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Kaiju Family Reunion at Premier

Yuuna was able to meet her half sister Senka and reunite with the rest of the Kaiju Crew at UKC Premier for a family reunion.

Needless to say Yuuna thoroughly enjoyed herself!

Senka & Yuuna

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Check out Yuuna being athletic or something. 🙂

UKC Premier Results!

Yuuna and I traveled to Michigan for UKC Premier, hopefully the first of many trips for us!

Yuuna competed in conformation, agility, rally and precision coursing.

Yuuna’s results:

Day 1:

Conformation: 1st Junior Female, Best Female, Best of Winners.

Agility: 2nd leg and 3rd place!

Rally: New Title and 2nd place!

Yuuna won Best Female/Best of Winners

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Day 2:

Conformation: 1st Junior Female, Best Female, Best of Winners.

Agility: New Title and 1st place! WOW!!

Rally: Extra leg and 4th place!

Yuuna running the dog walk

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Day 3:

Conformation: 1st Junior Female, Best Female

Precision Coursing: New Title!

Check out the video of Yuuna doing Precision Coursing!


Yuuna receives Total Dog at UKC Premier

What is Total Dog? 

Essentially, the UKC world of dogs is a working world. That’s the way it was developed in 1898, and that’s the way it remains today. A Total Dog displays equal parts Function, Temperament, and Structure. Total Dog is a way to showcase dogs who look and perform equally well. The UKC Total Dog philosophy places an emphasis on dogs who shine in multiple venues, such as displaying the gait appropriate for their breed type while in the show ring, and then using that superb construction to effortlessly run full speed in a Lure Coursing race. A sound, well-bred, well-adjusted dog can easily transition from the show ring to a performance event. They have the looks to excel as a proper specimen of their breed, while also having the brains and ability to perform athletically in a variety of sporting events.

The two largest, annual Total Dog competitions are held at Premier and Gateway Nationals. To become a Total Dog Qualifier at these shows, a dog must place in a conformation event one day, and then place in a performance event the following day. Those qualifiers are then invited into the Total Dog ring to compete for Total Dog Best In Show. (

Yuuna received this honor at UKC premier along with Mosura who is also from Kaiju Kennels. Yuuna and Mosura are the first two Japanese Akita’s to receive this award. What makes this even more special is Yuuna placed 4th in the Total Dog Northern Group division. What an accomplishment!

Mosura & Yuuna's Total Dog Photo

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High in Trial

I decided to take a chance. I entered Yuuna in Rally Novice today. She’s never done rally 🙂 First trial she received 93 out of a 100 possible points and placed first out of 6. Second trial she placed first with a perfect score of 100, out of 6. She was the only dog that received a perfect score out of 25+ dogs in that trial and was awarded High in Trial. No JA shenanigans today! 

First Japanese Akita to receive High in Trial in UKC Rally Novice.

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