The Akita Club of America is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National Akita Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC. The main objectives of the Akita Club of America are the preservation and protection of the breed and improvement of the character and conformation of the Akitas as described in the official breed standard.  The Akita Club of America hosts an Annual National Specialty Show and Annual Meeting, which rotates throughout the country. A major goal of the Akita Club of America is to provide educational information about the breed to club members, the general public, and to prospective judges. READ MORE>>


President's Message

It is nice to have the tail of winter at our backs with spring just around the corner. I am always happy to lose that extra hour of sleep in exchange of an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. I am not sure if it’s the changing of seasons which has an effect on our National judges, but we seem to have some issues once again. To clarify, ACA had one judge, Paula Nykiel, who disqualified herself by judging within 6 months of her assignment with ACA. Furthermore, several people have inquired as to a second judge being disqualified, this second judge was not a judge hired by ACA; it was the Regional judge hired by RMAC. The new judges will be listed on the website upon confirmation of their assignment acceptance. READ MORE>>


2015 National Specialty

2016 Akita Club of America

National & Pre-National Specialty
Obedience & Rally Trials

September 5th - 10th, 2016

Hotel Information:

The Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CO, 80020
General Information: 303-410-5000  •  Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8108

The Westin Westminster Hotel has created a personalized Web site for Akita Club of America 2016 National Specialty Week. (September 4, 2016 - September 11, 2016) Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from February 1, 2016 to September 14, 2016.

BOOK A ROOM or GET MORE INFORMATION

  • $99 single/double; $119 Triple; $119 Quad
  • Cutoff time for both reservations at the negotiated rate and cancellations without penalty: 5pm MDT 8/12/16
  • $40 non-refundable deposit for dogs in the room
  • Maximum number of 3 dogs in rooms

Event Schedule:

DATE CATEGORY JUDGE
Monday
9/5/2016*
RMAC Regional Specialty**
Rally Run-Through
RMAC/ACA Evening Event (6:00—10:00pm)
Judge Ms. Jean Pero
Tuesday
9/6/2016
PreNationals
PreNationals Obed/Rally
Top Twenty Mandatory Meeting
Top 20 (6:00pm)
Judge Ms. Cynthia Hutt
Judge Ms. Linda Scanlon
Wednesday
9/7/2016
ACA Obedience/Rally
Futurity/Maturity
CGC Testing (1/2 hour after judging)
Annual Meeting (7:00—11:00pm)
Judge Ms. Linda Scanlon
Judge Ms. Susan Cargill
Thursday
9/8/2016
Sweepstakes
BEC Seminar (3:00pm)
Judge Ms. Patricia Mills
Friday
9/9/2016
Dogs/Bitch Classes
Stud Dog/Brood Bitch
4-6 Month Puppy
JEC Seminar (4:00pm)
Auction (6:30—10:00pm)
Judge Dr. Sophia Kaluzniacki
Saturday
9/10/2016
Best of Breed
Junior Showmanship
Owner-Handled Best Of Breed
Brace
Best Puppy
Best Bred By Exhibitor
Best Veteran
Banquet & Cocktail Hour (6:00pm)
Silent Auction (concurrent with Banquet)
Judge Ms. Nancy S. Amburgey
(*Monday is Labor Day / **No Sweepstakes offered)
Schedule Subject to Change
President Keith Venezia aca-president@akitaclub.org
Show Chair Laurie White akitas@comcast.net
Assistant Show Chair Coleman Nemerov akitas@comcast.net
Treasurer Matthew Dimon dimondad@verizon.net
Obedience Chair Laurie White akitas@comcast.net
Obedience/Rally/Performance Events Performance Committee/Anita Palmer anitapalmerdesign@verizon.net
AKC Interface/Corresponding Secretary Sandi Soto sajoakita@tampabay.rr.com
Website Liaison Anita Palmer anitapalmerdesign@verizon.net
Regional Specialty Patti Dolezal thndrmtnakitas@estesvalley.net
Auction Sherry Lockrem lockrem@att.net
Breeders Education Lynn Morgan, Francee Hamblet & Hollie Walker midniteakita@aol.com
Catalogs and Advertising Kathy Amrine kra@tds.net
Challenge Trophies Keith Venezia nakodo@aol.com
Chief Ring Steward John Newland kumiteakitas@comcast.net
Crufts Certificates Sherry Wallis sherry@sherob.com
Emergency Coordinator Coleman Nemerov akitas@comcast.net
Flyer Anita Palmer anitapalmerdesign@verizon.net
Futurity / Maturity Donna Bennett Donna@LibertyAkitas.com
Grounds Frank Ingemi xlshuku@comcast.net
Judges Education Sylvia Thomas JustSylviaT@sbcglobal.net
Judges Hospitality Bev Vics k9juj@yahoo.com
Judges' Welcome Bags Laurie White akitas@comcast.net
Parade of Titleholders and Rescue Mark Elliot ricky2360@att.net
Reserved Grooming Angel Swift kaizenshowdogs@gmail.com
Reserved Seating Donna Bennett Donna@LibertyAkitas.com
ROM Chair Elea Warf eleawarf@hotmail.com
RV Parking Francee Hamblet mindaakitastarz@yahoo.com
RV Parking Hollie Walker mindaakitastarz@yahoo.com
Site Coordinator Jo Ann Charnik jcharnik@aol.com
Site Coordinator-Assistant Frank Ingemi xlshuku@gmail.com
Top 20 Top Twenty Committee akitas@comcast.net
Trophies Linda Ingemi xlshuku@gmail.com
Trophy Sponsorships Linda Ingemi xlshuku@gmail.com
Vendors Mark Elliot ricky2360@att.net
Ways & Means Teresa Brown tcampbellbrown@gmail.com
Welcome Party Members of the RMAC/ACA