Breakthroughs

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Just like you, we love Akitas. It is that simple.

 

Our story began when we decided to start something we are both passionate about after our engagement in 2011. This is when our precious boy, Kenshin, came into our life.  Just like the first Akita some of you may have owned, he was not a show dog. However, that didn’t stop us taking him to the dog shows, loving him and madly falling in love with the breed.

 

During the early years, we were so fortunate to work with the prestigious Akita kennels of Redwitch (UK) and Regalia (US) who ended up becoming our mentors and close friends for the lifetime. Thanks to the outstanding foundation we had, we were also fortunate to work with some of the best Akita handlers. Learning from the best, that is the only way to succeed we believe.

Since attending our first dog show in 2012 and having our first litter in 2014, we have never stopped learning and working extremely hard. Our goals have never changed from day one: becoming one of the best breeders and Akita handlers. So far we are very proud of having the reputation of being honest, driven, focused, and great to work with. We would like to keep it that way and aim for lasting success in both breeding and showing.

 

In addition to our effort to breed quality Akitas for showing and companion, we have been also a very active member in the Akita community. We have been a proud member of Akita Club of America, Rocky Mountain Akita Club, and Land of Enchantment Akita Club since 2013.

 

At our kennel, each of our Akitas is loved, respected, and assisted to reach his/her full potential and happiness.

"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars."

Michael & Dr. Xiaohang (Wenny) Wang Bauman

We are proud to say Aces-Up is the home of:

 

Multiple All Breed Best In Show winner

Multiple All Breed Owner Handled Best In Show winner

Multiple Veteran Best In Show winner

Multiple Veteran Best In Specialty winner

Multiple Best Bred By Exhibitor in Specialty winner

Best Bred By Exhibitor Group winner

Multiple Best Puppy In Show winner

Multiple Akita Specialty Best In Show winner

Multiple Akita Specialty Best Opposite winner

Multiple Best Puppy in Specialty winner

Multiple Owner Handled Best In Specialty winner

US’s Top Five Akita 2013 & 2014 & 2020

US's Top Twenty Akita 2016 & 2019 & 2020

US’s Top Ten Owner Handler Akita 2015 & 2016 & 2017

Top 20 Owner Handled Winner at National Specialty 2017

Best of Opposite winner at AKC National Championship 2018

Best of Opposite winner at Westminster Kennel Club show 2017

Best of Breed winner at AKC National Championship 2016

National Select Dog winner 2021

Pre-National Owner Handled Best In Show winner 2015

Pre-National Award of Merit winner 2013 & 2014 & 2015

National Regionals Award of Merit winner 2013 & 2019 & 2021

UK’s Top Stud winner 2013

Crufts Best Male & BOS winner 2012

World Dog Show Best Male & BOS winner 2012

  • Tien Took BOB everyday and group placements at the Albuquerque shows
  • Puppy Whiskey picked up first wins at Albuquerque shows
  • Storm took Select Dog at National Specialty and AOM 1st at Pre-National
  • Natsumi took AOM at National Specialty Week Reg I
  • Quinn took 1st and 2nd in his class through National week
  • Fraser received his ROM!
  • Natsumi finished championship in Logan UT
  • Tien and Quinn cleaned up at the Claremore shows OK
  • Storm took AOM at the National Specialty Reg II
  • Couture took 2nd in Brood Bitch at the Akita National Specialty
  • Tien took Winners Dog at Lone Star Akita Club Specialty
  • Ojo took BBE & BISweeps at Lone Star Akita Club Specialty
  • iindica took aom at lone star akita club specialty
  • Storm took 10 BOB to enter us's top 10 chart!
  • Tien  took back to back Winners Dog & Best of Winners at Rocky Mountain Akita Specialties
  • Indica finished her championship in style
  • Couture ranked Top 10 owner Handled in only one weekend of showing
  • Tien took back to back best of winners for his first points
  • Tien won Reserve Winners Dog  & Best Bred By at Heart of Texas Akita Specialties
  • Storm Took Multiple Winners Dog & Best of Winners during AKC National Championship week!
  • Fraser and Wenny won Top 20 Owner Handled at National!
  • Fraser and Wenny won Best Veteran In Show at the National Regional over multiple No. 1 Akitas!
  • Prada took BOS at one of the most prestigious shows, Westminster KC show in NYC! 
  • Eclipse Took Winners Dog & Best in Sweepstakes at Rocky Mountain Akita Club Specialties!
  • Fraser achieved Gold GCH level as a veteran!
  • Fraser and Wenny took Veteran Best In Show at the Albuquerque all breed show! 
  • Harley took Best Puppy at the Land of Enchantment Akita Specialty!
  • Jewel Took Best Opposite Sex at The Land of Enchantment Akita Specialty!
  • Wenny received her 1st official win as a handler with Dream (Select Bitch) with GCH major at Scottsdale shows over a large Akita entry under the world reknowned judge, Mr. Adrain Woodfork. 
  • Wenny & Dream took prestigious AOM and Owner Handler Best In Show @ Akita Pre-National!
  • Welcomed our 1st superstar, Fraser (a reknowned top Akita and producer in Europe then), and lovely Dream from the prestigious Redwitch Akitas kennle in UK. Fraser becameTop 5 Akita in US within 4 months of showing.
  • Fraser received his 1st AOM at Pre-National Specialy 2013.
  • We welcomed a lovely show puppy, Prada, from Regalia Akitas, who are famous for producing striking breed type.
  • Aces-Up Akitas kennel was established.
  • Quinn debuted in Orlando and took BOWs and WDs
  • Tien took Select Dog & Best Bred by in breed at AKC National Championship!
  • Tien won Owner Handled working group in Orlando!
  • Tien Shown 3 Weekends to enter Top 10 chart!
  • Storm shown a month to be ranked in Top 15
  • Natsumi debut with great success by winning 3 WB
  • Tien's first group placement at only 2.5 Years old!
  • Tien win BISS at Akita Club of Puget Sound Specialty
  • Couture won Best of Opposite at AKC National Championship
  • Junior Indica won Winners Bitch at Akita Club of Tampa Bay Specialty
  • Junior Indica won Best Bred By Exhibitor Working Group 2nd at Greeley Cluster
  • Veteran Dream won Owner Handed Working Group! at Oklahoma summer classic!
  • Puppy Indica took Best by Exhibitor Working Group 2nd at Oklahoma Summer Classic!
  • Harley finished her championship!
  • Indica took Back to Back Puppy Best in Show at Rocky Mountain Akita Club Specialty! Also Winners Bitch & Best of Winners & Owner Handled Best in Show!
  • Harley took Reserve Winners Bitch at Rocky Mountain Akita Club Specialty! 
  • Indica took Back to Back Puppy Best in Show at Land of Enchantment Akita Club Specialty!
  • Wenny took her 1st group placement with Fraser showing against some top working dogs at ABQ. That put Fraser into Top 20 immediately!
  • Wenny also received her back to back Owner Handled All Breed Best In Show with Fraser! Fraser became US's No. 1 Owner Handled Akitafor 2016 - 2017 qualifying year by Nov.
  • Fraser won Best of Breed at the AKC National championship main event!
  • With limited showing, Fraser was again ranked Top 5 Akita in US and one of the invitees to the prestigious Westiminster Dog Show.
  • Fraser was the winner of Top Stud of UK 2013.
  • We Had our 1st litter out of Fraser & Dream. Wenny began to learn to be a groomer and handler