Ch. Sajo's Notrump Grand Slam is shown here winning his first points. The judge is Donna Buxton, who suffered the ignonimity of having her head cropped out because I looked so bad! Sorry, Mrs. Buxton! Dealer went on to a number of breed wins, but his most important contribution has been as a sire of a very limited number of litters. Most important to us at Sajo was his untimely breeding to Sajo's Painted Lady (Hooker). This breeding produced a litter of three, 1/4 import but strongly linebred, with corrections in just the places we wanted them. When Hooker finishes her championship, this breeding will be repeated.


This is Daitan-Ni Different Drummer. He is co-owned with his breeder, Jeanne G. Hayes, and is the sire of one litter out of Ch. Sajo's One Track Mind. It appears that this breeding has given us many of the small but important elements of type we believe are called for in the AKC standard, but which have been lacking in many AKC Akitas for a long time. Drummer is from full import bloodlines, bred and born at Daitan-Ni Akitas, Winters, CA.


Drummer is the sire of the only litter out of Ch. Sajo's One Track Mind (aka Cricket). We kept their daughter, Sajo's Painted Lady (aka Hooker), and we are now showing her on a limited basis, and only in the Bred-by classes. Drummer has matured a lot in the last year, and while we know he is not yet at his prime, we will also enter him in a few shows in the upcoming year. We believe it is important for judges, other exhibitors, and spectators to see the import type Akita if they are to recognize that indeed, this is as valid a type as the domestic, and still an Akita. And next time, we'll try to make the pictures brighter!









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