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.
Committees/Contacts 2017-06-26T22:05:28+00:00
ACA National Show Committee
President Keith Venezia aca-president@akitaclub.org
Show Chair John Newland kumiteakitas@comcast.net
Assistant Show Chair Mona Shaw monash411@aol.com
Treasurer Matthew Dimon dimondad@verizon.net
Obedience Chair Anita Palmer  anitapalmerdesign@verizon.net
Obedience/Rally/Performance Events Performance Committee anitapalmerdesign@verizon.net
AKC Interface/Corresponding Secretary Sandi Soto sajoakita@tampabay.rr.com
Website Liaison Elizabeth Fulghum efulghum@paradigm-eng.com
Regional Specialty Barbara Reneger

Cheryl Burns



Akita Review Kathy Amrine kra@tds.net
ATTS Shannon Miller 45millers82108@gmail.com
Auction Sherry Lockrem lockrem@att.net
Breeders Education Francee Hamblet mindaakitastarz@yahoo.com
Catalogs and Advertising Kathy Amrine kra@tds.net
CGC/Trick Dog Barbara Sikkink quantumleap@cox.net
Challenge Trophies TBA
Chief Ring Steward TBA
Crufts Certificates Sherry Wallis sherry@sherob.com
Emergency Coordinator Mona Shaw monash411@aol.com
Flyer Elizabeth Fulghum efulghum@paradigm-eng.com
Futurity / Maturity Diane Merits acafandm@gmail.com
Grounds vacant
International Extravaganza Kim Holmes  akitacameo@aol.com
Judges Education Sylvia Thomas JustSylviaT@sbcglobal.net
Judges Hospitality Mona Shaw  monash411@aol.com
Judges' Welcome Bags Mona Shaw  monash411@aol.com
Parade of Rescues & Titleholders Elizabeth Fulghum efulghum@paradigm-eng.com
Rally Run Through Linda Wolf okamiakitas@aol.com
Reserved Grooming Mary Mignogna aca-dal-1@akitaclub.org
Reserved Seating Barbara Sikkink  quantumleap@cox.net
ROM Chair Elea Warf eleawarf@hotmail.com
RV Parking Francee Hamblet mindaakitastarz@yahoo.com
Site Coordinator Terri Breen breenta@aol.com
Site Coordinator-Assistant vacant
Top 20 Kim Holmes akitacameo@aol.com
Trophies Linda Ingemi xlshuku@gmail.com
Trophy Sponsorships Linda Ingemi xlshuku@gmail.com
Vendors Terrie Breen breenta@aol.com
Ways & Means Teresa Brown tcampbellbrown@gmail.com
Welcome Bags Nancy Lamm  arwny@roadrunner.com
Welcome Party Members of GBAC/

Garden State Akita Club/


Table/Dryer Rental TBD