Top Akita In Breed History, 'Nik,' Wins 100 Bests In Show
With his easygoing temperament and sheer magnetism, a 7-year-old red male named “Nik” took naturally to dog shows and has become the top-winning Akita in breed history. Earning his championship at 15 months of age with three 5-point Majors garnered at Akita Specialty shows, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Mojo’s Continuation Of A Myth ROM TT TKN CGC went on to trump the Best in Show record of 62 wins in April 2017, and then kept going to earn 100 Bests in Show through August 2018. Nik is owned by Stacey Borrmann of Mojo Akitas in Gilroy, California, who co-bred the litter with her husband, Paul Borrmann. Shown by professional handler Laurie Jordan-Fenner of Elk Grove, California, Nik swept Bests in Show at six four-day dog show clusters, including wins No. 97, 98, 99 and 100 captured last August at the Mensona Kennel Club and Santa Cruz Kennel Club shows in California. “He’s done a lot of winning,” says Borrmann proudly, who handled Nik to some of his early Specialty wins. Waiting a decade to get her first Akita after falling in love with the breed in the late 1980s, Borrmann says, “I am so fortunate that my first Akita had great temperament and was structurally sound. She was a fantastic foundation bitch.” Sired by Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Mojo’s Rock’N Your World AOM, the winner of 14 Bests in Show and a male from Borrmann’s first litter born in 2004, Nik is a powerful, big-boned male with a big personality. The No. 1 Akita in the country is fed Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula.