Hokkaido Question
  • I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading through the posts on this forum, and I’ve decided I want to get a Hokkaido. My question is, is it better to import one from Japan, or find a breeder in the states? I’m in Northern California, as my name suggests. Any help on the pros and cons of each would be highly appreciated.
  • Your best bet would be to talk to PoetikDragon who is located in Southern CA or lindsayt near Puget Sound WA.

    I would suggest looking at https://masakadoshiba.com/ for Lindsays tentative breeding plans.
  • There's also Apricity Kennel, but they're on the other side of the US.

    I know a HANA Hokkaido named Umma just had a litter - they're probably all spoken for but they might be able to help you out: https://everydayhokkaidoken.wordpress.com/
  • Thank you for your responses.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1907
    AFAIK, if you're serious about being involved in the Hokkaido club in the USA and helping the breed, imports from Japan are needed and wanted.

    If you are looking for a pet, the above responses are great, too! And may be great to at least reach out to, anyway.

    @PoetikDragon is currently in Japan (AFAIK), but their kennel is Kaiju Kennel
    @Lindsayt is Hokusei Kashinoki and Umma's litter is through her kennel.
    @LexterGrace is Apricity Kennel, and just had her litter placed in their new homes.
    Akiyama no Roushya || 秋山の狼室 || www.kishu-ken.org
    Post edited by Crispy at 2018-08-14 00:24:54
  • lindsaytlindsayt
    Posts: 3449
    I have litter plans in the works for later in the year and into next, but if you are interested in breed preservation, I would encourage importing due to the high rate of CEA affected dogs already here. However, having owners on my waitlist who are open to the idea of collaborating with local breeders about keeping a puppy from one of us intact, does weigh more heavily in potential placement of any domestic puppies.
    Hokusei Kashinoki Hokkaido and Shiba Inu

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