Champion in FIVE
Countries, "Hanko by my Shinishinshin"
||When Akadashi was born we knew he was
special. He proves just how much every single day. Akadashi has a calm,
patient personality, affectionate but never pushy, people oriented but
not needy. Taken as a whole, from his brilliant tangerine orange coat to
his dignified attitude, Akadashi is All Akita, All the time. We are
especially proud of his willing to please nature.
|Dashi attended the Sacramento Show for several
days with us. Accompanied by a large group of friends, a good time was had
by all, including the Dash Man ( 11 weeks). The flowery lady holding the
lead is our good friend Carol Howton, breeder of Dashi's dam, Miso. Carol
has since turned her skills to Parson Russell Terriers. We remain close
||Darryl Houser kindly showed Dashi the ropes,
getting him ring ready for his debut show, Akita Specialty Las Vegas. My
mistake was letting him see me, once he knew I was near he had a difficult
time paying attention. We appreciate the kind comments made about him. His
laid back attitude and disinterest as other males walked around was very
satisfying. Stable temperament is essential for a family dog.
Unfortunately there can be only one sweeps winner. She paid attention! I
wonder what happens when a 75% import dog competes in FCI...could they
win? Would anyone ask if they are "really" an Akita?
|Many, Many, Mucho thanks to our friend, handler
extraordinaire and Veterinarian, Dr.
George Becker, DVM! In South America, George found us on the
internet and admired Akadashi, wanting to provide an opportunity for him
to compete against Akitas from Japan and other countries using the FCI
Standard for Japanese Akitas. It has always
been a goal, here at Hanko, to breed dogs capable of competing using the
standard of the country of origin...JAPAN! Thank
you SO very much, George and dearest translator and
friend, Gabrielle, for giving Dashi this opportunity to excel!
||All grown up and enjoying his travels, Akadashi
continues his South American Tour. The winning streak, helped by the
expert handling Dr. George Becker, DVM continues! FLASH...Akadashi
winning hearts at home and abroad! Requests to breed to Akadashi are
turned down due to show schedule. Dr. Becker plans a breeding with FCI
Champion, Hanko by my Shinishinshin, and his Champion females. George has
lovely sisters from Japan. There is not much more to accomplish on the
South American continent Akadashi makes plans to head home. George takes
such great care of the dogs, he NEVER allows the dogs to travel alone and
makes travel plans too.
|We are EVER so deeply grateful for the
outstanding care, affection and handling given to our boy during his stay
with George! Plans are being made for Kinto to visit with George, perhaps
for the World Show! It is too far in the future for Dashi to stay so
long. Thank you again, Gabby, for your many, many dedicated hours
translating for George and me. Dashi, as with all of the dogs at Hanko
Akitas, is NOT available at Public Stud. Akadashi puppies available
exclusively at Hanko Akitas or very limited breeding by private,
restricted, treaty. View http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1097947#animal
for health results, CHIC status. Eyes clear: 2007