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We live in the southeast of Lower Saxony in a small
village in the district of Helmstedt. The surroundings
are nothing but pure nature – ideal conditions for long
and active walks with our Akitas.
May 1987 the first Akita, a red male named „Erebor`s
Limba”, aged 3 months, cameto live with us.
We soon found out that the owner of Limba`s sister Rana,
named Ingrid Stahl, lived in Großmoor which is only
about 100 km away from us. So, as you can probably
imagine we spent a lot of weekends there. Ingrid was
very knowledgeable about Akitas and so she was in a
position to give us a lot of helpful tips. The most
important thing here is that you have to start with the
up-bringing of the Akita from day one, as you cannot
underestimate the Akitas inclination towards dominance
and hunting. In addition to this, the stubbornness of
the Akita demands a lot of patience and empathy. To
teach Limba where his limits were, Klaus went to a dog
school with him and as a result they both passed the
“companion dog”test. Looking back we have to say, this
was the best decision since Limba had an enormous self
confidence and a very strong instinct for hunting.
Our enthusiasm for this breed was now unstoppable. In
January 1989 Ingrid had her first litter of 4 puppies. A
small female named „Ajia von Nobara Ken“was reserved for
us and joined our family when she was 10 weeks old.
In the same year we applied with the FCI to register the
international kennel name
for our kennel – “von Kobushi-Ken”.
After Ajia fulfilled the breeding conditions and a
suitable stud dog was found in the Netherlands, there
was nothing to stop us from starting to breed.
In the following two years Ajia had two litters,
whelping 6 puppies each time.
The upbringing of the puppies in our house and garden
was an interesting challenge. At the same time it wasn´t
an easy task for us to find suitable buyers for our
We felt it was very important to keep close contact with
the new owners after the puppies were in their new
homes. Many friendships developed because we kept in
touch, some of them deepened and still exist today.
In 1994 Richard Hellman, the owner of the well known
Italian kennel “no Shatsuko” offered a puppy to us. She
was the daughter of the imposing and very successful
Akita male “Seihoh of Juntaidoh”. Her name was
“Mitsubaki go no Shatsuko”, but we called her “Taru”.
This puppy had the most characteristic traits of its
breed that I had ever seen. Taru developed wonderfully
and Klaus found great pleasure in participating in
exhibitions resulting in Taru winning the title of
“Deutscher Champion VDH”.
Unfortunately, our wish to breed with Taru could not be
fullfilled as she had huge hormone problems.
The most important thing for us was that our three
Akitas got along very well with one another until the
end of their lives. No matter where we went, we always
took them with us, even on our holidays. They behaved
very well in hotels as well as in restaurants.
In 1996 I passed my exams as a special judge for the
Akita and continued my training for 23 more breeds (sled
dogs, hunting- and herding dogs, as well as three more
For more than 20-years we have done voluntary work for
breeding clubs within the VDH, occupying a variety of
functions. Klaus worked as a breeding supervisor and
treasurer of the executive committee. For many years I
was very busy working as secretary of the ring and
specialist at exhibitions. I was also assigned to the
post of breeding supervisor and worked as part of the
managing committee, first, running the branch office and
later on as breed-supervisor for the club. I often
participated in educational programs / events with the
VDH and acquired a sound knowledge of cynology.
At present we have three Akitas, 1 male and 2 females,
are living with us and our desire to breed again has
Our goal is to breed healthy, socially acceptable Akitas
of good character, which come close to the ideal
We would like to thank this breed for all the
friendships, contacts and conversations with interesting
people around the world.
If your interest for this breed should be aroused, all
you have to do is contact us. We will be happy to
arrange a personal meeting – you are welcome as guests
in our house. Should you need further information about
this breed, feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone.
We shall be only too happy to help you.