APRIL 1992 ~ MARCH 2005

To say we are very proud of this Boy, is an understatement, as there are no words to describe our feelings of love and pride in such a magnificent dog, friend and companion.  We love you, you big ole' Yummy Gummy Bear!

Hip, Hip-Hooray... What a day! Our wonderful, yummy gummy bear has just earned his 10th Champion and his Register Of Merit status.  It could not have happened to a more deserving dog. A big thank you to the breeders who have recently used  Gonta and have those beautiful future champions out in the ring... many of which are major pointed. Gonta has had limited breedings and earned his ROM through just 2 breeders, Jodi Engel of Timbersky Akitas and his own breeder, Colleen Sullivan Sondaisa Akitas. An honor like this is not taken lightly! I feel blessed to have bred and shared my home with such a wonderful and magnificent animal. It is extremely difficult for me to properly express my feelings for this dog... I just love him so very much! Thank you Gonta for coming into my life.

Obviously, Gonta is one of our favorites!!!  He not only was  an outstanding show dog, and pre-potent sire, but most importantly a loved member of our family. Gonta has earned several Bests of Breed, a Group 2 placement, a Best Bred By Exhibitor in Group and a prestigious Best In Show at the Akita Club of Puget Sound Specialty, as a veteran.  Two years later Gonta earned Best Veteran, Best Stud Dog, and an Award of Merit.  Unbelievably, this has all been accomplished with very little showing.  Among his many talents, Gonta earned his CD obedience title in early 2001, just before turning the tender age of 9 years.

One of Gonta's most imperative accomplishments has been that of a producer. With very limited breedings he earned his Register Of Merit Producer, with at least 3 of these champions being multiple group placers and at least 2 are Best In Specialty Show winners themselves.

Unfortunately, care and compassion are not emotions we all share for our dogs as they age.  No one was more surprised then me to find this out.  Fortunately I was called from  miles away to the side of my sweet beautiful Gonta.   I felt as if my heart had been ripped from my chest and my legs were collapsing beneath me from the pain.  This truly magnificent dog was owed some dignity and relief from his suffering.  I do smile now when I think of you...knowing I held you and kissed your beautiful face as you were freed from your pain.  I know you wait for me Gummy Bear...I see you in my dreams.


CH. Sondaisa's Straight Shot "Rifle"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned by: Colleen Sullivan
CH. Sondaisa's Little Rose of Furlong "Rose"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned by: John & Kelli Pitino
CH. Timbersky's Fly With The Wind "Gus"
Bred by: Jodi Engel
Owned by: Terry Daniels
BISS CH. Sondaisa's Snapshot CD, ROMP "Fashion"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned: Colleen Sullivan
CH. Timbersky's Heaven & Earth "Ringo"
Bred by: Jodi Engel
Owned by: Jodi Engel & Karen Lutz
CH. Sondaisa's Second Rising Sun "Kiele"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned by: Mary Cleaves
CH. Timbersky's Mr. Majestyk "Atlas"
Bred by: Jodi Engel
Owned by: Jodi Engel & Jill Kramer
CH. Timbersky's Twist N Shout Keje "Twister"
Bred by: Jodi Engel
Owned by: Jodi Engel & Kelly Jeske
CH. Timbersky's Hurricane Solomon "Solomon"
Bred by: Jodi Engel
Owned by: Norm & Vicky Schneider - AUS.
CH. Sondaisa's Back In Black "Shade"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned by: Colleen Sullivan
Am/Can CH. Sondaisa's Rogue River "Rogue"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned by: Tawnya Lapp & Colleen Sullivan
CH. MajikSun's Force of Nature "Storm"
Bred by: Alicia Meyer
Owned by: Barbara Davis
CH. MajikSun's Bring It On "Trouble"
Bred by: Alicia Meyer
Owned by: Alicia Meyer
CH. Paradise's Roping Her Dreams "Angel"
Bred by: Kathy Petrina
Owned by: Natasha Olson & Kathy Petrina
MajikSun's Near Totality CGC, TDI  (Therapy Dog) "Luna"
Bred by: Alicia Meyer
Owned by: Dr. Rachel Bramble
MajikSun's Wanna Play?  TDI (Therapy Dog)  "Nike"
Bred by: Alicia Meyer
Owned by: Brent & Eileen Trotter
CH. Sondaisas Gunsmoke "Marshal"
Bred by: Colleen Sullivan
Owned by: Cindy Keen


  Ch O'BJ High-N-Mighty No Goshen, ROM
  Ch Goshen's Turn The Page Of Big-O, ROM
  Koma-Inu Double Trouble
SIRE ::   Ch Big-O's Magnum Mac TT 
  Ch O'BJ King's Ransom, ROM
  Goshen's Y'Alls Tabi San
  Ch Kinouk's Dream Maker
  Ch The Widow Maker O'BJ, ROM
  Ch O'BJ Striped Kareem Skylake
  Ch Goshen's Kuroi Kao Tar Baby, ROM
DAM ::     Ch Skylake's Tokyo Rose, ROMP 
  Ch Bonzai-Go Del La Sierra
  Soreina Meisha
    Saku Su Shobai-Go

Gonta's Information:

  Breeder :: Colleen Sullivan
  Date of Birth :: April 1992
  OFA :: AK-7288G24M
  CERF :: Annually


Updated: 09/27/2012

2001-2012 Sondaisa Akitas Colleen Sullivan
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