We opted to take a break from breeding for a couple of years. A lot of work goes into making sure a breeding goes well starting with finding dogs that are good examples of the standard (usually because they’re proven in the show ring), health testing them prior to doing the breeding, ultrasounds and other considerations for veterinary pre-natal care, building a whelping box, going through applications and interviews to find the best homes for the puppies, etc. But the truth is we’ve missed the pitter patter of little paws, the cute whining for mommy the milk bar and chasing after the adorable little guys. And we think our Kaki is a beautiful Japanese Akita, so before she was due to come into season, we contacted Rich Quesada of Kashinoki Soh and “borrowed” the handsome Jake for a date night with Kaki. The breeding took! We’re super excited to announce that Kaki and Jake are going to be parents. Their litter is expected in December 2015. More updates to come.