Akita Club of America

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 Akita as described in the official breed standard.

About the Akita

A natural monument in Japan, the Akita’s proud heritage includes hunting large game such as bear, elk, and boar. This powerful and dignified member of the Working Group is renowned for courage and loyalty, but may not be tolerant of other animals. His luxurious double coat can include any combination of vibrant colors. Aloof toward strangers, they form strong family bonds. Highly intelligent with keen sense of humor, the Akita responds best to respectful commands and training techniques that rely on motivation rather than force. Strong-willed and proud, Akitas are not receptive to abusive methods. Akitas originated in Japan many, many years ago, and have been designated a natural monument of Japan. They are a large, impressive breed with natural guarding instincts. While generally reserved with people they don’t know, Akitas are affectionate with their family. They tend to be independent, and while they will always know where you are in your home, they do not need constant attention as do some of the more dependent breeds. For more about this amazing breed, please spend some time here at our site. There’s a wonderful world to explore.
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The Akita Review 

This year’s breeder and owner ads* will again be featured in a special publication, The 2017 Akita Review. It is a collection of high quality ads showcasing the cream of the crop from your kennels, as well as advertising litters and planned breedings. The 2017 Akita Review will be included with the purchase of the 2017 National catalog or may be purchased separately. You won't want to miss reserving your feature page(s) promoting the best your kennel has to offer. Have questions? Contact Kathy Amrine kra@tds.net. 

The front, back, inside front, inside back and 1st inside pages were auctioned in a "somewhat silent" Facebook auction.  Here are the winners:

  • The front cover  auction winner is Laurie White! Congratulations Laurie!
  • The back cover auction winner is Vikki McConnell! Congratulations, Vikki!
  • The inside front cover auction winner is Keith Venezia! Congratulations, Keith!
  • the inside back cover winner is Angi Diamond! Congratulations, Angi!
  • The "page one" auction winner is Barbara Renegar! Congratulations, Barbara!

Ads on inside pages of The Akita Review will cost $100/page. Pages are limited, so reservations will be first-come, first-served.

*Ad Guidelines:

Ads in the Akita Review are intended to showcase our dogs, litters, breeding programs and accomplishments. The Akita Review reserves the right to decline any ad inconsistent with our goal of promoting the breed. All ads that are submitted must be at 300DPI and CMYK in color. If you need ad design assistance,  please contact your professional ad designer.

Place your order here.

Click here for a view of single page image specs  

Click here for a view of two-page image specs

The following Templates are available at no additional charge. Send photo to Kathy Amrine to place your photo into the template.  If you choose one of these templates, please be sure to

  • specify which template you would like
  • background can be any CMYK color, font can be any True Type Font
  • send a 300 dpi photo and the text you wish included
  • if you want a specific font, include the .ttf file you wish to be used (include as an attachment, not just the font name)
  • specify CMYK color for the background or attach a snip of the color you would like used
  • you will receive one proof for approval. All changes must be stated at that time, then a final will be sent.  Changes after the final may be made for a nominal fee, and within time constraints.
  •  Deadline to send to Kathy for her to put into the template is August 22, 2017.

Click here to view Template A

Click here to view Template B

Click here to view Template C (two page)

Click here to view Template D

Templates for your professional ad designer's use:

Single page Template zip file 

Double page Template zip file

You may also submit your own art or have your professional ad designer submit artwork. Submit completed ads by August 25, 2017.