Akitas are Japan’s entry in the ancient canine clan of spitz-type dogs bred around the world on the globe’s northern latitudes. The breed as we know it was developed in the early 17th century in the Akita prefecture of northern Japan. It is said that the emperor banished a wayward nobleman to the prefecture, the northernmost province of the island of Honshu, where the nobleman was ordered to live out his days as a provincial ruler. As it happens, this exiled aristocrat was an ardent dog man and encouraged the barons under his sway to compete in the breeding of a large, versatile hunting dog. Generations of selective breeding produced the Akita, a powerful hunter with a strong work ethic and stout heart who worked in packs on such big game as wild boar, deer, and the fearsome Yezo bear. Owning Akitas was once restricted to the imperial family and their court. In more recent times, just plain folks the world over have employed their Akitas as world-class family guardians.
Akitas have for centuries been the object of myth and legend and occupy a special place in Japanese culture. When a child is born, the parents will usually receive an Akita figurine signifying happiness and long life, in keeping with an old Japanese tradition. A famously loyal Akita of the 1920s named Hachiko is among Japan’s most cherished symbols.
Various times during the Akita’s long history, the breed teetered on the brink of extinction. To ensure the Akita’s survival, a Japanese national breed club was founded in 1927. Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita to the United States, a gift she received while visiting Japan. Akitas caught on in America after WWII, when returning GIs brought them back from the Pacific. The breed entered the AKC Stud Book in 1972.
Akitas are burly, heavy-boned spitz-type dogs of imposing stature. Standing 24 to 28 inches at the shoulder, Akitas have a dense coat that comes in several colors, including white. The head is broad and massive, and is balanced in the rear by a full, curled-over tail. The erect ears and dark, shining eyes contribute to an expression of alertness, a hallmark of the breed.
Akitas are quiet, fastidious dogs. Wary of strangers and often intolerant of other animals, Akitas will gladly share their silly, affectionate side with family and friends. They thrive on human companionship. The large, independent-thinking Akita is hardwired for protecting those they love. They must be well socialized from birth with people and other dogs.
About Wicked Antler Kennels
Wicked Antler Kennels’ mission is to provide the most healthy of puppy(ies) so your family will have many years of enjoyable, lovable experience with your new puppy!
Wicked Antler Kennels prides ourselves on making sure we provide the utmost in healthy puppies and by doing this we have had all of our Dams and Sires run through a battery of test to ensure they are free of any genetic problems. Our Dams and Sires are also up to date on all of their vaccinations including rabies.
Each of our Dams and Sires will have their thyroid, eyes, hips and elbows tested and certified by OFA (Orthopedic Foundations For Animals, Inc.). Our Sires will be DNA tested. DNA profiling is for the purpose of permanent identification of a dog and for parentage testing.
After all of the testing is complete, we hand pick each Dam and Sire to mate to ensure the best puppy. We want the best temperament, markings, intelligence, mannerisms, and playfulness to come out in each puppy. This is how we know you are getting the best of the best when it comes to AKC Registered Akita Puppy(ies).
Wicked Antler Kennels will have each puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian to ensure they are healthy. Each puppy will have their vaccinations and de-wormed up to date. You will be provided with the serial numbers and certification of the vaccines to give to your veterinarian. To ensure the health of our puppy(ies) we require, you the buyer at your own expense, to take the puppy to a licensed veterinarian of your choosing and have the puppy checked out. We must receive, within 72 hours of you getting your puppy(ies), a copy of their report for our records. Failure to do this will void your health guarantee.
Wicked Antler Kennels will provide a one year congenital defects of the puppy(ies). This would be something that the parents have that is congenitally transferred to the puppy(ies). This is why we perform the battery of test on of each of our Dams and Sires to make sure they are free of any congenial issues..
Our adult dogs and puppies are fed top of the line dog food ( Nutri Source ). Our dams are fed a high quality new born food for optimal milk production, we start this regiment two weeks before birth and continue it throughout the nursing cycle.
Instead of giving our dogs the over processed store bought treats we feed them a hard boiled egg a day. This is an all natural high protein treat with lasting benefits that keeps their coats soft and shinny.
We at Wicked Antler Kennels take pride in producing the healthiest puppies! This all starts long before the birthing process. Each of our adult Akitas have been health DNA tested ensuring our buyers that there are no genetic or health problems in our herd. Be sure to check out the results of each Dam and Sire. Then each paring of our Dams and Sires is hand selected for temperament, looks and quality of puppies they will produce. Soon after conception each Dam is brought into the whelping house where they have their own private quarters. The whelping house is kept at a controlled temperature ensuring each Dam is comfortable and stress free. Each Dam is started on a feeding regimen of Nutra Source which includes Tuffy’s Gold mixed with puppy formula and puppy starter also from Nutra Source. This maximizes the protein they receive to help keep the Dam strong and to build up their milk supply to maximum potential before their puppies are born. Each Dam also receives hard boiled eggs and yogurt throughout this process. We also have a secret weapon that each Dam is given once the birthing process starts and is given up to time to wean the puppies which helps with milk production. We can physically see a big difference in our Dam’s by in acting this regimen.
We find that most pet owners do not mess with registering the puppy with AKC or micro chip registration because they do not want to mess with the paper work. So we decided to do this for each of our buyers. We register your puppy with AKC and their registration paperwork will come straight to you in the mail. We also will register your puppy’s micro chip with your name and address so if lost your puppy can find his/her way home. Just an added bonus that Wicked Antler Kennels does for our buyers.
Each whelping pin has a camera with voice and we literally watch and listen to all of our liters 24/7. Our phones are constantly logged in to each camera so if there is an issue we can respond to it immediately. Our whelping house is climate controlled. We continually monitor the thermostat and humidity level to make sure each liter is comfortable. Throughout the different stages of life the temperature has to be regulated so the puppies will not be too cold or too hot.
Once the puppies are walking they are able to go outside which allows them to run and play together. This also helps develop their socialization skills. Momma also teaches each puppy to go outside to do their business which starts the potty training process. We find that once the puppy is 8 weeks old and ready to go to their new home they are more than 80% potty trained.
This is just a little information on how we strive to produce the healthiest puppy. We take pride in our puppies knowing that we have done everything we can to make sure you receive a healthy puppy to be your new companion for life. Thank you for purchasing your new companion from Wicked Antler Kennels.
We are an innovative leader in the world of animal identification and recovery. Veterinarian owned and operated. Highly trained staff. We are here in the United States - not overseas. We are real people who talk to pet owners and shelters all day long. We are an official member of the Pet Microchip Lookup System*. Parent company Microchip ID Systems, Inc. has been in business since 1989.
We think that accountability is important. That availability matters. And we think that responsibility to you and to your pet is just like keeping a promise. We hold ourselves to very high standards that we think you will appreciate.
We register microchipped dogs, cats, and other pets to their owners. We help lost animals get home. We talk to shelters and vets, pet owners and rescues. We meet families with new puppies or kittens. We meet retirees who have a new ‘child’. We love our work. We are here to help. And to listen. It’s what we do.
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Wicked Antler Kennels will provide the microchip FREE. We will register the microchip in your name for a reduced price of $25.00. Most veterinarians charge between $50.00 to $100.00 for this service.
Customers who have questions, can contact us at 573-397-1150
At the Animal Health Center of Rolla, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality care for your pets and livestock. Your pet is an important part of your family and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available. Our veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting-edge veterinary care,from wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures. We have hours that are convenient for our clients and their pets.
Dr. Erica Smith earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in 2007. She practiced for several years in West Virginia before relocating to Rolla, and has worked at the Animal Health Center since June 2014.
The KLN reputation is based on the quality of the product. It can take decades to build a reputation and mere seconds to lose it. We recognize this life rule with the development of every product we make. KLN employees take pride in consistently producing the highest quality products; commitment to excellence and food safety standards are a priority. We proudly state that both companies have received only “A” and “A+” ratings from BRC (British Retail Consortium, a Global Food Safety Standard). Achieving outstanding quality requires focused, well trained employees, quality ingredients and processes, as well as clean and modern facilities (our facilities are truly world class). Customers trust the KLN brand to consistently deliver high quality products. We appreciate that trust and recognize its importance to our present and future success.
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Priority #1 to the folks here in Perham, Minnesota, is delivering the safest, most nutritious and flavorful pet foods possible. We’ve been cooking healthy pet foods in our small town since 1964 and we’re in control of every step of the process—from the farm to the bowl. Good sourcing practices begin with the suppliers from whom we purchase. We search for quality vendors who are dedicated to raising healthy food ingredients. We make sure everything we source is produced ethically, in accordance with local laws and our high standards. In addition, we give preferential treatment to those suppliers still owned and operated by their families. Our Country is stronger when companies support their local family-owned businesses. Below are some of the world’s finest ingredients....
Good Food Feeds a Pet. Great Food Nourishes Your Pet’s Whole Body.
You work tirelessly to keep your pet healthy and happy and choosing the right food is fundamental to ensuring that. Not just any food will do but with so many choices, picking the best food for your pet can be a difficult decision.
When formulating our Nutrisource, Pure Vita and Natural Planet products we carefully consider every ingredient. We’re particular about our suppliers so we can guarantee that our raw ingredients will pass our very stringent testing. We are equally conscientious about how our food is made so we manufacturer our own kibble in a state of the art AIB certified facility utilizing the most consummate quality control standards. We also mill our own legumes and grains, grind our own meats and cook under 200 degrees to maximize nutrition. All these efforts result in nutrient dense recipes that maximize bio-availability.
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COMPLETE YOUR LIFETIME REGISTRATION TODAY and access AKC’s Canine Care packages, which include essential resources and services available to you throughout every stage of your dog’s life.
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