The life with furry friends.

Animals have been in my and my husband’s life as long as we remember. That’s why we both really wanted our daughters to grow up together with furry friends. We are graphic designers and photographers, we both value the simplicity and minimalism of the Japanese aesthetics, hence the fascination with everything that is Japanese and, above all, the Akita.

Our Akitas are our faithful companions, full-fledged family members, occupying armchairs and beds at home. In honour of our two daughters, we founded a small, home kennel Senshi Shimai, in which the whole family is involved. We belong to ZKwP and the international cynological organisation FCI, and currently, we are also waiting for registration of our kennel in AKIHO.

This is our mutual passion. Our dogs not only live with us, go to exhibitions and holidays, where we travel for tens of kilometres but also accompany us in our everyday design work.

Faithful, alert and very devoted. Beloved cuddles which we can not imagine our lives without.


Nothing explains better why dogs take such an important place in our lives.

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” …
If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.” “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of “just a dog,” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. “Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a man.”
– Sandra Dee

Mum, photographer, caretaker of the entire pack, breeder.

Daughter and our best handler.

Daughter and the best helper in dog socialization.

Dad, graphic designer and one-man band.