following Owners would be happy to provide references concerning Moonlight
and Viki live in Las Vegas and are on their second and third Moonlight
Akita. Their first Akita was Rosco and he lived a long full life.
When his female Akita friend passed away, they acquired Holli. Then
when Rosco passed away they provided CH Spock a retirement home.
Holli and Spock are littermates. Spock is Dean's fifth Akita.
A better home couldn't be
asked for. An Akita's home is just as important as the temperament
the Akita is born with. Akitas do best as part of the family,
housedogs and with daily attention. An owner can't help but fall in
love with them, if they make him or her a part of their lives. Most
Akita owners, like Dean and Viki, love Akita breed so much that owning
another breed isn't even a consideration. Great homes are a gift to
an Akita breeder.
Joe & Lee Ann
live near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their first Akitas, Kato -- Ch
Moonlight's Rafferty (pictured at four years) and Ventana (pictured at
three years) enjoy Colorado life and weather. They especially love
the snow and the cold weather. When the temperatures are below zero,
they act like its nothing.
Joe and Lee Ann basically a companion male
but when Kato was born he was
the only male and he was definitely show quality. I was very
fortunate that they agreed to take Kato and allow me to show him as
well. It was the beginning of a good friendship. The dogs were
first and then the family expanded when their two children were
They first Akitas have
passed on and Joe and Lee Ann have acquired their second set of Akitas
from me, Shiro and Sasha (pictured at 6 months). All four of their
Akitas are wonderful with their children.
is a lovely black brindle spayed female who was acquired by Max when he
lived in Flagstaff, Arizona. Torri was a very passive female and got
along with most dogs in the household. Max and Torri had such a bond
that she is never more than fifteen feet away from him when off
leash. they moved to Chicago and Torri passed away from cancer at
eight years old. I remember being at the dog show in Flagstaff and
seeing a big black Akita walking across the field with a group of
people. I told my friend, that's a lovely Akita, I bet its my
Akita...she just laughed...so I made a bet and I won a Blizzard.
Max was in touch with me
throughout Torri's life and asked me for another Akita upon her
loss. Max now has his second Akita, Scarlet-a lovely fawn
female, from me and his mother and father have acquired her brother as
Glen had two of my Akitas, Atika (pictured at five years) and Yoshi
(pictured at one year) reside in Tucson. Yoshi is a special Akita,
she is deaf. Glen trained both Akitas to respond to full hand
commands. He had this to say: "We can’t thank you
enough for giving us Yoshi. She is absolutely beautiful and extremely
smart. She already knows sit, stay, down, come, move, leave it, inside,
outside, and okay. She is very visual—pays attention to facial
expressions (happy, that a no-no, etc.) and always keeps within visual
range of Glen or me. She is great with people, and absolutely loves
children. She doesn’t startle easily, even with kids. Her personality is
great—we love her to pieces. Thank you. P.S. Yoshi and Atika are good
buddies—we’re amazed at how well they get along!"
Both Akitas have passed on
now and Glen acquired an older female Akita that was a half-sister of
Yoshi from me and then I told him about another breeder on the east coast
that needed a home for a deaf male puppy. Glen was happy to provide
the deaf puppy a home. Glen's family expanded from one to a wife
with three children and the Akitas do great with the children.
and John acquired Kyoshi (CH Moonlight's Doctrine Samurai-a Kato son) from
me as a puppy. They had waited awhile for a puppy from me...finally
he arrived. The only male in a litter of three. A lovely show
male and they agreed to take him with the condition
that I could show him. Kyoshi finished very easily and as a
When Xena (CH Moonlight's
Xena of Silver Star) was returned to me because her owner didn't want her
any more (yes, this lovely female who was ranked in the Top 20 for two
years and who won Reserve Winners Bitch at the 1997 national was
returned), I asked John and Shasta if they would be willing to provide her
a forever home as a spayed female. They agreed and they had always
loved her. Xena lived the rest of her life in their home and I
couldn't have asked for a better place for her. A home where she was
and Shasta decided to start a family and did it with a bang...twins.
I still remember visiting and they were eating cheerios and every Cheerio
they ate, they would give one to Kyoshi or Xena who waited patiently (the
dogs were lucky there were two children). When the twins were about
five years old Xena passed away from bloat. They told me that Xena
was going to miss them, but would watch over them from above.
They replaced Xena with my
retired show dog, CH Starfire's Moonlight Quest. Que' or KK fit
right into their home. The children told me that KK loved them, I
asked how did they know. I was told that since she couldn't stop
giving them kisses, she loves them very much. I think KK totally
loves her new home and doesn't miss me at all because she has two children
to love on. She and Kyoshi are best buds. Sadly, John passed
away in a motorcycle accident in April 2009. He left behind a
wonderful family and is greatly missed. The children understood
death already because of losing Xena. They told Shasta that daddy
was with Xena and she would take care of him. They lost a father,
Shasta lost a husband and I lost a friend. I made sure Shasta knew
if she couldn't handle the dogs without John to let me know, and Shasta
said that there was no way she would part with them that they are just as
much a part of the family as John was.
and Yvette purchased Shadow from my second litter in December 1993, a
Scarlett son (pictured on left). They then acquired Bailey, a white
female Akita, out of Scarlett's third litter. Shadow was neutered
and I was going to show Bailey, but I just never got around to it...and
the next thing I knew she was and old lady. Like many couples, they
had the dogs first and then two children. Shadow and Bailey passed
away at thirteen and fourteen years old.
They contacted me for
another Akita and now they have Kuma (pictured on right). She is
certainly lovely enough to show, but I doubt that we ever will. She
was the smallest puppy the Logan x Maddy litter (1/3 the size of the
others) but she was healthy and had an awesome personality. She
quickly became everyone's favorite from the litter.
Full names were omitted
intentionally. If you desire to actually receive a formal
recommendation from any Moonlight Akita Owner, please feel free to ask for
such. E-mail addresses and/or telephone numbers will be
provided. My owners with children are also willing to discuss what
they did to get their Akitas ready for the new two legged arrival.
Most Akitas make wonderful
family companions. Show Akitas can also be fabulous pets as
well. Half of my finished champions are never even breed, and most
of the rest are only bred once and then spayed or neutered. All dogs
require training, time and attention to develop them to their full
potential as part of the family.