Welcome to Cannonbar American Akitas. Owned by Craig Bannon we are situated in Mullingar the picturesque County of Westmeath, in the heart of Ireland. Our first introduction to the Akita will remain with us forever, such a magestic and powerful breed. We were bitten by the 'Akita' bug and began research into this noble breed. Our research paid off and led us to the famous UK Kennels of Sheena Clark 'Anshee Akitas'. We bought our first 'show dog' from Anshee in the form of 'Rocco' (Anshee The Cameraman at Cannonbar), and he didn't let us down! On his show debut, Rocco came home with Best Puppy and the Res. Green Star Dog! By 13 months Rocco had amassed an amazing 14 first places and had earned his Jnr Champion Title with ease.
Following hot on Rocco's heels was our next addition to Cannonbar, this time 'Lenny' (Anshee The Buck Stops Here with Cannonbar) another outstanding example of what Anshee Akitas produce! Delighted with our two boys from Sheena, we have chosen these lines to go on and produce strong foundations for our own kennel. We truly believe these lines contain the unique blend of overall type, soundness and quality that we are looking for in the breed.
It didn't stop there, over the years we have added more stunning Akitas from this kennel and a select few others. We are now the proud owners of 'Flint' (Anshee Hit Em for Six) a UK CC winner and already a multiple Res Green Star winner here in Ireland. 'Cilla' (Anshee Surprise Surprise) a multiple Green Star Winner, 'Lula' (Anshee Big Bucks at Glancen) another multiple Green Star Winner, and more recently our rising stars, Res Green Star winners 'Piper' (Anshee Foreign Affair) and 'Angus' (Calicelseti Back In Black at Cannonbar).
We are present at most championship shows here in Ireland, and pride ourselves on the quality and presentation of our dogs. We recently produced our 1st Cannonbar litter from our girl 'Cilla' finding our latest little star 'Wee Boots' (Cannonbar Walk on Water).