Nosferatu / Vladtepes Japanese Akita Inu are owned by Chris & Tina Thomas and are located in the West Midlands. We are pioneers of the Akita Inu in the UK and are the Top Winning Kennel in the U.K. We have a wealth of experience, information of breeding, showing and judging. Chris was the first breed specialist to award Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in Akita' in the U.K. We began showing in 1976, and have since that date been active in showing and breeding, Old English Sheepdogs, Rottweilers, Akita's and Japanese Akita Inu. We have bred or owned twelve UK Champions and five overseas Champions in these breeds. Chris judges at Championship Show level both in the UK and overseas. He is passed to award Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in all of these four breeds, plus all other breeds including Best in Show at Open Show level. Tina judges Old English Sheepdogs, Rottweilers, Akitas and Japanese Shiba Inu together with all other breeds and Best In Show at Open Show level. Tina also awards Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in Akitas and judges Japanese Akita Inu at Championship Show Level, including CRUFTS dog show. Both are founder members of the Japanese Akita Inu Club and at present officiate as Officers of the Club. We are passionate about our dogs. Although we do not breed puppies often, our aim is to produce Akita Inu dogs that are sound in both body and temperament, whilst keeping all the attributes of breed type. Without this insight we believe that our breeds will be subject to change by vogue.