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Ayu’s Third Litter! Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Ayu’s third litter has arrived. She gave birth to 3 boys and one girl on 09/09/2013. Ayu and her puppies are doing great.

This litter was sired by Kibou, a Japanese import we imported along with Kumi several years ago. Kibou lives with a friend of ours in the Denver area.

Here are two pictures of Ayu with her puppies – more pictures to come soon!

Ayu's Third Litter

Ayu's Third Litter


Litter at Suteishii Kennels sired by Yamabsuhi’s “Akashi” Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Suteishii Kennels PuppiesFrom time to time, Yamabushi Kennel will partner with cooperative Kai Ken breeders in North America in an effort to increase the Kai Ken’s population diversity outside of Japan.

It is in the spirit of that type of cooperation that we are pleased and excited to announce that our male Kai Ken “Akashi” (Japanese import) has sired a litter at Suteishii Kennels in Ohio.

We’re happy to share with you some pics from Suteishii Kennels‘ litter. This beautiful litter, of 3 girls and 1 boy, was born on September 14th.

For more information on the availability of these puppies please contact Stacey Pestel via the Suteishii Kennels FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/SuteishiiKennels


Group Shot:


Puppy 1 – Female:

Puppy 2 – Female:

Puppy 3 – Female:

Puppy 4 – Male:

Akashi’s and Kumi’s relatives working boar and kamoshika in Japan Friday, May 11th, 2012

Below are some videos of Akashi’s and Kumi’s relatives, from Tenro Kensha, working boar and kamoshika in Japan. Note the aggressive terrain Kai Ken must negotiate in order to hunt the kamoshika – a quarry the Kai Ken has hunted since long before the formation of the Kai Ken Aigokai (甲斐犬愛護会).





I think Okabe-san’s dogs show a lot of promise in that boar test! Unfortunately, good boar hunting Kai Ken are hard to come by, even in Japan. So it’s a real honor to have some of his bloodlines in our preservation efforts.

Our Needle Felt pack Saturday, July 26th, 2008

>We had our friend, Patty, at Griffin Designs create Needle Felt version of our pack. The quality and craftsmanship is AMAZING! She really did a great job!

We added Fuji to our pack since we had them done, so we need to get Fuji done now too! :o)

Here is our NF pack: