We have had dogs always in our family. There were hound dogs in Riitta’s childhood home because his father was having a hunting hobby. When Heikki was a child his parents used to have spitzes.
The first dog in our own family came when our daughter Jenni was starting her school. This dog was ‘pure mixed breed’ with a noble name called ‘Parooni’ (in English: Baron). When Parooni died we bought St. Bernard called Bella.
After this we purchased our first American Akita (at that time the breed
was named: Akita Inu) Basnautz Zakahara, just ‘Veera’ for her friends. After
this purchase we got certain that this IS our breed and there started to come
more members of this particular breed into our family.