Effective immediately, Akiyama no Roushya will require a holding fee from anyone who would like a puppy from us in order to secure a place on our waiting list. Those who do not want to put down a holding fee will not be considered as a potential puppy home until they do.
This is not an avenue I wanted to go down as I am a firm believer in the thought that a well-qualified home with a real desire for a puppy will wait for a puppy whether or not they have a monetary commitment - and I, personally, flat out dislike taking money.
However, historic issues with individuals dropping off at the last second and recent issues internationally with placing Kishu puppies and few committed homes have made me concerned for placing Kishu Ken domestically. This, in addition to results from Kishu genotypes and revelations about total diversity in the breed have made me alter what health services I perform in my foundation Kishu and what services I provide to my puppies.
Kishu Ken from Akiyama no Roushya are now $2200 USD. This does not include late boarding (beyond 10 weeks) or transportation. Here is what your puppy price pays for:
This price increase is NOT to make my puppies inaccessible. I am happy to work with any well-qualified homes who are communicative about their needs and limitations. It is to permit me to continue to educate the public and obtain health data on as many Kishu Ken as possible.
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