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Some of our prior dogs and handling clients.  We no longer accept paid handling clients. If you are new exhibitor and need help learning the ropes, please ask- we're happy to help at no charge. Look for our set up at events for hands on instruction in ring etiquiette, handling tips, grooming and getting to know how to work as a team with your dog.


yes, all you old friends still get a nod when you get stuck in a ring and need a hand :) this is a community :) love you guys!




Group 3 placement with veteran powerhouse M-BISS CH RanMor's Sky Writer of Akiko AOM CGC "Mochi" at Tri Valley Working Group. This gentle giant is one of the sweetest boys I've ever had the pleasure to work with.

Release the hounds!   Another BOB for CH Barley the Otterhound! 

Danni and Ranger

I love going to Southern CA, then I get to play with my favorite Rottie, Ranger!

Danni and Sumo

CH Sumo is a Timbersky dog owned by Julie Buckler (Reno NV).  Thanks for trusting me with your baby, Julie!


Danni and Max

Owned by Clu Carradine, Alta Samoyeds CA.  Max has a great Sammy-Spirit, playful and energetic.  We love working with Samoyeds, and Max is one of my favorites!

CH Manhattan

CH Yakedo's Upper East Side, "Mattie" is a litter sister to our own Brooklyn. Mattie took an interesting and winding path to her Championship, with close to 20 reserve wins, many of those to majors.  Shown here winning Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex in Bakersfield CA. Mattie loves to meet new friends, especially children.


CH Yakedo's Driving Force

Cami needed significant work to overcome anxiety issues- and once she had a trusting relationship with us and saw how much fun being a show dog could be, she was on board 100%!  

Photos of more BK dogs coming soon!

CH Addict is a BK dog by way of Phantom Hollow Akitas; Angelique Lamberson retains co-ownership. Handled to his title all the way by Dannielle in limited showing and finishing with two 4 pt majors in tough competition at specialties. Addict rocketed into the top ten immediately after starting his Specials career.  Massive bone, gorgeous headpiece, solid movement, loads of flash and outstanding temperament.   

CH Addict in Working Group- now that's reach and drive!

CH Yakedo's Pave The Way, affectionately known as Blacktop.  Blacktop's saga is best told by his breeders; he is a true BK Success Story.  Ch Blacktop will return to the occasionally as a special handled exclusively by Black Knight.

I love you B!

* B is for BEST! As in Best Veteran!   At almost 9 years old, Blacktop decided to strut his stuff at the Enumclaw Akita Specialties and all breed shows, taking Best veteran wins at all four and stunning the crowd with his undeniable breed type and stong, flawless movement.  Watching spectators' jaws hitting the ground, and frantic fumbling for catalogs to whispers of "WHO IS THAT DOG?!?!" while he hammed it up for the kiddies brought tears to my eyes.  B has such a wonderful personality and was happy to be back in the show ring.


Yakedo's Storm Tracker- Doppler returned to Black Knight to finish his championship and stood at 7 pts when tragedy struck.  This incredible young male was taken from us March 25.  Doppler's playful spirit and endles smiles will be greatly missed.  Love you, Dopplehead, and miss you more than I can say.

Best Misc In Show for "Caliber" the Leonberger!


Yakedo's Livin' Life On The Edge. Fringe is the silliest thing Ive seen in a long time, and also one of the best. I am thrilled to be handling this stunning true white. Fringe came out of the corner swinging, taking Best in Show Sweepstakes at the Tri Valley Working Dog Club shows in Bakersfield. Everyone's talking about Fringe- and rightly so! Fringe is now pointed and is on her way to a title. Fringe also answers to Hooli, short for Hooligan! her patest performance? a Puppy Group 2 and a Best Of Breed win! The White Witch is taking a short break to grow out of her teenage looks and will be returning to a ring near you soon!