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Zesta, an Akita with SA

Zesta, a pinto Akita
Photo taken in May 2001, winning WB/BOS at 17 months old.

Sire: English and Norwegian CH Redwitch Dancin' in the Dark
Dam: CH Moonlight's Xena of Silver Star

Zesta was born on January 27, 2000, her first show debut was at the 2000 Akita National.  At the national she won Best Puppy in Futurity and Best of Opposite Grand Futurity.  She also placed 2nd in the 9-12 puppy class out of eighteen females.  She won Reserve Winners Bitch at the 2001 ACA Region IV Akita Specialty in Dallas in March of 2001.  She won Best in Sweepstakes at the Rocky Mountain Akita Specialty in June 2001.  

Her show career ended when she started having skin and coat problems in late 2001.   After numerous tests and finally a punch biopsy analyzed by Dr. Robert Dunstan, it was determined she had sebaceous adenitis.  Zesta was put to sleep due to her severe condition on February 9, 2004, as I was unable to manage her numerous and ongoing skin infections, she would actually have areas on her body she would itch or lick raw.  Her bubbly personality will always be remembered in her glory, with hair instead of without.

Zesta, an Akita with Sebaceous Adenitis  
Photo taken in March 2002 (at 2 years old).
Sample of full blown Sebaceous Adenitis (SA). 

Many people might wonder why I have this on my site, as a breeder I realize that not every puppy I produce is going to be perfect or perfectly healthy.  Diseases happen, and unfortunately sometimes they affect the dogs that I bred--not someone else.  I have placed this on my site to educate the public and fellow breeders, that this combination produced one case of SA.  

As breeders, we can only do our best to reduce the incidence of disease and health issues, but until we have a DNA marker on every one of the health issues that affect are breed, we will not be able to totally eliminate them.  We will also not be able to eliminate or reduce these diseases, if breeders continue to bred without care.  We can only make ourselves aware of the different combinations that can potentially create a poor genetic combination; therefore, increasing the chance of more puppies with this or another serious disease.  I personally can't wait for the day that we can DNA test for every potential disease that affects our breed.  

Hopefully, some day will a sebaceous adenitis DNA marker will be developed for the Akita (one has been developed for the Standard Poodle); a few researchers have tried to develop a marker but have been unsuccessful to date.  At that time I will do the DNA test to insure all my breeding stock isn't a carrier of SA, until then I will continue with my program but with more care and consideration to try to stay away from other lines that have had cases of SA diagnosis.   

Proudly bred by: Christina Stanley
Co-bred by: Bruce Dandrew
Loved and owned by: Chris at Moonlight

 

 

Sire/Dam Grandparents Greatgrandparents GreatGreatgrandparents  GGGgrandparents
English and Norwegian                            CH Redwitch Dancin' in the Dark English CH Goshen's Dark N' Debonaire at Redwitch CH Goshen's Chariots O' Fire ROM CH O'BJ King's Ransom ROM CH The Widow-Maker O'BJ ROM
CH The Mad Hatter O'BJ ROM
CH The Dames on Target O'BJ ROM CH The Real McCoy O'BJ
CH The Same Dame O'BJ ROM
CH Goshen's Dressed to Kill CH O'BJ King's Ransom ROM CH The Widow-Maker O'BJ ROM
CH The Mad Hatter O'BJ ROM
CH Kinouk's Dream Maker CH Tamarlane's Kuma-Yama Khan ROM
CH Kinouk's Flower Child
English CH Lizda Zee Zee Flash CH The Real McCoy O'BJ CH Okii Yubi's Sachmo of Makoto ROM Mikado No Kin Hozan ROM
Juho Mariko No Kin Hozan ROM
O'BJ Mistaken Tiger De Alicia CH Tee-Jay's Kato Kid De Alicia
Bar K's Sumi
Overhill's Marlows Miracle O'BJ Aces High CH Kakwa's Orca ROM
Krug's Cindy of the Hot
CH Sachette No Okii Yubi CH Okii Yubi's Sachmo of Makoto ROM
CH Okii Yubi's Southern Belle
CH Moonlight's Xena of Silver Star CH Moonlight's Indian Outlaw BIS CH Moonlight's Duke of Passion BIS/BISS CH NorthStar's Siberian Express ROM CH O'BJ Zack the Spotted Bear ROM
CH Kuroi Kao Dallas Alice ROM
CH NorthStar's Crime of Passion ROM CH Koma-Inu Bronze Bruin ROM
CH Kuroi Kao Dallas Alice ROM
CH Timbersky's Moonlight Desire BIS/BISS CH NorthStar's Siberian Express ROM CH O'BJ Zack the Spotted Bear ROM
CH Kuroi Kao Dallas Alice ROM
CH Sierra West's Rose of Timbersky ROM CH O'BJ High N Mighty No Goshen ROM
CH Skylake's Tokyo Rose ROM
DragonFire Miss American Pie CH Hinomaru Daitani Diamond Back ROM AOM CH Ever-Glo Kobi No Matagi CH Golden Sun Taki-BI No Taiyo
Golden Sun Karma of Mokusei
CH Daitan-Ni Hinomaru Maboroshi ROM CH Mokusei's Zeus of Daitan-Ni ROM
Puberbach's Denail Bear
DragonFire Okii Musume CH Mokusei's Zeus of Daitan-Ni ROM CH Golden Sun Taki-BI No Taiyo
Golden Sun Tai of Mokusei
DragonFire Cressida Yuki Junsuina No Kita Go
Sasha Jo

 


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Christina M. Stanley
P.O. Box 16313
Albuquerque, NM  87191
e-mail: moonlightakitas@hotmail.com

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