ALCH Big Benz Willow Creek’s Kiyomi, CGCA, TT, TDI, UP1000, UT1000, RATI, RL1X AOE, RNX, RATN, VAX


ALCH Big Benz Willow Creek's Kiyomi, CGCA, TT, TDI, UP1000, UT1000, RATI, RL1X AOE, RNX, RATN, VAX
Owner: Nancy Almann
Kiyo is my first performance dog, and continues to exceed all expectations that we and her breeder, Lynny Benzinger, have for her. In 8 rally trials, she had six first place and two third place finishes. She is an excellent therapy dog, and additionally, is active in obedience, tracking, nose work, rally, barn hunt, lure coursing and weightpull.

Kiyo was the first dog to earn the 1000 mile Pack Dog title as well as the 1000 Trail Dog title through Dog Scouts of America. To date, she is the only dog to have earned both titles. Together, we have hiked well over 4000 miles.

Little Missy makes friends wherever she goes. Her sunny, outgoing, happy personality is a testament to excellent breeding, good training and the benefits of socialization. Kiyo earned her VAX in March of 2015, and we are so proud of our girl. As our trainer says, Kiyo is my "Do It All Dog."


Akita Club of America

The Akita Club of America is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National Akita Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC. The main objectives of the Akita Club of America are the preservation and protection of the breed and improvement of the character and conformation of the Akita as described in the official breed standard.

About the Akita

A natural monument in Japan, the Akita’s proud heritage includes hunting large game such as bear, elk, and boar. This powerful and dignified member of the Working Group is renowned for courage and loyalty, but may not be tolerant of other animals. His luxurious double coat can include any combination of vibrant colors. Aloof toward strangers, they form strong family bonds. Highly intelligent with keen sense of humor, the Akita responds best to respectful commands and training techniques that rely on motivation rather than force. Strong-willed and proud, Akitas are not receptive to abusive methods. Akitas originated in Japan many, many years ago, and have been designated a natural monument of Japan. They are a large, impressive breed with natural guarding instincts. While generally reserved with people they don’t know, Akitas are affectionate with their family. They tend to be independent, and while they will always know where you are in your home, they do not need constant attention as do some of the more dependent breeds. For more about this amazing breed, please spend some time here at our site. There’s a wonderful world to explore.