Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission, as a kennel and as a breeder, is to improve the bloodlines, genetic diversity, quality, temperament, and workability of the Kai Ken in North America. We honor and respect the Kai Ken Aigokai and breed to meet their standards for the Kai Ken.

As a kennel, our mission is to provide our dogs with the best possible living conditions and quality of life. All of our dogs are treated as family and live in a family environment where they interact with each other, people, kids, and other animals. Our goal is for our dogs to be well-socialized, happy dogs that enjoy working with and meeting new people and animals.

As breeders, our mission is to produce the best possible Kai Ken. Each litter produced should be a positive contribution to breed's future focusing on the improvment of type and temperament. This helps to ensure that our breeding program is preserving and helping the Kai Ken breed in North America. We strive to preserve the rich heritage of our Kai Ken. Another breeding goal we have is never to over saturate the breed. So, we will never breed if there is not a demand for better bloodlines. Each puppy we produce is unique, social, and healthy.

Please feel free to call us at 575.323.1524 or email us at info@yamabushikennel.org with questions or join The Nihon Ken Forum to learn more about the six native Japanese breeds. To learn more about the Kai Ken, breeding, training, health, or genetics please visit our links page.