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 Best Bred By Exhibitor in Specialty winner
Best Bred By Exhibitor Group winner
Multiple Best Puppy In Show winner
Multiple Best In Specialty winner
Multiple Owner Handled Best In Specialty winner
US’s Top Five Akita 2013 & 2014 & 2020 & 2022
US's Top Twenty Akita 2016 & 2019 & 2020 & 2021 & 2022
US’s Top Ten Owner Handler Akita 2015 & 2016 & 2017
Top 20 Owner Handled Winner at National Specialty 2017
AKC National Championship Best of Breed winner 2016
National Specialty Week Owner Handled Best In Show winner 2015 & 2022
National Specialty Week Award of Merit winner 2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2019 & 2021 & 2022
National Specialty Week Select Dog or Select Bitch winner 2021 & 2022