About us & the Akita

Kyokujitsu are a small show and breeding kennels located in Co.Roscommon, Southern Ireland. We only breed a litter if we can find the right combination to improve the breed. We are the home of Kato,  who in 2003 became the first Akita Inu Best of Breed winner and Annual Champion in Ireland. We also made history with Musashi who became the  FIRST  Akita Inu group 5 winner at an all breed Championship show in Ireland under FCI rules in 2007 . Musashi also won the dog green star at all 5 shows on the Munster Circuit in 2007 and went on to be Akita Inu annual champion in the same year. He was also an International, Irish and Luxembourg Champion.

We have also had a group 5 win and a 3rd Best In Show in France with Kumiko who is also an International, Irish  Luxembourg Champion  and Celtic Winner 2008 and 2011

If interested in a puppy from our breeding, or just want to talk dogs we can be contacted by emailing us at kyokujitsuakitas@gmail.com or by phone on 00353949862640 from outside Ireland or, 0949862640 when in Ireland.


Musashi winning group 5 back in 2007. Handled by Bobby Browne at Modelvill Akitas

How it all began…

Decided in 1996 to try and obedience train an  American Akita and this was very successful. Teeka was lonely so we bought our first Japanese Akita Inu, as a companion for Teeka. Along came Kato.

Then we bought Akira a lovely white bitch as a companion for Kato. We then had a discussion about gene pools bloodlines and all manner of complicated things and along came Mana from Satu Poninen’s Tartagel Kennels in Finland.

Shock horror we didn’t have any really good brindle Akita-Inu in UK  and this prompted the purchase of Musashi No Go Royal Nippon Akitos from Yosi Rotsild in Israel. Sashi is available for stud duties.

We moved to France in 2005 where to complete the pack we bought Kumiko ie Cara Shinju from Diana Ras in the Netherlands. In addition we now have Akina (daughter of Mana) and Beniko (daughter of Akina) both of our own breeding. 

In 2010 having had a successful five years of breeding and showing our dogs in France we decided it was time for a change and moved to Southern Ireland where we will continue to show the dogs and breed the occasional litter to try and improve the breed.