Akita Friends Profiles - Last Names: M - O

MacNeil,Mary
Mallar, Barbara
Marcus, Jodi
McDade, Betty
Mills, Kathy
Mitchell, Nansi
Morgan, Debbie
Morrow, Megan
Mullenix, Michelle
Oostdijk Walter

Name (Last, First): MacNeil,Mary
Kennel: Crescentmoon Akitas & Elkhounds
City, State: Houston,Texas
Country: USA
Email: macneil@swbell.net
AOL:
ICQ/Other: 6790362
Webpage:
Birthday: 09/08/62
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 1992
Number of Dogs: 4
Show or Pet: Both
Spouse: Craig
Children: none
Occupation: Groomer/flower delivery
Hobbies: showing dogs

Comments:

We got our first Akita in 1992 she was a Brood bitch that gave us our first show dog. We have learned a lot since then ..Craig and I enjoy the shows and the Friends we have made on this list.

We believe if you Breed you should be willing to Rescue..We hope to keep learning new things about our beloved breed .you should never quit learning ..


Name (Last, First): Mallar, Barbara
Kennel: Shisan Akitas
City, State: Surrey, British Columbia
Country: Canada
Email: shisan_akitas@yahoo.com
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Birthday: 0ct l7th
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: l4 yrs
Number of Dogs: 9
Show or Pet: both
Spouse: Ron
Children: 3 (2 boys & l girl)
Occupation: domestic engineer
Hobbies: teach dog obedience

Comments:

Born in England, ex flight attendant, married for 36 yrs. 3 children &
4 grandchildren, as well as 9 akitas I have owned GSDs for 20 yrs &
currently have l GSD from the Monks of New Skete. Founding member
of Akita Action Ass'n a club that not only has only 6 active members
but we put on seminars, obedience, conformation, health & public
education programmes as well as being maintaining a very active
rescue organization.

Barbara


Name (Last, First): Marcus, Jodi
Kennel: Akita Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc
City, State: Woodbridge, Va 22193
Country: USA
Email: jodiv@gateway.net or akidra@yahoo.com
AOL: akidra
ICQ/Other: 18008148
Webpage: members.xoom.com/jodiv/
Birthday: 10-30-52
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 18
Number of Dogs: 11, plus 4 fosters
Show or Pet: pet, and rescue
Spouse: Charlie
Children: 2
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Hobbies: reading, working out, collectin dragons, gargoyles and akita stuff,ballrooom dancing

Comments:

I was introduced to akitas by Betty Mcdade, bought my first puppy in 1982 and by 1984 had 4 akitas,and had helped start our rescue group with Betty and Puller Lanigan. I have not been working since I had spinal surgery in January of 1999, and will be a stay at home doggie mom until our population diminishes a little ..or until I grow crazy. Then I will return to part time work. Rescue, doing house checks, checking shelters, doing reference checks for applications, evaluating dogs, etc takes up a good deal of time...almost a full time job. My husband Charlie is a great guy who puts up with our menagerie, which also includes 20 cats, invading all areas of our life. He works just as hard with the dogs and rescue as I do. Tracy our daughter and her husband Sean, just bought a house and are getting ready to adopt an akita. Our son Chris at 24 still lives at home, but WILL be moving our in July 2000.


Name (Last, First): McDade, Betty
Kennel: Akita Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc
City, State: Arlington, VA
Country: usa
Email: bmcdade101@aol.com
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Birthday: 12-31-36
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 36
Number of Dogs: 3 of my own, 4 rescues
Show or Pet: pet/foster for rescue
Spouse: na
Children: 3
Occupation: Police Impound Lot Attendant
Hobbies: reading, visiting with friends

Comments:

I first saw the Akita in Japan in 1963 and was struck by this beautiful animal I saw being walked. I got my first akita shortly thereafter, and except for a short period of time after my divorce, have had at least two ever since. I met Jodi Marcus, introduced her to Akitas; Later we met Puller Lanigan and started our Akita rescue. I have 3 adult children, 2 girls and 1 boy, and 4 grandchildren.


Name (Last, First): Mills, Kathy
Kennel: Kyo-Ken Akitas
City, State: Houston, Texas
Country: USA
Email: kathym1@flash.net
AOL:
ICQ/Other: 36673912
Webpage:
Birthday: 10-11
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 11
Number of Dogs: 3
Show or Pet: both
Spouse:
Children:
Occupation: VP Administrative Support
Hobbies: Dogs, Horses, Cooking, Baking, Ceramics, Stain Glass, Travel

Comments:

I have been involved with Akitas for the past 11 years and love this breed. Yes they can be a challenge at times but, they are well worth the time and effort you put into them. I am also active in out local Akita Club, The Lone Star Akitas Club of Texas. I have held several positions in the club that included, President, Vice President, and Board Member. I enjoy my time with my dog in and out of the show ring. They are my kids and I love them dearly.


Name (Last, First): Mitchell, Nansi
Kennel:
City, State: Little Ferry, NJ 07643
Country: USA
Email: kitamom826@aol.com
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Birthday: 8-26
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 13
Number of Dogs: 1
Show or Pet: pet and obedience
Spouse: Rich
Children: 0
Occupation: clerical
Hobbies: akitas,kayaking, akitas, reading, akitas,horseback riding

Comments:

I have one akita, Smoki, 13 years young, and she is truly a part of me. She is my first akita and we learned obedience showing together. She is titled in the US & Canada thru CDX! I have been married for 5 years, have 3 ferrets and 2 lovebirds. I love animals! Would have many more except the husband keeps saying I have enough! Yeah right! I love akitas and cannot imagine me with another breed of dog! Well, that's all folks!! hehehe


Name (Last, First): Morgan, Debbie
Kennel: Kashi Akitas
City, State: Pasadena, MD 21122
Country: USA
Email: Dlmorg1@aol.com
AOL:
ICQ/Other:
Webpage:
Birthday: 04-19-62
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 6yrs
Number of Dogs: 4
Show or Pet: both
Spouse: -
Children: 0 (5dogs,2cats)
Occupation: Cardiovascular xray tech
Hobbies: dogs, dogs, dogs

Comments:

Hello,
My name is Debbie and I am new to this breed, only having been with them for 6 yrs. But I really enjoy them, I train and show in obedience, earning 1 CD--working towards CDX on one dog, have 1 leg towards the CD on another and am currently working the other 2. I have tried a couple of times in conformation, but really seem to love the obedience. My dogs are also registered UKC and I am going to try UKC obedience showing as well. These guys are the best thing in my life and do everything they can to make me happy. Always acting the clowns and "mooing" all the time to tell me what's happening.
thanks
Debbie
Nikki, Meeko, Bonnie and Clyde
Kashi Akitas


Name (Last, First): Morrow, Megan
Kennel:
City, State: Seattle, WA
Country: USA
Email: mamorrow1@yahoo.com
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Birthday: 12/17
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 14
Number of Dogs: 1
Show or Pet: pet
Spouse:
Children:
Occupation:
Hobbies: my dogs!, growing orchids, reading


Name (Last, First): Mullenix, Michelle
Kennel: N/A
City, State: Carrollton, GA
Country: USA
Email: mmullenix@mindspring.com
AOL:
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Birthday: 12/26
Sex: Female
Years In Breed: 5
Number of Dogs: 1
Show or Pet: Pet
Spouse: Bobby
Children: 0, if you don't count the dogs
Occupation: Computer Programmer
Hobbies: Scrapbooking,cooking,traveling

Comments:

My name is Michelle Mullenix, and I have the privilege of living with a marvelous guy named Sax. Sax is a 5 1/2 year old red brindle. He is the most patient and gentle creature I've ever met. He is a therapy dog, and we are currently working on an obedience title. My husband and I also have a 5 year old GSD, Angel, and a 3 month old stray, Boo Bear.


Name (Last, First): Oostdijk Walter
Kennel:
Address: Zomerdijk 2
City, State: 1715 KJ Spanbroek
Country: the Netherlands
Email: woost@xs4all.nl
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Phone: 31226354969
Birthday: 12-11
Sex: Male
Years In Breed: approx. 10
Number of Dogs: 2
Show or Pet: pet, show for fun
Spouse: Francien
Children: 1
Occupation: ex truck driver
Hobbies: behaviorism, Akita Inu

Comments:

brief? me? LOL. just am fascinated by the traits of this breed. didn't show much language, I thought, and were very dog aggressive, I though I saw ... They taught me better. "They" are approx. 8 akita's I met, housed, walked, trained, and 'owned'.
The first I walked was very mellow, to Akita 'standards', the latest, our (only) puppy, the most aggressive one. Very 'fair' though, and knows her 'language'. My 'search' ain't over yet! How smart are they? how do they talk? are just some questions i think of now.