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3 Top Ranked Akitas from Aces-Up!

So very proud of three Aces-Up kiddos making it to the top charts!

- No. 3 (breed) and No. 5 (all breed): BISS GCHB Tien 

- No. 13 (breed): GCH Storm AOM

- No. 4 (owner-handled breed): GCH Indica AOM

Together they have brought home 42 BOBs out of 63 shows this year including BISS at the Puget Sound Akita Club Specialty. They also took 7 OH BOBs out of 11 OH eligible shows including 2 Working Group 1st in OKC and Orlando!


Orlando Bound: Success Again!

Over the years, the AKC National Championship week has become one of the largest and most competitive all breed events especially for the Owner Handled and Bred By Exhibitor categories. It is a true test and awesome learning opportunity for us as breeder and owner handler. We went with three wonderful kiddos and all of them did us proud:


Natsumi - 4RWB/WB/BOW

Quinn - 1RWD/2WD/BOW

Another Awesome Group Placement for Tien!

November 29, 2020

Another great weekend of showing and another group placement for Tien! Since he's back out at the beginning of Oct, Tien shown by the awesome team Livingston has picked up 22 BOBs out of the 29 shows and two group placements with large all breed entries.

Meeting Top European Handler Home

November 14, 2020

As the AKC National Championship week is approaching, many top handlers and breeders overseas are traveling to US getting ready for the largest event in US. It is a pleasure to have Ms. Valentina Zupan visit us here in Santa Fe! She is one of the upcoming all breed superstar handlers who have many great accomplishments including BIS wins at some largest and most prestigious European dog shows.

Excellent Team Performance @ Oklahoma City Cluster!

October 28, 2020

The Oklahoma city cluster has always been one of the largest cluster shows in the central area: large and competitive entries and many top professional handlers. Three Aces-Up members attended the shows this year and gave us amazing performance!

Currently US's Top 5 Akita, Tien shown by Clint Livingston, won two Best of Breed over the No. 1 Akita and made the cut in a stellar working group! His sister, Indica, shown by Wenny picked up a few BOS and OH G1 7 G2! Another sister, Natsumi, picked up one more Winners Bitch and an amazing Bred By Group 3rd!

Another Group Placement for Tien!

October 17, 2020

Another group placement for Tien who has been traveling with team Livingston since the beginning of Oct! We are so proud of him quickly adapting to the new routines and showing competively.

Storm Out after A Long Break!

September 20, 2020

Shown by the exceptional Clint & Karen Livingston, Storm hit the road for a few weeks in Sept after being out of the ring for over 10 months!


Out of 10 shows he participated, Storm brought home 8 Best of Breed, 2 Best of Opposite Sex and made cut in the working group 5 times! These wins should put him in the Top 10 chart by the end of Sept.

Storm is now home for a break and enjoys being a house dog again.

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