FIRST AND FOREMOST OUR DOGS ARE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY.  WE SPEND AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TIME TRAINING, TRAVELING, AND EXHIBITING THESE DOGS, THEREFORE OUR BREEDING PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS.  AS BREEDERS, OUR GOAL IS TO ALWAYS STRIVE TO PRODUCE ONLY QUALITY.  HERE AT SHINTO WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SHOW WORLD AND BEING CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP AKITA KENNELS.  IN ADDITION WE PRIDE OURSELVES FOR HAVING BEEN IN THIS WONDERFUL BREED FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AND ACCOMPLISHING SO MUCH WHILE PRODUCING LESS THAN 10 LITTERS.  EACH BREEDING IS CAREFULLY PLANNED TO PRODUCE TYPE, TEMPERAMENT, AND SOUNDNESS WITH THE POTENTIAL OF FINDING THAT NEXT SHOW SPECIAL.  WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING TO SHOW OR JUST FOR COMPANIONSHIP, OUR PUPPIES ARE ALWAYS GIVEN THE LOVE, SOCIALIZATION, NUTRITION AND HEALTH CARE ENABLING THEM TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.  IN ADDITION WE EMPHASIZE TRAINING, MAKING THE RIGHT SELECTION FOR YOUR FAMILY, AND FINDING THE PROPER LOVING HOME.