It all started with our daughter Caitlyn, she brought home Luna our very first Japanese Akita Inu in 2015. We had no experience with the breed and had no idea about the history behind it, so we were in for a journey. As we watched Luna grow up, we quickly realized that she was not the typical dog, so we started to do some research and were intrigued by what we read about the history of the breed and the story of the infamous Hachiko. As the year went by and the breeder that my daughter got Luna from was having another litter, just in time for my husband’s birthday. Along comes Ozzy in 2016.
I purchased Ozzy for my Husband, but Ozzy clearly chose me as his “human” and it has been Love ever since.
A breed standard in the dog world is a set of guidelines which is used to ensure that the animals produced by a breeder conform to the specifics of the standardized breed. Breed standards are devised by breed associations or breed clubs, not by individuals, and are written to reflect the use or purpose of the species and breed of the animal.
Photo for Zipangu Musashi Kou by Dontsova Ella
Our Akita Inu family now consists of Ozzy, Luna, Hachiko, Nikita, Hakuryu, Kuro no Kishi, Mieshu and Kira. We will continue to strengthen our kennel and be a part of strengthening the breed here in the United States. We will continue to learn, educate, show and Champion our dogs forever being a part of preserving and protecting our beloved historic breed – “The Japanese Akita Inu”.