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
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 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 everything 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.
With Tavi we have tried many sports. We have tried dock diving, lure coursing, barn hunt, herding, agility, the list goes on and on. She has gotten a CGC title, a Barn Hunt Instinct title (RATI), and a Novice Trick Dog title. She is ready to get her RN (Rally Novice) title, she has it all down pat. But it has been a cost vs benefit struggle for us when it comes to titling. It costs roughly $150 in entry fees, traveling, etc to get a title in a weekend. For the same price it is 10 herding sessions (much more fun), or six 1-hour classes of agility.00000000000000
Ultimately her favorite activity is to hike off-leash. It is something we both enjoy together