We at Sondaisa Akitas are a family, first and foremost! Temperament is a top priority for us here at home. Our 2 children do a wonderful job socializing puppies.  Our daughter, Rilee, is a big part of their, care, training, and showing.  We attempt and have accomplished many obedience titles and Canine Good Citizenship Certificates on our Conformation Champions.  Although the task is difficult and time consuming it is a lot of fun and it can be done. In addition to obedience, we have worked our dogs in agility and also dog carting.  Our at Home Champion dogs that have also earned their obedience titles are Ch. Timbersky's Brawn At Sondaisa CD, BISS Ch. Sondaisa's Roping the Wind CGC CD ROM, Multi BISS Ch. Sondaisa's Snapshot ROM CGC CD.  AM./CAN. AOM Ch. Sondaisa Shiver Shot Stardust ROM CD.  I gave up on Chrome and his high energy although may try it again when he is possibly a calm veteran.  I have very interesting stories to tell about our 1st and only AKC obedience competition together. 

We purchased our first Akita as a companion in 1988. Soon after that I began attending AKC Dog Shows and got the bug.... So to speak. I was fortunate that my first show dog was good to better quality, and although I resembled a lack of coordination in the show ring, my dog won on her own merits.

We have come a long way since then...To date we have bred 60 plus champions!  We have bred 7 Best in Show dogs at Akita Specialties.  National wins include 1 National Best In Show Specialty winner, 4 Best Puppy In Show , 1 Winners Dog, 2 Winners Bitch, 2 Best Bred By Exhibitor, 7 Award of Merits,  2 Reserve Winners Dogs,  1 Grand Futurity Winner, 2 Best Opposite Grand Futurity Winner, 1 Grand Maturity winner and Best In Breeders Cup.  At All Breed Shows and regional specialties our dogs are Multiple Group winning, Group placing, multiple Best of Breed, and Best In sweeps winners.  In 2003 and 2004, we were honored to be the ONLY breeder/owners to have 3 dogs in the Top Twenty Akitas in the country.

We have bred 7 Register of Merit dogs.  This means that the females need to produce at least 5 champions and the males need to produce at least 10.  There are also several ROM producers and 1 ROMX which is double what they are required to produce for champions.  They are:

 

*BISS AOM Ch. Sondaisa Roping the Wind CD ROMP

*BISS Ch. Sondaisa Snapshot CD ROMP

*BIS BISS AOM Ch. Sondaisas Cuervo Gold ROMP

*AOM Ch. Sondaisa Shiver Shot Stardust ROM

*Ch. Sondaisa Site For Sore Eyes ROM

*Ch. Sondaisa Rose River Timbersky ROMXP

*Ch. Sondaisa Golden Gait ROM

The loyal friendships that have developed through our dogs are many! One more reason to be thankful to our breed, the Akita.  

I need to mention how important it is to not only obedience train your akita, but also to understand behavior.  Although the dogs at my home have good temperaments, as a breeder, my dogs and I, are only the foundation of what your puppy will become.  Therefore, all dogs and puppies we place will be required to attain an AKC Canine Citizenship Certificate. 

 

Below you can see photos of our facilities and where our dogs spend most of their time when they aren't in the house.  They each have their own individual indoor/outdoor kennels and a 2 acre wooded exercise area.

 

Updated: 10/25/2012

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