Name: Yamabushi no Octave Melody, "Tavi"
OFA Hips: Good
OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Patella: Normal
Link to OFA profile: www.ofa.org/display.html?appnum=1860293
DNA tests: os.genoscoper.com/crm/animal/os/RS00737/pass
Embark test: my.embarkvet.com/dog/tavi3
Tavi is my first Kai Ken. Her dam is from a very popular hunting kennel in Japan and her sire has valuable genetics and pedigree that are not common in the current breeding pool. This coupled with her sweet demeanor and solid structure makes Tavi an excellent choice for breed preservation of Kai Ken.
When I got a Kai Ken I was after a 'do anything and everything' dog, Tavi met my expectations of what I was hoping for. She has an excellent temperament, having been to many expos where she has been heavily exposed to crowds of people, kids, and a myriad of other things. Her nerves are solid, she has done many trips around the U.S. by car and plane and is the ultimate companion. She is truly a dog I can count on for anything and everything. She is attentive and aware, but not overly to where we're tripping over each other or she is getting distracted. Her drive for working with me is wonderful, we have yet to find a sport she does not enjoy.
Tavi is the first Kai Ken to complete her Champion (Certificate of Merit) with the AKC! She has won 3 Best in Shows and placed 1st in group a total of 5 times!
She is also the first Kai Ken to get a Rally title! She currently has her Rally Novice. She also has a lure coursing title and a trick dog title. We frequently herd sheep in our downtime as well. :)
By having 3 titles with the AKC she is recognized as an Achiever Dog.
We attended NIPPO West 2019 (a show where a Japanese judge for NIPPO is flown to the US) and she was judged as Yuryo (Excellent) by the judge!