Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Memphis Akita - UPDATE ADOPTED!

Remember the video of the shelter that killed the akita 39 seconds after he was surrendered? We all saw it...Well, this boy is in the same shelter - he will be killed as soon as stray hold it off...

#225703 - Akita, black/brown, male, 4 yr old. Stray in
05.01.11/Out 05.06.11. Can't release until then.

If you are interested in any of these dogs, please let Tracy know.

Here's his contact information:

Tracy Dunlap, Sr. ACT

Memphis Animal Services

3456 Tchulahoma Rd.

Memphis, TN 38118

(901) 362-5310

tracy.dunlap@memphistn.gov (at memphistn.gov)

Thank you.

Jan Courtney


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Akita on Craig's List, NH

This dog was on Craig's list - the post was flagged for removal because they asked for money - you can't SELL animals on Craig's list:

Akita (Southern NH)

Date: 2011-04-30, 11:57AM EDT
Reply to: comm-xawmy-2354767953@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Joe is 4 year old male Akita and he must find a new home quickly. He is leash trained, house broken and has a typical Akita personality. He is on the small side for the breed he only weighs 70 lbs. I would prefer someone who is familiar with the breed, ideally a previous akita owner. A $200 re-homing fee will apply, but is negotiable if you can demonstrate you can provide the right home for him. I will deliver him to you.

Sprinfield April 2011

This was a cluster of shows in Springfield on Easter Weekend. Jazz looked great but this will likely be his last shows for a while and maybe forever. See, Jazz does not like the ring, he hates as a matter of fact.

Some of my breeder friends think that he should just do it because I want him to, but, he's an Akita, he doesn't do things JUST BECAUSE I want him to. He's not Kat, who will do anything because I ask it of her.

So, I have made the decision that he doesn't need to be a show dog...he just needs to be a dog, my dog. I don't love him any less for not wanting to show, why would I?

It's a pretty big bummer that I have spent soooo much time and money to make him into a show dog and me into a handler. It was not all for nothing...He has 7 points, only needs 8 more to finish. But, it does not seem that it is meant to be. That said I was proud of how he showed, he looked great and moved beautifully, stayed right with me.

Anyway, here he is at the Easter Shows:

This was Friday, day one. Day one is always tough, he was a little grumpy but did what was asked. That is my friend Linda with Teagan, he won Winner's Dog. Teagan is a beautiful puppy and will make his championship very quickly.

Jazz on Saturday - much perkier and did a very nice job. I am finally getting the hang of this handling thing...He was beaten for Winner's Dog by Marine who is a very nice BIG young dog.

Love this shot - I am finally smiling...and Jazz looks so good here!

Jazz, Nancy and Kodi, Ed and Marine in the Winner's Class -

Winner's Class from a different angle - Marine took winner's dog. Kodi took reserve.

Jazz relaxing before class on Easter - I had already decided he was done showing by now, so we were just there to fill the major and have fun...

This is Sunday - Open Dog Class, Jazz won. Figures.

Winner's Class,. Jazz, Nancy and Kodi, Ed and Marine, Linda and Teagan. Teagan won Winner's Dog that day for his first major.

So for now he will just be a dog, I'll take him to classes and try some Rally runs with him. He likes to be doing something, perhaps Rally is his thing...it was for Kat.