JACA Breeder Directory

The Japanese Akita breeders listed in our directory are members in good standing who adhere to JACA’s Code of Ethics; they do health tests, offer health guarantees and are willing to support owners for the lifetime of the dog you purchased from them. They never overbreed, and they show their dogs in the conformation ring, enter trials or performance sport competitions. In effect, they are reputable preservation breeders. JACA member breeders are not the typical backyard breeders or foreign puppy brokers one might find advertising on third-party websites designed specifically for the dog trade or other sales websites, some of whom may even sell puppies with counterfeit pedigrees in their background. Those other breeders’ main goals are to make money while doing nothing to improve or preserve the breed; on top of carelessly breeding with little to no regard to health, they overburden and do not support Akita rescues. The typical JACA breeder does not view breeding as a business or even a supplemental source of income. We encourage you to do your due diligence and learn more about legitimate preservation breeders versus backyard breeders and puppy millers.

Our breeders are selective and often have waiting lists for their puppies. Some choose not to use a waiting list system. Most require interested parties to submit an application to screen buyers since they only produce a few litters a year. They want to make sure of a good fit between buyer and breed, that potential new owners of their puppies are deeply committed to their new family member and that the puppy will not end up being re-sold, abandoned or surrendered to a shelter. Some of our breeders will pay for a year of JACA membership where you will find newbies and veterans ready to welcome you to the joys of being a Japanese Akita owner and to share their experience!


Daiji Sou Japanese Akitas

This is a young family who love Japanese Akitas, especially the toras (brindles)! Their brindle bitch Karin has won in both the AKIHO and UKC rings. In his spare time, Tim intensively studies Japanese Akita pedigrees so his input on potential breeding mates is highly valued among JACA and AKIHO members on North America.

Location: Southern California, USA

Email:  daijisou@gmail.com

Kashinoki-Soh Japanese Akitas

Producing AKIHO-registered litters from import lines.
Contact:  Rich Quesada

Location:  Southern California, USA

Phone: (661) 312-9637 or (661) 294-9893

Email:  t_sncprog@sbcglobal.net

Minami Kennels

(Update: We are currently on hiatus from breeding but always willing to talk about the breed). We are a family-run Akita Inu kennel based in Richmond, Texas, which is located in the Greater Houston Area. We currently have Hana and Sakura, red Japanese Akitas who are AKIHO and UKC-registered. Our little family consists of Mamma, Pappa, two kids and two dogs. We are passionate about both our kids and our dogs. 

Location:  Houston, TX

Phone:  (713) 518-2660

Email: minamikennels@gmail.com

Shiranui Kennels

We are a small, Virginia based kennel in love with brindle Japanese Akita. All our breeding dogs come from champion Japanese lines and are hip, eye, and thyroid certified before breeding. Our first priority for any breeding is producing healthy dogs with good temperament. We are members in good standing with both the Japanese Akita Club of America and AKIHO. Above all, our dogs are spoiled pets who rule the household and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Feel free to like our Facebook page or check out our website!

Location:  Suffolk, Virginia

Email:  info@shiranuikennels.com

Junketsu Japanese Akitas

We are two people who are crazy about Japanese Akitas. Steven is the President of Akitainu Hozonkai (AKIHO) North American Branch. Judy is President of the Japanese Akita Club of America (JACA). All our dogs, champions and pets, old and young, are loved and spoiled equally. We maintain excellent relationships with all of our puppy buyers, and support our litters for life. As their human grandparents, we have even been known to host dogs we bred at our “Junketsu Spa” when their families go out of town. We do health certs and only breed award-winning dogs with AKIHO and UKC registration and pedigrees. Follow us on our Facebook page or check out our website www.junketsukennels.com.

Contact:  Steven & Judy Takamatsu

Location:  Southern California,  USA

Email:  junketsu.akitashiba@gmail.com

Hokkyokusei Kennels Japanese Akitas

Hokkyokusei Kennels was founded in 2016 and is located in St. Paul, Mnnesota. Our lines are a continuation of Kaiju Kennels where the parents of our foundation bitch were imported from champion Japanese lines with AKIHO pedigrees. Our goal is to breed for the Total Dog. Health, structure, temperament, and overall versatility are paramount for our breeding program. We invite you to check out this versatile breed. If you are looking for a puppy or have questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Visit our website or like us on our Facebook page.

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Email: hokkyokuseikennels@gmail.com

QueSera Japanese Akitas

Producing AKIHO-registered litters.
  John & Carol Speier

Location:  Waxahachie, TX

Phone:  (214) 208-3038

Email:  queseraja@hotmail.com

Taiheiyo-Kensha Japanese Akitas

(Update: Please note we are taking a break from our breeding program but we’re happy to answer questions regarding the breed or breeding.) Our purebred Japanese Akita litters all come from AKIHO pedigree stock and conform to AKIHO, JKC/FCI and UKC standards. Although we view conformation and temperament as important, we first and foremost want all of our puppies to go to loving homes with a safe and healthy environment to live out their lives, regardless of whether a pup is show or pet quality. To that end, we stand by our litters and only breed adult dogs who have been health tested. We are also happy to offer guidance to our buyers to give their new family members the best start possible.

Location:  Southern California, USA

Email:  taiheiyo@verizon.net

Kaiju Kennels Japanese Akitas

Kaiju Kennels is a family-owned Japanese Akita Inu kennel in Southern California. Our dogs are imported from champion Japanese lines with AKIHO and JKC pedigrees. All of our adults are health certified, well socialized, and beloved members of our family.

Location:  Buena Park, CA

Phone:  661-KAIJUSO (661-524-5876)

Email:  info@kaijukennels.com

Hyozan Japanese Akitas

Decades of experience breeding, raising, loving and showing Japanese Akitas.  All our breeding stock come from champion AKIHO-registered lines. 

Location: Texas, USA

Phone:  (214) 354-5097

Email:  hyozan58@hotmail.com

Sakura Akitas 

Sakura Akitas is a responsible breeder of Japanese Akitas (Akita Inus), based in Sainte-Martine, just 30 minutes from Montreal. Our Japanese Akitas are registered with the Akita-Inu Hozonkai (AKIHO) whose headquarters are located in Odate, Japan, in the Akita Prefecture. We are members of AKIHO North America and JACA, the Japanese Akita Club of America. We follow a set code of ethics to breed quality Akitas of sound body, temperament and health.

Location: Sainte-Martine, Quebec, Canada

Phone: (514) 659-8020

Email: sakuraakitas@gmail.com