Kakushigoto Shun'You Kensha, that is our little "Manuel"!
Kakushigoto Go Shun'you Kensha is the name of our akita-puppy born 20060407 in Spain. Mother is V'Kumi des Dragons du Soleil Rouge (Kumi). Father is Goushi Go Yahata Kensha (Goshi). The litter consisted of 9 puppies. Five male-puppies and four female-puppies.
Why is he called such a name as Manuel???
Once decided that we would import a dog from Spain we realized that the procedure wasn't quite that uncomplicated. There were many things to investigate, check and double-check. It became a not so small project. We could not name the project "the puppy"!? (A real name would be nicer). As we already had decided that the puppy would be male, and he was going to be born in Spain, we came up with the name Manuel. In Sweden "Fawlty towers" (John Cleese) the tv-series, has been broadcasted over and over again for many years. There the waiter is Spanish, and his name is... yes, Manuel. But no, our Manuel is not from Barcelona!
Why get a an Akita-puppy from Spain?
After a lot of investigations, surfing the internet and reading, (including, by car following a couple walking an Akita in the middle of Malmö )...
...we thought that an Akita might be something for us. Not the easiest breed but very much to our liking. Charlotte has always liked animals who give you a challenge. We made a lot of investigations about kennels in Sweden and our neighbour countries. We also made some requests but there were no litter planned for "our time-slot", or the mating did not have a wished outcome. So, we started to look in the rest of Europe, and now the scope grew. Maybe we should import a dog?
We started to investigate the rules and regulations and made contact with several kennels in the middle and south of Europe. In parallel we visited the one of the few Swedish kennels that existed - Amateraso No. They were kind enough to let us come and visit them and their dogs, even though they did not have any litter planned in the near future. We stayed all evening talking about the breed and the history of the Akita. We also got a lot confirmed regarding the genetic bank in Sweden. Where we had gaps regarding pedigree of interesting dogs, they helped us to fill these gaps. We became more and more convinced of that it was an Akita we should have. Now, after deciding to import, we thought: "If we now will put all this effort in importing a dog, it shall be a dog with fine pedigree and fine chances to become a grand dog!". After having been in contact with several kennels in different countries we decided for an upcoming litter at the SHUN'YOU KENSHA in Spain. There were 3 litter planned but we decided for the one that did not have that much of genes present in the Nordic countries. After weeks of e-mail, MSN-chatting, sending pictures, videos, clarifying what was needed by vet, breeder and buyer we finally decided for one puppy. And there we are...