My name is Erika Häkkinen and I live in Lahti, at the Souhtern Finland. My family is me and dogs.
I have almost always had dogs, first one was mix breed spitz, half Finnish spitz and half keeshond. My first pure bred dog in my teenage was rottweiler. After that my childhood home had leonbergers. When I moved away and thought what breed would be mine I came a cross akitas an old dogbook. Had to find out more about this breed and I feld in love!:-)
I bought my first one from Sweden 1998, it was American type, male Okami's Fabulously Faithful a.k.a Kuma. My second one came from U.K. bitch Overhills Tax Exile a.k.a Keiko who was that kind a dog which you can own just once in the lifetime, still miss her and big thanks to Meg Purnell-Carpenter for having her. I have also had 2 corgis, pembrokes. First one came to me in 2001 from my friend Jari Partanen Wanted kennel, Wanted Annie Oakley a.k.a Helga and when she got puppies I left one for home Great Flame's Wanna Be Wanted a.k.a Iiris. Next American akita came also from Meg, Overhills Sporty Spice a.k.a Spice who was a lovely brindle bitch and lived her hole life with me. Spice's daughter, Great Flame's Fear This Beauty a.k.a Silver, lives with co-owner Katri Laitila kennel Midian's. Also my import, bitch MTJoy's Tequila Sunrise a.k.a Tequila, lives and co-owns Katri. We kept Silver's son, Great Flame's No One Like You a.k.a Bentley and he lives with his third owner Riina near by me. Unfortenately we lost one of our import, Something nice of Wolf Point too early. I also have one japanese akita, K'Great Flame of Wolf Point who lives with his co-owner Riina. I do a lot co-operation with Kennel Wolf Point, Augustin ionescu and Kennel Midian's, Katri Laitila, Big thanks to you both for all your help and friendship:-).
I'm impassioned with this breed and I'm also one of our club's, Finnish American Akita club, founder member. I also graduate as an judge, passed exam for American akitas on May 2014. I got an honor to became first breeder judge for American akitas in Finland.