Kuraokami’s litter is due in a few weeks! We’re holding a guessing game again for anyone who wants to participate. You can make a prediction about the puppies – their date of birth, colors, and sexes. You may make as many guesses as you want. Each category is worth a certain number of points, and the player with the most points wins!
Kura’s expected due date based on ovulation and breeding is between April 26th and May 2nd. All three colors are possible – red, brindle, or white.
We will announce the winner(s) after the puppies are born. Please make sure you enter a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
You may optionally make a $5 contribution
after you’ve made your prediction. Make sure you include a note letting us know who you are so we can match it up with your entry. See below for details!
The entry (or entries) worth the most points wins. There are no negative points; if a category is way off it is worth no points.
- Date of Birth: 100 points (-50 points per day off)
- First Puppy’s Time of Birth: 250 points (-5 points per 2 minutes off)
- Last Puppy’s Time of Birth: 250 points (-5 points per 2 minutes off)
- Number of Each Color/Sex: 50 points (-25 points per puppy off)
- Number of Males: 150 points (-50 points per puppy off)
- Number of Females: 150 points (-50 points per puppy off)
- Total Number of Puppies: 300 points (-100 points per puppy off)
Contribute to Litter H and Win!
If you like, you may make a $5 contribution towards Litter H along with your prediction. (Limit one prediction per $5.) The player with the closest prediction who made a contribution will receive an Amazon gift card worth 50% of the total contributions. They may instead choose to have a donation made in their name to JACA Cares, a non-profit aid to Japanese Akita rescues, for the same amount. The rest of the contributions will go towards whelping supplies, puddle pads, blankets, toys, and other items for Kura’s puppies.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.