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'99 National


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The 1999 Akita National was held in Denver, Colorado from September 22nd through September 25, 1999.  We had a wonderful time with our friends.   Congratulations to all the winners, placers, and exhibitors.  The Rocky Mountain Akita Club hosted a wonderful show and it was one of the best nationals yet.  

We were honored to have been part of the following wins:

            Best of Winners: Starfire's Moonlight River
            Winners Bitch/1st Place Open Bitch: Starfire's Moonlight River
            1st Place Bred-By Dog: Moonlight's Power Play
            3rd Place 9-12 month Dog: Moonlight's Abuse of Power
            Grand Maturity Winner: MajikSun's First Contact

Starfire's Moonlight River

"Rio" at 2 years old

This picture shows "Rio" at her best.
Beautiful type.  Totally Akita.
Her official win photos did not do her justice.

Proudly owned by my friend:
Randy Anderson - Starfire Akitas
Vacaville, California


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Best of Winners
Judge: Ms. Jean Fournier

Starfire's Moonlight River "Rio"

This lovely red bitch is a cean mover with wonderful show attitude.

Sire: BIS Ch Moonlight's Duke of Passion
Dam: Daitan-Ni's Halley Has Arrived


Winner's Bitch
Judge: Mr. Ed Bivin

Starfire's Moonlight River "Rio"
Won the large Open Class and went on to win this very important 5 point major.

Co-Bred by:
Moonlight Akitas & Starfire Akitas

Handled by:
Christina Stanley - Moonlight Akitas


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1st Place
Bred-by Exhibitor Dog

Judge: Ms. Michele Billings

Moonlight's Power Play
(view pedigree)
Was the youngest dog in his class at 11 months old.  He easily won this special class and was considered for Winners Dog and Reserve.

Bred/Owned/Handled by:
Christina Stanley - Moonlight Akitas

Sire: Moonlight's Duke of Hazard
Dam: Moonlight's Risque by Duke

3rd Place
9-12 Month Puppy Dog

Judge: Ms. Michele Billings

Moonlight's Abuse of Power
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Won third in this tough class of young males.  Winners Dog came from this class.
This was ACA's first time shown.

Bred/Owned/Handled by:
Christina Stanley - Moonlight Akitas

Co-Owned with:
Kim and Mark Nisbet - Eudora Akitas

Sire: Moonlight's Duke of Hazard
Dam: Moonlight's Risque by Duke

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Grand Maturity Winner

Judge: Breeder Rebecca Kestle

CH MajikSun's First Contact

Owned, Bred, and Handled by:
Alicia Meyer - MajikSun Akitas

Co-bred by:
Lynn Nystrom - MagicBear Akitas

Sire: Ch Kamikazi's Kobi
Dam: Ch Moonlight's Pride Rock Nala
(a BIS Ch Duke daughter)


The national is the most important dog show of the year.  It was a honor and privilege to have done so well.  A special thank you to my personal friends and Moonlight admirers for all the wonderful compliments and cheering.


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