Hi and welcome to Big Benz Akitas. After I rescued Tasha -- my first Akita and successfully rehomed her -- I moved on with my career and with starting Big Benz Akitas. My foundation bitch was our beloved Kimmy, who lived to the ripe old age of 14 years. With Kimmy I began my Akita showing career and breeding program.

Big Benz Akitas is a small kennel that consistently tries to improve this wonderful breed, generation after generation. We now have been involved with Akitas for 30 years and look forward to the many years yet to come. All of our Breeding stock is OFA'd on hips, CERF'd on eyes, and Thyroid tested. We only produce 1-2 litters per year, so therefore each breeding is conscientiously thought out carefully for the next generation to carry on for us. We are always critiquing our dogs for temperament, health, and structure. We take pride not only in the longevity and health of our dogs, but also in their temperaments -- having produced numerous Therapy dogs that work in hospitals and nursing homes.

Our family consists of myself (Lynny), my husband (Dave), and our tremendous daughters (Amanda and Jolene). All of our dogs are wonderfully presented by our daughter Jolene, who has won numerous Best Junior Awards while competing in all breed and National Specialty shows. We are a family dedicated to the love of our Akitas. At the 2000 National Specialty, we were told that no kennel had ever won so many awards as we did that year.

We also are very involved with our local Rescue group, called Akita Rescue of Western New York (ARWNY), www.akitarescuewny.com, of which I am the president and co-founder. Our group has now started the first ever national senior surrender prevention program called Akita-S.O.S. (Save Our Seniors). For more information on our national program, please go to ARWNY's Akita-S.O.S. web site www.akitasos.com 

We are members of the Akita Club of America, and stand by their Code of Ethics.

We stand behind all of our puppies with written guarantees, and always are there to answer your questions down the road.

If you are interested in owning an Akita, or maybe would enjoy being a guardian angel and would just like to help an Akita in need through rescue, please contact us at
BigBenzAkitas@gmail.com We hope to meet you along this path of ours to improve and protect the breed we so love -- the AKITA


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