Hana went out to get some groceries since Reber Ranch had a good sale. We found a great deal on the Shiba food (First Mate) and some good treats for puppies. Hana was a super star! She did so well and was more than happy to ride around in her crate in the cart, and later walk around the store on leash with a collar (her first time doing either). She was so good on leash and happy to wear her puppy necklace. And let me add, there was zero leash drama. She walked with me like a seasoned adult dog (Dog bless the natural Hokkaido tendency to stay with you nicely while walking).
She happily took treats from strangers and greeted people nicely (with a little excitement pee that is normal for my hokkaido puppies). She was also super at riding in her crate in the car and generally a happy content well adjusted puppy. She is still available for placement and it’s surprising to all who meet her as she is precious and adorable and sweet and really a very good little girl who will make a fantastic pet.
Without further ado, here she is in her shopping adventure:
String cheese is the best!
Standing pretty for cheese
Look at those angles!
We took the time to a tiny bit of training:
Working for the treat
And we have a good “sit” in a new place!
Working on sits in new places is hard for a puppy!
We also have a cute tummy and aren’t shy about showing it to everyone!
As of today 11/11/2018, Hana the brindle Hokkaido girl is 10.5 weeks old and ready to go to her permanent home. Local homes preferred but not required. She is chipped, first vaccines given, dewormed, crate training underway, and sleeping through the night. She is a smaller girl but she is beautiful with lots of personality. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana is still in need of placement. She is 9.5 weeks old, a beautiful little brindle girl, and has a really neat personality. She is spunky and sassy but very sweet and eager to please. She will be on the smaller size range end for female hokkaido. She is crate trained for overnights, has her microchip, 1st vaccine and several dewormings, her eye exam certification, and will be placed with a spay contract as she has a small hernia that can be fixed easily during her spay. Her placement fee will therefore be reduced to $2500. I will ship for the right home (figure an extra $300). She will make a loving sweet family pet and be a fun portable girl for hikes and traveling. Send interest emails to email@example.com
Arashi update: She is in a great cooperative breeding home with an experienced breeder, as she is a CEA carrier and will be a benefit to improving the health of the population in the US. Fingers crossed that she matures well and grows out of her puppy uglies!
Currently, I have one puppy left: 9 week old brindle bean Hana. She is a peanut and extremely sweet but also sassy (she must have been taking notes from her Shiba auntie Farrah). Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about her placement.
Updates on my adult dogs: Ashi is doing well in his permanent home in Seattle area, and his friend Kurasi will soon be spayed and heading to the great north for a long awaited reunion. She has been such an excellent mom and sweet quirky girl, I don’t have any complaints about her and will be sad to see her leave, but know she is going into great hands.
There will be some exciting additions to Lindsay’s Hokkaido Hut in the near future from far away lands, and any one who had expressed interest in co-owning or having an import dog for breed preservation, please contact me for details. I’m so excited and honored to be involved with breed development.
*EDIT: Arashi has been placed. There is now a brindle female named Hana who is available and is 8 weeks old. She is ready for placement as of 10/28/2018*
……Posting below is expired as of 10/27/2018……
This little girl is Arashi (Arashi go Hokusei Kashinoki) and is from the Umma x Ashi litter. She is about 11 weeks old and available to a Washington/Oregon home on a co-ownership with some additional requirements. She is a very special girl in that she is not affected by CEA and there aren’t many of those in the US, so we want her good genes and temperament to be used to help increase the number of healthy Hokkaido.
She is early leash trained, crate trained, has some clicker training, is vaccinated, microchipped and well socialized, with a very stable personality and promising temperament. She has potty training basics down and is great overnight, but as is typical for my Hokkaido, has the puppy excitement pee pees and will grow out of that. She also likes to vocalize as Hokkaido do.
She does well with adults and children and plays nicely with the other pets in the home. She’s always up to try new things and meet new people and is the first to take on new challenges such as meeting strangers and taking treats. She enjoys pets and is a good girl for grooming. Car rides are no big deal for her and she will be a great adventure dog for beach trips, hikes, lap snuggles, and possibly even performance or sports.
Lastly, Arashi has an amazing dark coat pattern with brindle points (not common at all) and it’s rather stunning in good light. Interested homes should email email@example.com and describe in detail their home environment and lifestyle. It is preferable that applicants have fenced yards and don’t work long hours outside the home.
I have 2 female Hokkaido puppies available, one is a Black and Tan 7 week old, and the other is 10 weeks old, and black with brindle points. The black/brindle girl will need to go to a cooperative home locally in the Northwest who will keep her intact so I may later use her for breeding/breed preservation as she is a CEA carrier.
I prefer a local home for the Black and Tan girl as well, but will allow shipping for her. She will be placed on a spay agreement.
Both parents are health tested and genetically screened. Both girls have are healthy and will come with microchips, 1st vaccines, deworming, 30 days free pet insurance, ophthalmologist exams, 1 year membership to HANA (Hokkaido Association of North America) and suitable supplies.
$500 application fee will be required once determined to be a suitable home (local, agreeable to a contract, preferably experienced with Japanese breeds). Please direct inquiries to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be my last Hokkaido breeding for the next 2 years, so plan accordingly.
Good news! Sharing puppy updates via Umma’s blog Puppy Countdown Has Begun!
August 7th is the due date, puppies from our Umma and the nice red import boy Ashitaka. Exciting times in the Hokkaido Haus. This is the 3rd Hokkaido litter for Hokusei Kashinoki and we will be doing AKC-FSS recording until Ashi’s Nippo papers can be sorted out.