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Coming from generations of horse breeders and breeding Andalusian & Lusitano horses for nearly 35 years, there came a time when we decided to downsize our breeding program in an effort to concentrate on top quality horses from another part of the world. The rigid testing and strict guidelines from the Netherlands were a large part in making the change to the Friesian horses. Their intelligence and loyalty was unparalleled to other horses. The Friesian is a speciality horse, much like our Akitas. We breed specialty animals that are pampered from the moment they come into contact with us. They are not for every discipline or every equestrienne, but those who have had one cannot imagine their life without one. The Friesian is an animal of elegance and grace full of spirit, mystery and strength. They are powerful & royal commanding a presence wherever they go. The Friesian Horse - Preserving the history of the Netherlands with the Integrity of American Excellence.
There are few things in this world that are more majestic than a pure black Friesian horse in motion. The breed is synonymous with legends and folklore and when one imagines a knight on his horse it is most likely the Friesian that comes to mind.
Most people don't realize that this magnificent breed originated in Friesland, a province of the Netherlands in northwest Europe. It is a land where only four percent of the Netherlands population lives. The Friesian horse has been around for centuries. There are historical documents that mention and praise the breed from all over Europe beginning in the 1200’s. Hungarian King Louis II is said to have a ridden a Friesian into the battle of the Mohacs against the Turks in 1526. It didn't take long for the Friesian to spread across the globe and by the 1600s, they were being imported to the Americas by the Dutch when the Dutch had control of the region now known as New York. There are historical documents showing Dutch “trotters” for sale – Friesians – in New Amsterdam (now New York). It is suggested that the Morgan horse came from Friesian stock at some point. Their fast trot, heavy manes. long tails and fetlocks are significant signs the breed influenced the American Morgan.
In the 1960s, however, the Friesian horse was threatened with extinction. At that time, only 500 of the breed were registered in the studbook. Thanks to the efforts of certain breeders that remained loyal to the breed, these horses were not crossed with other breeds. This means that there are still purebred Friesian horses to this day. Due to the rising interest in combined competition and dressage sport in the 1970s as well as increasing prosperity, the Friesian horse emerged again. The demand for this unique breed increased. And step by step, the Friesian horse came forth from its Dutch province to enter the wide world. It first conquered the rest of the Netherlands and then spread to countries over the Dutch border. At this time there are Friesian horse associations in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, North America, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland. Thanks to vigorous protections that have been put into place to keep the breed pure the Friesian remains true to its roots. In order to be registered a horse has to be written into the Foal Book. Only foals with a document proving the mating of the sire and dam are included in this book; moreover, both parents have to be registered in one of the books of the Studbook. To be registered a horse may have no faults and it must be true to the type of the Friesian breed.
The Friesian horse is a classic Camelot mount with a long history. It is one of the most versatile athletes in the horse world. The early bloodlines of the Friesian are shrouded in mystery, but the Equus Robustus, as it used to be known, has been around since at least the 13th century, probably before then. The Friesian may have contributed to several Nordic horse breeds and it is thought that William the Conqueror rode Friesian horses.
During the Middle Ages, Friesians were commonly used as war horses because of their sturdy build and intrepid nature. Contact between the Netherlands and Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries introduced Andalusian blood, which gave the Friesian a higher knee and more craning neck. During the next several hundred years, however, the Friesian fell into relative obscurity, which actually served the breed well. It was kept free of cross breeding, and protection of the studbook, created in 1879, continues to this day. The number of Friesian horses has grown, recovering from near-extinction numbers in 1913, thanks to Het Friesch Paard (The Friesian Horse society). Travelers to the Netherlands will see Friesian horses everywhere, particularly grazing in the flat terrain of the north. In the United States the Friesian is considered a luxury breed and comes with a price tag expected on foreign cars.
Coming from generations of horse breeders and breeding Andalusian & Lusitano horses for nearly 35 years, we also began a breeding program with Dobermans and Weimaraners in 1988. After the death of Casanova, my beloved Doberman Pincher, in 2012, getting another Doberman was simply out of the question. Finally after four years of researching breeds of dogs, I purchased my first Akita male. The intelligence and loyalty was unparalleled to other dogs. The Akita can out think you if ever they get the chance. The Akita reminded me of the horses from the Iberian peninsula. Full of spirit and mystery. Powerful & strong. Royal & majestic. One that commands a presence. The Akita - Preserving Japanese History with the Integrity of American Excellence.
We take breeding extremely serious. It is NOT about selling animals. It is about being a responsible breeder, ensuring our dogs go on to live healthy lives. We do not breed to sell pups. We breed to strengthen and improve the genetic lines and history of the Akita. We breed for health, strength, intelligence, temperament, and nobility. Each year we breed to improve and produce better animals than the year before. We research, develop, test and have created proprietary DNA testing to ensure the health and well being of our animals. Our dogs are healthy, solid boned having conformationally correct heads with shinny coats of glorious colors. Our lines come from champions.
If your looking for a pet we ask that you please consider adoption. Every city, every day has shelters full of fabulous pets dying to get to their forever home. We take our breeding very serious and we breed for the betterment of the Akita. We want to preserve their heritage, keeping them pure. We breed to improve weaknesses and focus on strength and intelligence. Owning an Akita is a lifestyle. The Akita will not be treated like a pet. The Akita has to be a part of your family. We sell the Akita for loyal companionship, protection and security and to other breeders who seek to empower the breed. The Akita is a life long commitment and responsibility. They are not for everyone.
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