Due to the excellent vitality and health of the first litter we
were approached, the following year, with regard to a second mating
for Akira. Unfortunately, Akira didn’t come in to heat when
due and we wondered if she was sparing us, and herself, the strain
so soon after her first litter.
In August she came into heat and we made
a date for her to be covered. We had considered two dogs this time;
one in Klausdorf, near the Baltic and another in Erfurt.
On the 11th August 2002 we drove to Erfurt where, after minimal
preliminaries, Akira was covered. It was a shorter trip than we
had made to Stadtallendorf the year before.
Akira and her mistress waited calmly for
the outcome. Some restlessness was apparent when, on the 63rd day,
no symptoms of impending birth were apparent. This being the expected
day of the birth, the whole family had arrived to witness the event.
Unfortunately they all had to leave without seeing it. Finally,
on the 13th October at 11pm, after everyone had left, Akira lay
The first-born was the most difficult as
it was a breach presentation. After that it went very quickly. Akira
gave birth to seven healthy little pups. She was a very attentive
mother and gave the impression of being thankful for our help. As
soon as she had licked them clean they found their way to her ‘milk
bar’ with astonishing speed and alacrity. Once again we were
surprised at how well animal instinct serves. Unfortunately, the
time before we ave to disperse the litter is passing far too quickly.
Our experience has filled us with happiness and have taken many
photos which you may see by pressing IMPRESSIONS.
We have been able to pursue this litter’s
adolescence a little longer than the first and it’s been good
for Briska. One can generalise and say that it was good for her
to grow up with her mother and not only because of the her mother’s
Even though we have paid very high fees
to the club and are successful breeders we feel that they have treated
us badly. We have therefore decided that we will not breed Akira
In the end, we are extremely happy at having
had the two litters and can recommend the experience to every dog