Hokkaido in Europe
Hokkaido breed history started in middle of XX century when Mr. Takumi Ashibe from Nagano came to Paris. Mr. Ashibe set-up first Japanese restaurant in France named „Takara” and first Hokkaido kennel „de Takara”. He imported to Europe Hokkaido dogs: Kumatarow KOURI (male b. 1988), KATSUHIME Tomikawa Toyoda (female b. 1988), HAKURO OF Hokkai Kawasaki (male b. 1992).
Sesame female Ichi-Hime (b. 1993) and white male Jakob (b. 1994) from „de Takara” kennel went to Czech kennels – Czech Jakobin and Sumici Kridla. In the same year Gerhard Stein, owner „Sumici Kridla”, import to Czech white female Jakobinie Kuriyama Yonebayashiso (b. 1994). Next imports from Japan to Europe went to Austrian kennel Zwinger Amaterasu`s (female Sakurahime Ferris Sakai – 2000) and to French kennel Nagaregumo (male Tarou Otaru Kappai – b. 1998 and female Kikuhime Ferris Sakai – b. 2001). These 9 dogs gave birth all first hokkaido dogs in Europe. The most puppies were born in Czech Rep., Poland and France.
After 2000 year to Europe were imported only 8 dogs from Japan. To French kennel Kyuden Kitsune (white male Satsuki – b. 2008), to Zwinger Amaterasu`s (males: Sakurafubuki Eimeisou – b. 2004 and Koujin Pinneshiri Suliyama Kensha – b. 2005) and to Finnish kennel Vuorenvarman (2 brothers from Mr. Tatsumi Saito Chitose Washi Kitami Hokuryuusou i Chitosehou Kitami Hokuryuusou and female Kunihiro Hasegawa Sapporoshi – b. 2010) and to my kennel (female Itsuhime Kitami Hokuryuusou and male Fuujin Oosaka Fujitakasou). After 2010 were imported next dogs: Kaito Hiroo Hokushinsou to my kennel and male Maruto Hokkai Komatsu & female Kiruru Eito Kensha to kennel Icyitadaki in Hungary.
All dogs were imported with help of Japanese people. Import Hokkaido breed is difficult because of need change local pedigrees on JKC export pedigrees. Japanese breeders are associated mainly in Dokenho and Dokyu. Up till now in Europe were born about 100 hokkaido puppies.
New imports to Europe:
2013 – Ezo Tarou Howasou (white male) – Finland
2013 - - Italy
2014 – Yukiko Go Houwa Sou (white female) – kennel AMICO DI BOEMIA
Hokkaido in Poland
Dolly Czech Jakobin was imported to Tajgeta kennel in 1998, and in 1999 there went white male – Eros Sumici Kridla. In Tajgeta kennel were 6 litters and 20 puppies. Next dogs in Poland were: male Frank Sumici Kridla, female Fuji Czech Jakobin and male Doyle Czech Jakobin from Czech – they hadn’t any litters. Second Polish hokkaido kennel is Running Morpheus. There was 1 litter after female Akarui Lovosicka Alej from Czech (2005) and Polish male Tenkeiteki-Na Tajgeta. Akarui is first red female in Poland which has in pedigree dogs from “French line”.
Red female Itsu-Hime Kitami Hokuryuusou (b. 2006, breeder Tatsumi Saito) came to Poland in 2007 year to my kennel (Hakugetsu). Itsu-Hime is first import from Japan in our country. Next imports in my kennel are white male Fuujin Oosaka Fujitakasou (b. 2008, breeder Yoshiyuki Fujii) and red male Kaito Hiroo Hokushinsou (b. 2010, breeder Minoru Furukawa).
Itsu-Hime was 4 litters and 14 puppies. Father of first liter was Polish white male M’Kiba Tajgeta, father of next two litters was white male Fuujin Oosaka Fujitakasou and 4th litter Kaito Hiroo Hokushinsou.
Polish dogs winners:
- Word Winner in 2002 – Amsterdam – Eros Sumici Kridla
- Word Winner in 2006 – Poznań – Tenkeiteki-Na Tajgeta
- Junior Word Winner in 2009 – Bratislava – Fuujin Oosaka Fujitakasou
- Best female on Word Dog Show in 2009 – Bratislava – Itsu-Hime Kitami Hokuryuusou.
Litters in Poland: