I went to the Kai Ken Aigokai national spring show back in April, and haven’t posted anything about it. To be honest I wasn’t that impressed this year, or even the past few years, with the dogs being shown. Maybe I’ve swung more toward the NIPPO standard, but I find myself judging the KKA Kai a bit harshly, and there have been few dogs that pique my interest.
Still, I have a lot of friends there, and I do love the breed, so I made the LONG drive out to Yamanashi, and arrived there in time to enjoy a breezy spring day with multitudes of Kai, and good friends.
An exception to my lack of interest would be the brindle female that was bred and shown by my good friend Inoue-san of Sai no Kuni Inoue Sou. She’s the last dog in the following video.
She’s just a touch overweight here, but she’s got a great head and earset, something that I’m rather particular about.