About Us

Pioneering the establishment of Japan’s National Treasure, the Japanese Akita Inu, on our Australian shores!

Together with Shinkon Kensha, we have been working extremely hard to import quality Champion bloodlines and our foundation stock has been subjected to health screening and temperament testing before they are approved to join our breeding program. We have successfully bred a multitude of Champions, including the first red fawn male and red fawn female Akita (Japanese), the first brindle male and brindle female Akita (Japanese), and the first white male Akita (Japanese), to gain Championship Titles in Australia, with Best of Breed, Best in Group, Class in Group, and Class in Show wins achieved.

Our dogs are our cherished and beloved family members. The welfare and integrity of our beloved breed is paramount and we do not take our responsibility lightly. We are proud of our pups who have gone on to become wonderful family members in their chosen loving homes, and are also proud of the pups we have bred who have gone on to become special ambassadors for their breed at shows.

Meet our Team of Japanese Akita specialists!

Angelica Hartshorn:

Angelica is an individual who not only is passionate about everything that she does but also strongly believes in helping others to the best of her ability. Being a daughter of retired vets and a qualified teacher, Angelica inherited a love of animals and uses her skills as an educator to help the amazing network of Japanese Akita Inu. families she’s built with her dedicated team. She is also an ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council) and Dogs NSW registered breeder, with almost a decade of experience importing, breeding and looking after Japanese Akita puppies and dogs of all ages. Ensuring that you are supported for the life of your pup and that you have a fantastic experience with your special Japanese Akita Inu family member is her mission that she always goes above and beyond the call of duty to fulfil. 

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Anthony Hartshorn:

Anyone who knows Anthony sees his undeniable love of nature and animals, which he developed as a result of being surrounded by their splendour while growing up on five acres in the beautiful Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. It is no surprise then, that his undeniable love, passion, bond, care, mutual trust, respect and understanding for his Japanese Akita Inu dogs shine through just as immensely, leading him to be complimented and fondly nicknamed “The Akita Whisperer” by adopters of our Japanese Akita puppies. As a professional and qualified dog trainer and animal behaviourist, an ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council) and Dogs NSW registered breeder and dog show handler for the Japanese Akita, and with sound knowledge in Companion Animal Services, Anthony is the most experienced and only Japanese Akita Inu specialist in this field throughout the whole of Australia, and has helped dozens of people gain a better understanding and bond with their beloved Japanese Akita Inu.

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