was born in my first Akita litter, and he was was the only male in the
this litter. He was my first owner, breeder, handled Champion.
He and I had a number of firsts together including our first Best in Show
at an AKC all breed show under Judge Francine Schwartz.
He and I won Best of Winners at the Rocky
Mountain Akita Club from the Bred-by class. He won Best of Opposite
Sex in Futurity at the 1994 Akita National and 2nd in the bred-by
Once Duke became a champion, he won
numerous Best of Breeds, a Best of Opposite at the Land of Enchantment
Akita Club specialty and many groups placements including two Group
Is. One of which enabled him to win our Best in Show together.
Duke only sired seven
champions out of a five litters, as he went sterile early in his
life. His look-alike daughter Rio won Winners Bitch and Best of
Winners at the 1999 Akita Club of America National. His puppy, Indi,
sired beautiful Xena, who was a top ranked Akita for two years and group
winner and Reserve Winners Bitch at the 1997 Akita National and Xena
also produced Gypsy, my second Best in Show winner. Duke left
his mark in my breeding program, even though he sired very few
puppies. His puppies include:
by CH Timbersky's Moonlight Desire "Desi"
- Ch Moonlight's
Indian Outlaw "Indi"
- Ch Moonlight's Pride
Rock Nala "Nala"
- Ch Moonlight's Dirty
White Boy "Meiko"
Produced by Daitan-Ni
Haley Has Arrived "Haley"
- Ch Starfire's
Moonlight River "Rio"
Produced by Ch Kamikazi
- Ch Moonlight's Big
Duke of Youtoo "Bodai"
Produced by Dragonfire's
Miss American Pie "Pie"
- Ch Moonlight's Duke
of Hazard "Luke"
Produced by Ch
Tamarlane's Vanessa "Vanessa"
- Ch Tamarlane's
Duke had a severe stroke on March 6, 2004,
which left him incapable of standing. After a few days of no
improvement, I held him in my arms and let him go on March 9th. We
made so many memories together and I will always treasure the time he gave
me in this world.
June 7, 1993 - March 9, 2004
Duke was co-bred by Christina
Stanley, Anthony Matos and Chris Weatherman. Duke was OFA Good,
Elbows Clear, Thyroid Tested and Eyes' Clear. He lead an easy life
until he had his stroke at just over ten years old.