Welcome to Graecarth Akita's UK, established in 2003, owned by Cathy Gouldson our aim is to produce Akita's as close to the breed standard as possible, and continue to produce a consistency in type. All of our dogs are health tested and are of a suitable breeding age prior to breeding.
We are located in Prenton, Merseyside in the North West of England, set in a lovely period home, our dogs enjoy free roam of our large gardens, we are also very lucky to be situated upon a 'Green Belt' of land where our dogs enjoy plenty of walks in the sunshine. Our dogs are also very well socialised as they go for visit's to the town and the seaside meeting and greeting new people and just generally enjoying the local hussle and bussle.
Our story begins in 2003 with the purchase of our beautiful boy 'Nikkou' who is a stunning example of the breed, his Sire is the wonderful Ch Anshee Fur Ever and his Dam is the daughter of Ch Redwitch Feel Free to Stare. Shortly after Nikkou's arrival followed our foundation girl 'Sasha' who came from the first ever White UK Champion to White UK Champion mating to be done, and the results were outstanding. Sasha had a wonderful show career with many class wins, she also took the Reserve Bitch CC qualifying her for her Stud Book Number and Crufts for life.
Sasha has produced for us consistent type and we have been so very lucky to own a girl with such potential, never letting us down in the ring, or the whelping box. From each litter Sasha has given us something breath taking, and I think you'll agree from the picture above of Sasha and two daughters (both from different Sire's) there is definitely consistency in type there!
From Sasha's first litter to a Ch Redwitch Heaven Can Wait son 'Nosferatu Toast of New York' we produced 'Brodie' who has gone on to win Muliple Green Stars for his owners Hazel and Bryan Aherne in Ireland, we wish them lots of luck with his quest for Irish Champion.
Sasha's most succesful litter had to be her litter to our 'Nikkou' producing 9 puppies, 5 white and 4 black and white, of which Sassy, Sophie, Dexter and Maddie all qualified for Crufts, Sassy however went on to gain her Irish Junior title and her full Irish Champion title, she also gained 2 CC's and a Reserve CC from her UK show career. Sister Maddie also went on to achieve Reserve Best Bitch, and brother Jackson has achieved Multiple Res CC's from his career in Holland.
In early 2012 we made the decision to take Sasha's last litter and with the hope of keeping back a beautiful girl to follow in her Mommies huge paw-prints, this time to 'Anshee Heads N Tails over Whitewreath' who is yet another son of 'Ch Redwitch Heaven Can Wait'. The resulting litter just blew us away, so much so we ended up keeping TWO girls, both of equal beauty but special to us for individual reasons. 'Boo-Boo' and 'Gracie-Lou' are our newest additions and we are excited to debut them later in the year.
In 2014 Gracie 'Graecarth's Tailor Made' made her show debut and took to it like a duck to water, a true little professional. She qualified for Crufts 2015 with ease, handled by Lisa Bridges. This year also saw the newest member of the Graecarth team arrive in the form of a beautiful white male puppy Louis 'Graecarth's Dare to Dream' who was my pick puppy back from Sophie 'Graecarth's Breaking Dawn' making Louis a grandson of our beautiful foundation dogs Sasha & Nikki, who we sadly lost during 2013 & 2014.
In 2016 we did a special breeding with our girl Boo (Graecarths Fairy Tail) to Champion Ruthdales State of the Art. This litter produced lovely progeny, one of which is now Can Champion Graecarths Diamonds N Pearls.
2017 we added to our Akitas, this time in the form of our home-bred girl 'Kennedy' (Graecarths Faith and Freedom) who was the result of our mating between Gracie (Graecarths Tailor Made) to Dexter (Graecarths Dark Knight). She made her show debut in January 2018 qualifying for Crufts at Manchester Ch Show. Under the talented hands of Lauren Bridges at Crufts 2018 Kennedy placed 2nd in her class under Judge Mrs Sheena Clark.
2018 saw us bring in a new youngster, this time an import from Italy, a male, 'Freddie' who is the grandson of our girl Boo (Graecarths Fairy Tail) being sired by her son, Graecarths Fame from our Boo x Ch Trex Litter.