Arrival Story: We found Sophie in July. Not wanting a "show quality" dog, we were ok with the fact that she didn't come from a reputable breeder. She was part of an accidental litter of 6. Her mother is a japanese akita and her father is american. We chose her from all the others because she was one of the calmer ones. For the most part, she has been an extremely good puppy. Although, she can be bratty and frustrating at times, we love her very much and are so pleased to have her as a part of our family.