THE TOSAKEN GOLD’S KENNEL DEALS
WITH THE SELECTION OF THE TOSA
BREED AND TRAINING PUREBRED AND CROSSBRED DOGS.
Driven by a strong passion for the rare Japanese Mastiff, I acquired my first female Tosa, whom I called Christal, daughter of Megasthenes Acatenango, “Best of Breed” at the 2001 Amsterdam Winner Dog Show, from Megasthenes, the number one kennel in Europe, owned by Robert and Mariska and located in Holland.
....this is their website: http://www.tosa-megasthenes.nl
Thanks to their twenty years of dedication to the selection of Tosas, Christal was a fantastic life companion as well as an excellent representative of the breed. She is the matriarch and progenitor of the best Tosas in Italy today, which are obviously all of the Tosakengold’s line (this is the surname given to each of her descendents, derived from the name of my breeding establishment, The Tokasen Gold’s).
Christal is the Tosa I had always dreamed of!
Christal began her show career at the Erba International Dog Show on December 15, 2001 at the age of six months, and in less than three years, she had become the Italian Champion and later even the International Beauty Champion, the first and only Tosa to earn such titles in the history of Tosas in Italy!
In addition to the titles and excellent evaluations earned at European and World shows, Christal was also the first and only Tosa to take part in amateur personal defense challenges and participate in a variety of experiences and courses with me, showing great interest and pleasure and helping me to learn more about the wonderful world of canine psychology.
Unfortunately, on a sad, unforgettable spring evening in 2009, Christal flew to Heaven and a part of me and the history of the Tosa had gone forever.
Thank you for everything. I often feel your presence, but you are always missed…
This is the succession of events, litters and choices that have contributed to the evolution of the Tosa breed, year after year: