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Japanese Akita Inu - week 24Updated : 09/06/2017

NEWS RECEIVED from Leigh Curtis and Ricci Morgan about their travels to the Netherlands over the bank holiday weekend confirms that on the Friday their homebred male, Jaidev No Katsu Go won BOB, CACIB and CAC and then went on to win group 5 at the OSS show and then the next day at the Netherlands Nippon Inu club show under U...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

I AM PLEASED to include the following report kindly complied by Shelly Bennett following a recent trip to Germany: “What an amazing time I had on my first trip to show in Germany with Maureen Thompson and Pete Chapman. The Akita Club put on such an amazing event to celebrate its 40-year anniversary. They provided such ...

Japanese Akita Inus - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

CRUFTS judge, Sheena Clarke awarded BOB to Multi/Int Ch Taikou Go Shun’You Kensha owned and bred by Silvia Exposito. Taikou is the second dog to be a double Crufts winner having first taken this award in 2015. It was wonderful publicity for the breed to see him shortlisted in a strong utility group as well. Taikou and ...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

NOTICE from the JAIC of a number of things that are organised or work in progress. Nominations to join the committee and items for inclusion on the AGM agenda must be received by the secretary no later than March 25. A number of vacancies exist within committee and the club wishes to encourage interested members to apply. No...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 7Updated : 13/02/2017

AN IMPORTANT statement from the Japanese Akita Inu Club has been forwarded to me for inclusion in the breed notes and reads as follows: “Members of the JAIC have voiced concerns regarding lack of clarity for the application of specific wording used in the KC’s 2016/17 yearbook F(A) regulations: Definitions of cla...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

THERE is great news from the Jaidev kennel following another trip across the channel. Their homebred male, Jaidev No Katsu Go took another CAC with BOB at the Netherlands Akita Club show under Belgian judge Mr Hans Van Den Berg.      Keeping the UK flag flying a week later, the Tsoyu show team attended t...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 5Updated : 24/01/2017

THE FIRST show of the year, Manchester, returned a super entry of 26 dogs for Jane Lilley. It was exciting to see some new youngsters in attendance that will hopefully continue to be campaigned this year.      BOB was Charlotte Andrews’ male Kenichi No Mitsuru Go, who finished 2016 as top dog in th...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

GENK LKV championship show in Belgium saw more UK exhibitors enjoy overseas success and start the year with a bang. Shelly Bennett, Peter Chapman and I travelled to the show with two dogs and much to our delight ‘did the double’ with Tsoyu Gokujou Go being awarded the bitch CAC and BOB and Tsoyu Hamako Go taking ...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

FIRST, I need to correct my error in my previous notes: at the JAIC breed club show Mike Window awarded BP to Leigh Curtis and Charlotte Andrews’ Megapolis Style Takumi who was handled by Ricci Morgan. So belated congratulations to Leigh, Charlotte and Ricci for this lovely finish to the year for their imported puppy. ...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 50Updated : 09/12/2016

THE SECOND breed club open show held in conjunction with BUBA was deemed a success by all involved and lovely compliments from spectators were received by the hard working committee. The environment, ring size and timing of the breed judging before the club show were significant contributors to the outcome of the day, as was...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 46Updated : 11/11/2016

SOME GREAT promotional work, again, by Rob Stuhldreer and his girls. I received this latest update from Rob: “It’s been a very busy weekend for Flora (Melodor We Are The Borg) and Kin (Anshee Kyoko Kin for Widowmaker) who were personally invited again by the organisers to represent their respective breeds on a jo...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 40Updated : 29/09/2016

GIVE A Dog a Genome project (GDG) update: The Japanese Akita Inu breed club is participating in the Give a Dog a Genome project currently being delivered by the Animal Health Trust through funding from the 75 participating breed clubs and matched funding from the Kennel Club. So far 66/75 clubs have returned the health surve...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 38Updated : 19/09/2016

ANYONE looking for an eye testing clinic? If so, then the Akita Association is hosting one by Dr Peter Bedford at its championship show on Oct 1. The venue is Wednesbury Leisure Centre, WS10 7HP in the West Midlands and advance booking can be done through Roberta Wright on 01704 225676. Details can be found on the club&rsquo...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 34Updated : 19/08/2016

AFTER an aborted trip to Belgium for the Liege Show in Belgium, which was purely down to the horrendous backlogs of travellers at the ports Shelly Bennett wrote to tell me: “A team of two made the journey from England to Mechelen, Belgium – me with Tsoyu Hamako Go, co-owned by Peter Chapman and Maureen Thompson w...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 30Updated : 22/07/2016

A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC George, Irene and Sophie Ritchie along with some of their dogs have chosen to take part in the Pedigree Paws Unite charity walk in aid of the Peek A Boo charity and are hoping to raise the profile of the Akita Inu by raising a minimum of £150 to help improve the lives of children and dogs. It’...

Japanese Akita Inus - week 25Updated : 17/06/2016

MORE NEWS from the Jaidev kennel of Ricci Morgan and Leigh Curtis after their weekend round trip to Tilburg in the Netherlands and then Lommel in Belgium with some of their dogs. The effort proved somewhat worthwhile because at Tilburg the young female, Jaidev Saki Cho Hime Go, was awarded best junior, CAC and BOS and then a...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 23Updated : 03/06/2016

A VERY pleased Rob Stuhldreer wants to share his good news with everyone as his beloved Kin (Anshee Kyoko Kin for Widowmaker) passed her Good Citizen silver award at Alpha Dog Training Club, London. No doubt they are both already on the track to ‘go for gold’ in the near future. Well done Rob and Kin!  &...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 22Updated : 27/05/2016

GREAT results from the Japan Breeds and Dutch Akita Club shows. Unfortunately this event clashed with SKC, affecting the entry this year. The event is held every two years and hosted by a breed club in Europe. The venue was a sports hall in Zutphen, Holland and Akitas from four UK kennels attended both days. It was a non-sto...

Japanese Akita Inu - week 20Updated : 13/05/2016

SOME exciting news from Robert Stuhldreer who writes: “Kin (Anshee Kyoko Kin for Widowmaker) and Flora (Melodor We Are The Borg) worked very hard at the National Pet Show at the ExCel in London. The girls proudly represented their respective breeds on a joint Japanese Akita Inu/Akita breed stand. Kin even got to do som...

Japanese Akita Inus - week 17Updated : 21/04/2016

MORE SUCCESS for UK exhibitors abroad. This time two exhibitors attended the Antwerp BRABO international show and both got amazing results! First, it was the turn of Tsoyu Baku Go Kyoshi (aka Fuzzy) to ‘strut his stuff’ and he took first Exc. open male class followed by BOS handled by his owner, Karyn Fowkes. Fuz...

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