Akita Puppies for Sale in New York: Top 4 Breeders (2022)

The Akita was bred for guarding royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. As such, they’re courageous and alert and can be excellent guard dogs. However, in the hands of the right owner, they’re also great companions!

If you’ve decided that the Akita is the right breed for you, you’ll have to find a good breeder. Unfortunately, finding a good breeder that has Akita puppies for sale in New York is not always easy. Doing the required research takes a lot of time and effort.

To help smoothen the process, we’ve compiled a list of Akita breeders that are active in New York. We’ve also included their contact details, location, price (where available), and more to help give you an overview of each individual breeder. Hopefully, this list will serve as a great starting point to help you find the perfect breeder for your Akita puppy!

4 Akita Puppy Breeders in New York

1. Big Benz Akitas

NameBig Benz
LocationLawtons, NY
Phone number716-337-0236
Email[email protected]
PriceContact breeder

In Lawtons, NY, close to Buffalo, you’ll find Big Benz, an Akita breeder operated by Jolene, Lynny, and Dave Benzinger.

Big Benz has been involved with Akitas for over 30 years. They are a small kennel that tries to improve the breed generation after generation. Since they’re a small breeder, they only have 1 or 2 litters a year. You’ll likely end up on a waitlist before being able to buy a puppy from them. However, it’s worth it as their pups are very high quality.

Big Benz breeds for good temperament, structure, and health. To ensure the latter, all the dogs in their breeding program are health tested. They are OFA’d on hips and CERF’d on eyes to ensure that they will not pass any disease to their offspring.

They have 4 males and 5 females in their breeding program, the pedigrees and OFA numbers of which can be found on their website

Besides breeding, Jolene, the child of Lynny and Dave also shows their wonderful dogs in the show ring and has won a variety of awards and titles with them.

On the whole, Big Benz ticks all the boxes of a reputable breeder and is definitely worth checking out.

2. Yakumo Sou

NameYakumo Sou
LocationBuffalo, NY
Phone numberN/A
Email[email protected]
PriceContact breeder

Yakumo Sou is a breeder of Japanese Akitas in Buffalo, NY. It’s operated by Kevin Carroll. Kevin first got interested in Akitas in the early 2000s when his father bought one of these dogs

Kevin has a true passion for the breed and is a licensed judge with the United Kennel Club, as well as vice president of the Upstate Kennel Club.

Yakumo Sou takes their breeding seriously and breeds for quality over quantity. Their aim is to improve the breed through their breeding program, so they do not breed on a large scale.

They have 2 dogs in their breeding program: Tarou and Miyako. The pedigrees and OFA health test results of both dogs are available on their website, which is an excellent sign.

They also have many wonderful pictures available on their website (and their Instagram), which is definitely worth taking a look at to familiarize yourself more with this breeder.

3. Absolute Akitas

NameAbsolute Akitas
LocationLewiston, NY
Phone numberN/A
Email[email protected]
PriceContact breeder

Absolute Akitas is operated by Brenda Van Camp. Unfortunately, this breeder does not have an online presence, which makes it difficult to find out more information about them.

However, they are listed on the website of the ACA, which means that they’re at least somewhat reputable and worth looking into.

4. Gonza Akitas

Phone number203-504-4068
Email[email protected]
PriceContact breeder

Gonza is an Akita breeder located in Connecticut. Which, while not actually in New York, is close enough for people to drive to, making them a viable option.

Gonza is operated by Angel Gonzalez and they have been breeding for many years. They breed for temperament and health and are listed in the ACA breeder directory.

Their pups are ready to go to their forever home when they’re 8 weeks sold. When you buy an Akita puppy from Gonza you can expect it to be well socialized, and it comes with a 1-year health guarantee.

Over the years, Angel has produced many litters and has had many happy customers.

They have a 5/5-star rating on Google Maps with 6 total reviews.

They are also very active on Social media. They have the following profiles that you can check out:

Final words

Getting a puppy is a very exciting time, but it can also be stressful. After all, the breeder you choose lays the foundation for the rest of your puppy’s life, and by extension, the next 10-12 years of your life.

Good breeders raise healthy and social puppies that grow up to be confident dogs. Bad breeders, on the other hand, raise pups with health and behavioral issues.

For that reason, it is so important that you take your time to carefully select a breeder. Look around at several breeders and get as much information about them as possible. Making this choice is never something that should be done hastily!

I also recommend looking outside of your own state. Sometimes, the perfect puppy is waiting just outside of New York and it’s worth taking a little trip to get it.

Hopefully, though, this list of breeders can serve as a good starting point in your search for the perfect puppy!

ThePetFaq recommends adoption from a rescue center over buying from a breeder. However, we also understand that adopting is not always possible and that there are many good reasons for choosing to buy from a breeder. Please note that we did not visit these breeders in person, however, we did research them to find as much information about them as possible. Always do your own research when buying a puppy!

Jesse A.