These foundation dogs are first-generation Hokkaido imported to the US for breeding purposes between 2011-2021. Thank you to everyone who has imported a Hokkaido to help establish the breed here in North America!
Yezo was imported from Japan in late 2013 along with Genko, in a joint effort with Brad Anderson, Lindsay Tompkins, and Angela An via Mr. Shigeru Kato.
Yezo currently lives in Canada with his owner, Angela. He was born in 2013 and is a sturdy solid dog all around. Yezo is DOKENHO and AKC FSS registered; and sired the first litter whelped here in the US before retiring in 2015.
Ashitaka was imported from Japan in April 2016 by Naomi and Noemi Romero, though he moved to Washington with Lindsay Tompkins in September, 2017.
He is a very social butterfly who enjoys attending shows and meeting new people. Ashi has been an excellent boy in public and quite an agreeable dog at home. He is DOKENHO and AKC FSS registered; and sired two litters before retiring in 2019.
Blade was imported from Hungary in September 2018 by Stephanie Abel.
He was the first breeding male with CEA carrier status, making him a wonderful addition to the foundation Hokkaido. Blade is a silly, playful puppy with a laid back attitude with his family. He is AKC FSS and UKC registered, and sired one litter before retiring in 2020.
Yasuhiro was imported from Japan in December 2018 by Lindsay Tompkins, and was placed with Lex Blanton shortly after his arrival in the states.
He has a nice stocky build paired with an intense, but very fun and outgoing temperament with both strangers and family. He’s also the only Hokkaido in North America who has passed a bear instinct test in Japan as a puppy. He is AKC FSS, UKC, JKC, and DOKENHO registered.
Nash was imported from Japan in December 2018 by Lindsay Tompkins, and was placed with Marsha Short in Michigan shortly after his arrival in the states.
He is AKC FSS, UKC, and DOKENHO registered.
Gaigan was imported from Japan in February 2019 by Claire Matthews.
He is a silly and playful male who has never met a stranger and loves other dogs and puppies. He is the first Hokkaido to be awarded a Best in Show in the US and the first of any Nihon Ken to place in the Northern Group Top Ten.
He is AKC FSS, UKC, JKC, DOKENHO, and NIPPO registered.
Naka was imported from Japan in May 2019 by Mary Hager and Lindsay Tompkins.
He lives with Mary in Kansas. Naka has a vibrant personality with a great work ethic. He has his AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title, his AKC novice (TKN) and intermediate (TKI) trick dog titles. He is AKC FSS, JKC, and DOKENHO registered.
Genko was imported from Japan in late 2013 as the first HANA project Hokkaido in a joint effort with Brad Anderson, Lindsay Tompkins, and Angela An via Mr. Shigeru Kato.
Genko is from Mr. Tokachi Morita who stewards the last exclusively hunting-only Hokkaido kennel left, and her parents are proven bear dogs. She is DOKENHO, NIPPO, and AKC FSS registered; and she is mother to the first litter of Hokkaido whelped here in the US. She retired from breeding in 2015 after whelping one litter.
Yuki was imported from the Czech Republic in early 2016 by Stephanie Abel, though she now resides with Lex Blanton.
Yuki was the first Hokkaido to earn a championship in the USA, as well as the first to earn several performance titles. She is AKC FSS and UKC registered. Yuki was the mother to the third litter of Hokkaido whelped here in the US, and retired in 2020 after whelping two litters.
Minira was born in Japan in 2016, but was imported to America from Hungary in early 2017 by Claire Matthews.
She is the first Sesame Hokkaido outside Japan, and will be the start of sesame lines in the USA. She is also CEA clear, which will be used not only to reduce affected or carrier puppies in the next generation, but to also bring more opportunity to increase diversity and preserve lines that might otherwise be lost due to risk of CEA affected pups. She is AKC FSS, UKC, and DOKENHO registered.
Asirpa was imported by Naomi Romero from Japan in early 2017, though she was placed with Stephanie Abel for breeding purposes in 2018.
She was AKC FSS, UKC, & DOKENHO registered, and whelped one litter before retiring in 2020.