Extended Family



Breeder: Ingrid Linerud, Sally Compton, Danielle Gutelius & Linda Wolf
Owner: Jim and Molly, Skokie, IL
DOB: August 20, 2010
Sire: GCH Crown Royal’s Start ‘N A Revolution
Dam: CH Tanager Okami’s Makin’ A Wish ROM

Louie has made a new start in the loving care of Jim and Molly who adopted him Nov. 2014.  Louie has reached his goal – to become a loyal protector, house dog and couch potato!


ValorBreeder:  Tanager Akitas
Owners:  Nick & Clare R., IL
DOB:  December 22, 2004 to Dec. 2013
Sire:  Ch. T.Stone Raja Regalia at Buckridge
Dam:  Ch. Tanager’s Poison Ivy

Ch. Valor left the glamorous world of dog-showing to become a beloved, spoiled house dog with his new owners in downtown Chicago at the age of 4.5 years young.  Valor’s passing left a huge hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him.


LeilaBreeder:  Tanager Akitas
Owner:  Theresa & Family, IL
DOB:  December 29, 2008
Sire:  Ch. Hoka Hey’s Attica
Dam:  Ch. Tanager’s International Intrigue

Leila is a big, beautiful girl that gets all the love her family of six can lavish on her.




BenBreeder:  Tanager Akitas
Owner:  Anita B., CA
DOB:  January 5, 2002 to 2011
Sire:  Ch. Regalia’s American Emblem
Dam:  Nerak’s Will-O’-The-Wisp Tanager

Here’s Ben, Ivy’s long-coated brother, looking ultra-cool wearing his special shades during bright, California days.


Diamond 2Breeder: Tanager Akitas
Owner: Victor N., FL
DOB: January 5, 2002
Sire: Ch. Regalia’s American Emblem
Dam: Nerak’s Will-O’-The-Wisp Tanager


GlacierCh. Tanager’s Arctic Blast “Glacier”
January 22, 1999 – March 11, 2011
Sire: Ch. Serdess Trans Sport
Dam: Nerak’s Will-O’-the Wisp Tanager

Glacier was the dog that could overcome every obstacle thrown in his path. He earned his Ch. in a handful of shows. He was exceptionally loyal, loving and sweet. His presence is and will always be sorely missed.


HawkCh. Tanager’s Airwolf “Hawk”
January 22, 1999 – October 12, 2007
Sire: Ch. Serdess Trans Sport
Dam: Nerak’s Will-O’-the Wisp Tanager

Hawk was a gentle giant. Friendly with every person and animal he met. His sweet, easy-going personality made him one of the most special dogs I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my life with.


willowNerak’s Will-O’-The-Wisp Tanager
December 28,1995 -November 14,2008
Sire: Ch. Regalia’s Darq Wolf ROMPX
Dam: Ch. WW The Coal Stripper

Willow was a spit-fire of a dog in her youth. She graced my life and produced my cherished Ivy–Ch. Tanager’s Poison Ivy. Willow aged beautifully and gracefully to the age of almost 13. I will be ever grateful to have had her with me.

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