Last weekend were three busy, but exciting and fun days. It was time for the Japanese Breed Specialty Show in Hamm and the Europasieger and Bundessieger Show during following two days in nearby Dortmund.
Chihiro sadly was totally out of coat, so even though we had initially entered her, we decided to leave her home. None the less, it was great meeting so many friends from all over Europe and seeing their lovely dogs. A number of 117 Akita Inu joined the party added with other Nihon Ken like the Shiba, Shikoku, Kishu and American Akita to be judged by Japanese breed experts Tomimoto and Fujimoto.
As icing on the cake, Chihiro's future "husband" Taikou Go Shun'you Kensha won Best In Show out of more than 250 Japanese dogs on Friday and won Best Male Akita on Saturday!