Rivendell’s Boromir VA


Rivendell's Boromir VA
Owner: Cecille Juresko
Grizz earned his Versatile Akita based on almost 150 hours of therapy dog service. He was a Delta Society certified therapy dog for almost 7 years. He worked as a Reading Rover at Sheridan Elementary School in Spokane WA. Grizz & I committed to 1 day a week for the entire school year. We helped kids with reading difficulties ranging from dyslexia to English as a second language. The kids loved their reading sessions and Grizz loved the kids.

Grizz also served as a therapy dog at Shriner's Hospital for Children for 7 years. He played cards & pulled children in wheelchairs down the hallway. Many children were not able to come to the Therapy room so we visited their rooms. He sat quietly for petting & would lie down in their rooms, oozing soothing vibes. He was tall enough that he could put his head on their laps. Grizz also earned his Canine Good Citizen. He was one special boy.


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.