Time to take a break

April 29, 2018

We are taking a break from breeding, now. So no puppy plans for now. Our house is full, because I will not get rid of my Akitas just because they are old or out of breeding. Not a very professional, one may think. To me, my Akitas, are part of the family, all individuals and valuable. They have given us so much love, now it's our turn to give them something back.
Besides, our old house needs renovating.... you can well imagine in a household of several adults and occasional puppies :D
We have a new generation growing... Gogatsu Kensha No Emi  Tomoko 'EMI' from Ayame and Hachidai. Gogatsu Kensha No Fuyu Fuhihiko 'KUKI-COOKIE* and Gogatsu Kensha No Fuyu Bara 'MILLA' from Nana-Hachidai-litter.
I just love to see them grow. Emi having so much from her grandparents, I love her movements and body structure.
And what about these two sisters, Kuki and Milla?... Kuki being so physical, a strong little rascal and Milla, quite opposite, beautiful and 'easier'... if you can say that about an Akita :D

I'm so grateful to all those lovely families who have chosen a Gogatsu Kensha-puppy. Let's continue to keep in touch.  

Gogatsu Kensha F-Litter born February 15, 2018

April, 2, 2018

Sorry for being so lazy with my updating. Time flies so fast and I have my hands full with the puppies, not forgetting the adults either. 
Next Thursday, the pups will be 7 weeks and most of them will leave to their new homes next weekend.
All of them will stay in the Southern Finland, not far from our kennel. And what lovely families they all have... again.
I can't express my gratefulness enough for knowing these wonderful people and sharing my views with them.
But, now, I'm planning to take a break from breeding and wait how our new Gogatsu Kensha- generation, Gogatsu Kensha No Emi Tomoko and Gogatsu Kensha No Fuyu Fuhihiko, will turn out to be.
Maybe still one litter for Ayame... Autumn  2019 earliest

Nana with her newborn puppies

Lovely pile of Akita puppies

Nana gave birth to 6 wonderful brindle puppies during the night between 15-16 th February. The litter consists of 4 girls and 2 boys.
Unfortunately the puppy number 7 brindle boy didn't see the daylight. 
 
That was the first time I had lost a puppy. I know, one must be prepared for losses, too. We humans like to be in control on everything, but Mother Nature always surprises, us humans.
Luckily the rest of the litter and their Mom are fine. Seeing the puppies grow will lighten my heavy heart. 
February 9, 2018

Nana's X-rays result... at least 7 large puppies!!! Her pregnancy days are now 56. Let's see if they will be born on the day 60. That's a magic number for our Gogatsu Kensha-puppies.
Everything is ready for the puppies and their mama. 

Both parents have A/A hips 0/0 elbows and healthy eyes. 

Both of the parents have one previous litter, Nana's litter C with Winston and  Hachidai's litter E with Ayame.

We are hoping for red and brindle puppies.  

H'Nana de la Vallée des Samouraïs

L'Hachidai of Senzo No

Oh, what a December!!!

Oh, last December was very very busy for me. All our females came in heat practically simultaneously. First, our Alfa female Nana, then her daughter Chiara Mei and finally Ayame... Ayame had her last litter in September (gorgeous litter E) and now, Ayame's plan was to make babies with Hachidai.. AGAIN :D... No way, said this breeder, it's Nana's turn, now.
Well, I'm so proud of this young Casanova, Hachidai. He sure has his way with our females. He's gentle but firm male and all our females adore him. Hachidai takes into consideration of all our females, even our granny Momo gets his attention.