Our Mission

Our Female Kai Ken

Haru

Haru was imported from Japan as an adult, she is Aigokai (KKA) registered, which means she is part of the Kai Ken Preservation Society in Japan. She came to us from our good friend Shigeru Kato who owned her and hunted with her in Japan, where he lives. Over the course of several years of discussion we, Shigeru and Yamabushi Kennel, came to the conclusion that Haru would be a great addition to our North American preservation efforts. Haru comes from the very well-established kennel "Sai No Kuni Inoue So" and her sire, Riki, is a dog that has won overall champion at the biannual Kai Ken Tenrankai several times. Her mother, Mako, is a very nice female and has done very well in the biannual Kai Ken Tenrankai as well. Haru is a hunter. In Japan she accompanied Shigeru and Baron, his Kishu Ken, while hunting boar in the mountainous regions around Tokyo.

Why Haru?

We think Haru is a good fit for our preservation efforts because of her amazing trainability, her lightning fast speed and agility, her great working temperament, her near perfect structure, and her sought-after pedigree. Click here to view Haru's pedigree | View Haru's Litters

Kumi

Kumi came to us via our 2nd round of imports. She is a very special addition to our kennel. Kumi is Aigokai (KKA) registered, which means she is part of the Kai Ken Preservation Society in Japan. Her sire, Musashi of Tenro Kensha, is very rarely allowed to breed to females outside his kennel, which makes his progeny hard to come by - especially outside Japan. We had the opportunity to meet Musashi in person on our last trip to Japan and we are very proud to have his bloodlines in our kennel, and coming to us in the form of Kumi makes it even better. Kumi is a real sweetheart, very playful, very flirty, and a lot of fun to live with. She has great structure and color. We are very excited to see what she produces for us moving forward!

Why Kumi?

We think Kumi is a great fit for our preservation efforts because of her perfect coloration, her amazing structure, her thick coat, her wonderful disposition, her muscular build, and her rare bloodlines. View Kumi's pedigree | View Kumi's Litters

Ayu

We feel Ayu is an especially nice female. She is Aigokai (KKA) registered, which means she is part of the Kai Ken Preservation Society in Japan. Ayu, like Haru and Ritsu, came to us from "Sai No Kuni Inoue So". She shares her sire, Eishin, with Ritsu and her a dam, Mako, with Haru. We brought Ayu back from our last trip to Japan, the second we met her we knew she was a great choice. Her bouncy, outgoing, and energetic personality makes her a wonderful fit for our program and brings some qualities that are lacking in the North American Kai Ken gene pool.

Why Ayu?

We think Ayu is a good fit for our preservation efforts because of her of her wonderful temperament, her fun personality, her loving nature, her thick and beautiful coat, her nice eye-set, and her great conformation and thick bone. These traits make Ayu one of the nicest Kai Ken we have met and we are honored to have her in our program. Click here to view Ayu's pedigree | View Ayu's Litters

Nami

Nami is one of our more recent imports. Nami came from the kennel Tochigi Mashiko Sou, located in Tochigi Prefecture. Nami shares her sire, Wakahonjin, with Akashi. Nami is a special female with several notable Kai in her pedigree, including a very famous male named "Nobushi" on her mother's side. Nami's mother, Yumme, is a beautiful example of an Akatora Kai Ken. Being related to Akashi, Nami shares some of his quirky personality traits we've grown to love. She's a very cute and friendly female with wonderful natural maternal instincts. She's really a treat to have around, and a lot of fun to live with. She's a wonderful companion who loves to snuggle with us in bed at night. Nami is Aigokai (KKA) registered, which means she is part of the Kai Ken Preservation Society in Japan.

Why Nami?

We think Nami is a wonderful female for our preservation efforts because of her very friendly and solid temperament, her nice structure, her hardy good health (she's never been sick), and her amazing natural maternal instincts. Nami is great with our daughter, with new puppies, and with new dogs. She's got everything we look for in a dam for our program.

Yamabushi no Nori

Nori was kept back from Kumi's second litter, which was sired by Ritsu. Nori is an exceptional example of a female Akatora Kai Ken. She has a nice thick medium-long coat, rich red color, and a nice thick, long tail. Her temperament is wonderful too; combining Kumi's amazing motherly traits and confidence with Ritsu's fun and rustic temperament traits. She's an easy going, social, and very clean female. We're very excited to see what Nori produces moving forward. Nori, like the rest of our Kai Ken, is Aigokai (KKA) registered, which means she is part of the Kai Ken Preservation Society in Japan.

Why Nori?

We think Nori is a wonderful female for our preservation efforts because she combines qualities we love from her dam and sire. Not just her beautiful looks, nice structure, and amazing coat but also her wonderful temperament and social qualities. She has everything we look for in our Kai Ken and we are very proud to have produced such a wonderful female.