Welcome to Whitewreath Kennels. We are Charlie & Geof Iason and have owned the Akita since our founding in 2001, although many months of research went into the breed before making our first purchase. We have been extremely lucky to have the help and guidance of some of the UK's leading Akita Breeders and Exhibitors in the first few vital years of establishing our Kennels and for which we will be eternally grateful.
Our foundation dogs both came from the very successful 'Anshee' Kennels. 'Anshee The Bee's Knees at Whitewreath' or "Pru" as she was affectionately known at home and 'Anshee Let 'Em Talk for Whitewreath' our sweet boy "Remi". Both these dogs laid strong foundations for our kennel, producing strong heads, good rear angulations, luxurious coats, but most of all, super sound temperaments!
Pru & Remi produced a litter for us in 2005 this resulted in our stunning bitch 'Whitewreath Truly Gifted' who in our opinion excels in breed type. Unfortunately for us 'Saffy' never did take to the show ring, but did take to obedience which is where she really shines. Saffy went on to produce for us some excellent quality babies, who in turn have produced themselves exceptional offspring, and we are delighted to say that 3 generations down, we can still recognize that strong family resemblance in Saffy's grand-daughter 'Miley'.
In 2007 we purchased our 1st show prospect puppy, and headed out into the big world of Championship Shows. Only lightly shown we enjoyed a small amount of success with 'Tory' she taught us the ropes, and we now enjoy success with the new kids on the block! Sadly for us, Tory passed away aged just 3 years, she will never be replaced in our hearts.
2010 we qualified 'Hudson' 'Caeson' 'Maisey' & 'Vinnie' for Crufts. Caeson achieved 3 Best Puppy In Show at Open Level, 2 RCC's and a BPIB at Champ Level, and Maisey took the Bitch CC and BPIB at her show debut and the final show of the year!
2011 saw Caeson bring home a further 2 RCC's and many 1st places and after a 9 month break from the ring to change coats, he headed back for 2012... We enjoyed tremendous success with Caeson bringing his 5th and 6th RCC home. Under Mrs. Jenny Killilea his 1st CC, BOB and under Mr. M Quinney a GROUP 4. Our latest baby on the scene 'Miley' also makes her mark earning 2 RCC's and a BPIB by 8 Months.
2013 will see us taking a small break from the show scene to move house. We look forward to the latter part of the season where we will campaign both Caeson and Miley, and introduce a new exciting prospect for 2014.