About

An Introduction….

Shelly and Thomas at Blenheim Palace

I am based in oxfordshire, uk. I have been involved with akitas for the last 10 years and have owned and bred akitas that have been awarded challenge certificates, reserve challenge certificates, best puppy in breed winners and numerous 1st placings at championship shows. At open shows my dogs have been awarded many group placings one with Reserve Best in show. I mainly breed akitas when I would like something for myself but do also have puppies suitable for companion homes. I aspire to breed akitas to the breed standard with sound temperaments, I also health test all dogs that I breed from. I offer as much support to new akita owners and am involved with my local dog training club and breed rescue when called upon. I have attended breed specific seminars for both American akitas and japanese akita inu’s and as an aspiring judge can judge both these breeds.

A bit of history…

2014

2013

2012

2011

2011 saw me taking on a special young lady called Tina “Kitsune Honky Tonk Woman”. It is with this special girl that I have been campaigning in the show ring in 2011 and hope to continue into 2012 along with Thomas, Blade, and Isabella, not forgetting “Jack” Seijitsu Jack The Lad To Artzaren Bihotz over in Spain and “Macy” Seijitsu Rumour Continued” in Latvia. I wish all my family and friends the very best for 2012.

2010

2010 was mainly a year spent at home but I did attend a few shows with Thomas and Blade gaining some 1st places.

2009

Thomas came out with a bang at the beginning of 2009, gaining his first challenge Certificate at Manchester Championship Show, Blade and Isabella came out to the show ring in the summer, with Blade winning several Best Puppy Dog awards and a Best Puppy In Breed at Birmingham Championship show.

2008

Thomas wins his first Reserve Challenge Certificate at The National Championship Dog Show, gaining his stud book number and qualifying him for Crufts for life.  In the same year Thomas wins Reserve Best In Show at Westen-Super-Mare Open Dog show.

2007

Thomas comes to Seijitsu, although not my first Akita he is my first show dog.  We start ring training together and form a wonderful friendship and start to go to Championship, Open and Companion dog shows together.  This was a wonderful year for us both as not only do we do well in the show ring,Thomas went on to win Best Puppy Dog at the Akita Speciality Championship show.

Blade - Seijitsu's Cutting Edge

2 responses to “About

    • Hi, the best place to start would be to attend a dog club that offers “ringcraft” classes in your local area, this is where you can learn to train your Akita for the showring and also learn how to handle your dog for the ring and ring etiquette.
      Most clubs will then be able to assist you on where to enter shows, you can also attend local fun dog shows to get plenty of practice and really enjoy the experience with friends. Showing doesnt have to be about going to Championship shows and you will need to make sure that the dog you purchased has been registered with the kennel club to be eligible for certain shows. Your breeder where you purchased your dog from should be able to assist you aswell. Please feel free to email me at shelly.bennett@hotmail.co.uk for any further advice.
      Regards,
      Shelly

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