Welcome to KAISHO AKITA'S
Our names are Craig and Malisa Moffat and we live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia.
Our passion for Akitas began many years ago.
There is not another breed in our eyes that has the presence and beauty of an Akita.
We had a breeder in the area many years ago and he had offered us a companion Akita but we had our Rottweilers and did not have the facilities to own another dog.
Our Rottweilers were a great joy to our life they protected our home and were great companions.
Ninja was a hero he prevented a serious robbery next door and the neighbours in the whole street appreciated their presence.
It was always our aim to own an Akita .
Alas our Rottweiler bitch Kaisho was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2003 and not given many months to live.
I searched the breeders for an Akita and Annette from dogs4sale pointed me in the right direction.
We made an appointment to meet with Adrienne and Bryan Holzapfel from Pinemist they had a beautiful puppy show bitch for sale.
This was an exciting litter for Bryan and Adrienne as the sire was MULTI BEST IN SHOW WINNER Grand Champion Knobe Chewbakka. Chewbakka is the perfect show dog loves to entertain the spectators around the ring.
We fell in love with our Bella she is a very special dog to us Bella loves everyone and has the same traits as her sire. Bella was a show bitch and Adrienne suggested we give dog showing a go.
Our Bella is a fabulous show dog and loves showing her self off.
Bella's Sire Aust Grand Champ Knobe Chewbakka is still the most successful Akita to exhibit in Queensland . Chewy has bone structure and conformation and is a real show dog his presence in the ring is a joy to watch and behold. Adrienne and Bryan and family have become great friends and the advice and support they have provided to us has been invaluable.
Well we were bitten by the show bug and enjoyed exhibiting. Bella was titled at 19 months and we have not looked back.
I am not saying it was easy Craig has had to learn how to handle an Akita in the show ring not an easy task for a beginner, as Akita's are not an easy breed to show for a novice as they are independant thinkers.
This is where Patrica Green and Michael Johnson were amazing they taught us how to show and are great friends and mentors, they still watch us exhibit to this day.
Michael and Patricia have had some great success in the show ring with their beautiful gun dogs.
I also had to learn how to groom. Adrienne has taught me well.
It was thru Adrienne and Bryan we acquired Mason. In 2005 Alan Molan of renowned Lanzeon Akita's in Sydney has a litter from his beautiful American Import Aust American Champ Tamarlane's Philosopher’s Stone and his Bitch Aust Ch Adelig Bujitsu.
Alan Molan has been involved with the show scene and akita's for over 20 years. Alan has bred and owned some of the most beautiful Akita's in Australia.
Dr Sophia of Tamarlane has bred some of the most famous Akita's in America and is very involved in the Akita breed in America.
Mason was a truly stunning puppy bone colour and conformation with a beautiful head. Alan Molan is also a great mentor and friend and we value his support and advice.
Sadly Ninja developed an aggressive cancer in April 2006 and he passed on at nearly 12 years old within a month of being diagnosed. We still miss Ninja and Kaisho and they are forever in our hearts.
Bella is a Multi Class in Group winner.
Mason is a Best in Group winner and Multi Reserve In Group winner and Class In Group Winner.
In 2008 after a long wait we welcomed our new addition Shinano Hell Raiser (Delta) into our home. Delta comes from Julia Jones and Gary Freestone of the renowned Akita Kennels of SHINANO AKITAS and we are so very pleased and proud they decided to send us one of their very best. Craig and I are so pleased and proud of Delta's amazing show results. Delta is having Lot's of fun in the show ring.
Delta is a spunky lovable girl with personality plus and she loves the show ring.
Delta is a muti class in Show and Group winner with multiple placings and at 7 months Delta was awarded Reserve In Group so we are very excited for this beauitful girls future. Delta achived her Australian Title in style at 13 months with a Best of Breed Class In Group and a short listing in group !!
In May 2009 we welcomed another Stunning Shinano addition to our family SHINANO INNER RYTHYM "Rumba" is a very welcome addition to our family Rumba is the pick of this special litter between the stunning Shinano Sweet Harmony "Solo" and the magnificent Redwitch Call The Shots (Imp U.K)"Bullet" Rumba is all akita with beautiful bone colour and movement a very typey baby that has a divine nature.
Rumba is to date our most sucessful Champion he is a Multi Best In Group and Multi Class in Show winner. Rumba exhibits Breed Type Balance Colour and Fabulous Movement we are very Proud of Our Rumba. Rumba is very close to Grand Champion Status, Thankyou Dear Friends Julia and Gary for sending us (and my favourite boy) to us !
In July 2009 we also welcomed our first Import in to our home from the famous Kennels of Margaret Hippolite of Kodo Akitas New Zealand Margaret is a dear friend and mentor KODO YOURS TRUELY "Honour" is a very special girl and she combines some of the best bloodlines in the akita world. Honours dam is the beautiful Redwitch Show Me Heaven (imp U.K) "Halo" and the magnificent Am Ch Regalias Loaded For Bear "Hunter". We are greatful that Margaret decided to entrust this special girl into our care. With her stunning headpiece and expression and overall type we are so very excited for Honours future. Honour has been very sucessful show dog with multiple RUIG and multi class in group and show placements. Honour competed her Australian Tittle in short order !
In Late Septemeber 2010 we welcomed to our Home another georgous girl from the Kodo Kennels NZ Ch Kodo Show Me Ya Halo "Harlo" Harlo was awarded her Australian title in no time with muti Best Of Breed Wins and RUIG and class in group placements. Harlo is a stunning bitch size colour and the most stunning female head piece to behold !
In Septmeber 2011 we welcome another Import from the Kodo Kennels Kodo Fortune Cookie "Cookie" has very special blood lines her Dam is Redwitch Show Me Heaven "Halo" and her sire is the Multi BISS Crown Royals Startin A Revolution "Lennon" Cookie is a strong beautiful bitch with much substance and all the qualities we desire in an akita Cookie is doing very well in her short time with us with Multi Class in group and show placements and muti Best Of Breed Placements from the minor class ! Thank You Margaret and Robert for sending us your favourite girl !
November 2011 also welcomes a Very Exciting Addition to our Kennels Estava Rain Expand Your Horizion "Kent" to our home after a long wait for the Best Male to send to us. We thank dear Freidrich Birkmar for sending us an outstanding male Kent is every thing we could have wished for and more with an outstanding pedigree Colour Breed Type Bone Balance and a Outstanding Head Piece we are very excited for this stunning boys future ! Kent has already has Multiple Class In Show Placements in his Short time with us !
We thank the many Judges who have awarded our Akita's attributes in the show ring.
All dogs are treasured family members who just love people and are healthy and happy dogs.
We have made many friends whilst exhibiting and enjoy the atmosphere and the social aspect it takes us away from our working week.
We have also made many Akita and showing friends via email overseas and in Australia we enjoy the contact and hope to meet them all one day.
We were very privilidged in July 2009 to meet Dave and Jenny Killilea of Redwitch the number one Akita Kennel in the World and we will not ever forget the kindness, advice and tips that Dave and Jenny passed on to us. This was so very special to Craig and I and we will not ever forget it. We hope to meet them again one day !
Akita's are not for the inexperienced dog owner, but a properly trained socialized and most of all loved Akita is an absolute dream to share you life with.
We are proud to class all our breeders as close friends and mentors.
We thank the respective breeders with out them our kennel would not be possible it is due to the quality of our dogs we have had so much enjoyment in the conformation show ring.
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Craig and Malisa Moffat