration his show career, exceptional quality, health clearances, and training. We will offer rebates for classes taken and titles earned after he joins your family. You can read up about our typical pricing for puppies for more information.

At this time we are not able to ship due to USDA regulations. Please plan on traveling to Southern California to pick Batora up in person. Feel free to inquire about making other arrangements.

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