There are some very nice Hokkaido puppies from a litter in Japan for sale. I am traveling to Tokyo with a group and will be able to bring one or both back with me to the states in April, with stops in LA area and then Seattle. Two red girls are available still. There would be a significant savings on shipping fees (often $1500 for live cargo back from Japan!) Co-ownership would be ideal for breeding purposes and I could negotiate on sharing cost of import to the right home. Please let me know if you are interested and I can get more information for you.
There is 1 more puppy reservation spot available for the Hokusei Kashinoki “B” litter with anticipated pick up time in Fall 2017. Parents will be Umma and Kuma. The “C” and “D” litters are also being planned. In preparation for upcoming breedings, a planned import, planned health tests and breeding fees (parents are on opposite ends of the country), the club is again accepting donations to offset travel to https://www.paypal.me/Hokkaido
The puppy wish list is also updated:
Hokkaido Puppy Wish List Link: https://amzn.com/w/35CA4TV83KTJO
Genetic Testing: the Hokkaido club is submitting DNA samples for a gene study sponsored by Mars Veterinary. We have been offered a limited number of free testing kits and encourage any owners near or far to contact the club if you wish to be sent testing kits to use on your Hokkaido. Ideally we want dogs from North America, but lines related to our dogs domestically should also be represented internationally. Please send a request with your name, dogs info, and a mailing address to email@example.com if you wish to participate.
An update we have been eagerly waiting to announce: a wonderful home came to meet Genko and they all fell in love with each other immediately. Genko is now living close by with her very own people and their child, and very much in heaven by all accounts. She is a wonderful house pet and she so deserved this after having so much instability in her life just before moving to Washington. Her OFAs are also now available and her DNA is submitted to Optimal Selection. To keep up to date on Genko’s adventures, she has her own Instagram at helloimgenko https://www.instagram.com/helloimgenko/
Lastly, one of Genko’s sons, brindle boy Genji (Genjiro go Hokusei Kashinoki) is now collected and stored with ICSB, and we plan to collect his nice white brother Teddy to keep on hand for future use as well with compatible club females. Genji’s OFAs and gene testing are scheduled, and plans are underway for Teddy’s evaluation as well. Results will be shared here when available.
Spring 2017 litter planned from Hokusei Kennel of Umma (brindle) and Kuma (red). Waitlist has some openings still. Preference given to homes within driving distance of Washington, with dog experience, who share the mission of establishing the breed in North America. Deposits and contract required. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.masakadoshiba.wordpress.com
Please email email@example.com with inquiries, or phone 253.278.1169 if interested in a young adult female Hokkaido. Fully house trained, excellent with adults and children, well socialized to dogs, leash trained and crate trained. Current on vaccines and will be spayed prior to placement. Dog experienced homes in Western Washington preferred. Reduced rehoming fee.
Puppies received several visitors today, with a very special guest appearance by the 1st Hokkaido I ever met, the one who really charmed my socks off, the famous Meitou (and his wonderful mom). Genko has met them both before, and was careful to remind Meitou about her personal space bubble. And Meitou totally ignored her 😉
He was really great with the puppies and it was exciting to compare all 8 Hokkaido to each other…a very nice opportunity!
Lastly, today was Christmas for the Hokka pups and Genko when we opened the very thoughtful and generous wishlist packages. I was speechless at the generosity! Thank you sooo much Karilyn and Cam! Also thank you Jen, I know the puppies enjoyed your tasty shoes. And a big thank you to Wendy for getting to know my dogs today, and most especially for your quick thinking (words cannot express what that means to me).
A more detailed puppy progress report will be provided within the next few days. They are really becoming their own dogs!
Puppies are 6 weeks old this weekend and we are looking forward to some more special visitors. We are also keeping our paws crossed for some big news on the horizon (several big news’ actually). Anyways, some pretty big deal things coming up for HANA and we are so greatful for all the support received to date. To conclude, a photo of three of the puppies being ferried about the house and outside in an Outward Hound puppy sling while I do chores:
And momma Genko getting away with breakfast murder by charming doggy grandma after snatching her bagel off the counter. It’s hard to be angry at her!
I need to give a big “Thank you” to my friend Debbie. Debbie has a lovely new Kai Ken litter from Hello Kitty and Akashi, and it is so generous of her to think of Genko and the puppies. We went on a little shopping spree and picked up some needed supplies. Thank you!!!