Welcome to our web site! Please take a few moments to visit our site and get acquainted with us and our Akitas.
I am Eloise Thornton, and, with my husband, Tom, began our journey into the world of the Akita 16 years ago. It all started just before we were to be married, and Tom said, "I want a big dog I can hug." I had just come back from a visit to Alaska where I met my first Akita at a bed and breakfast. This magnificent animal, an Akita, strolled out from a bedroom to greet me and I was spellbound! She was so beautiful, friendly, and proud. I was hooked! Tom & I visited an Akita kennel and then he was hooked, too.
A short while later, we added a beautiful white, long coated Akita to our family as a wedding present to each other in 1990.
We have gradually added show quality Akitas from breeders whose dogs exemplified the sweet temperament, soundness, and type that we wanted. We began showing our Akitas in 1996 and continue to do so at the present.
We presently have a small kennel with seven Akitas including five champions, and three pointed dogs. We are located in "the Valley of the Sun" southeast of Phoenix. Our kennel building has air conditioned kennels with misted runs. All of our puppies are whelped and raised in the house. Our adult dogs rotate each day to be with us in the house as the important part of the family they each are.
We have litters once or twice a year and offer a stud service to approved bitches. Before a breeding takes place, we test for Brucellosis. All of our Akitas (or others we approve for breeding with) must be OFA certified good - excellent, have annual C.E.R.F.clearance, and normal thyroid testing. We are dedicated to enhancing the breed with healthy Akitas with stable temperaments to live long and happy lives.
Thank you for visiting our web site! We will strive to keep it up to date with postings of our Akitas' show achievements, upcoming breedings, and available puppies. So, please come back often.
You are welcome to come visit us by appointment and meet our Akitas.
Copyright 2004-2005 ET's Queen Creek Akitas. All Rights Reserved
Eloise & Tom
ET's Queen Creek Akitas
Queen Creek, AZ 85142