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.
Event Schedule 2017-09-23T16:26:38+00:00


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Date & Time Event Location
October 2, 2017
8:00 am: first specialty
approx. noon: lunch
approx: 1:00 pm: second specialty
Back-to-Back Regional Specialties
hosted by GBAC and GSAC
Ballroom D
7:00 pm Welcome Party, hosted by GBAC, GSAC and ACA Franklin Room
October 3, 2017
8:00 am
Pre-National Obedience & Rally Ballroom C
Following Obedience
& Rally Competition
Rally Run Through Franklin Room
9:30 am
approx noon: Lunch break
Pre-National Conformation Ballroom D
45 minutes after
judging is complete
Top 20 Participant Meeting Ballroom D
October 4, 2017
8:00 am
National Obedience & Rally Ballroom C
9:30 am Futurity/Maturity
Parade of Titleholders & Rescue
International Extravaganza
Ballroom C
6-6:30 pm Cocktail Gathering Ballroom C
6:30 7:30 Top 20 Dinner Ballroom C
7:30 Top 20 Competition Ballroom C
October 5, 2017
11:30 am
CGC & Trick Dog Ballroom C
8:00 am ATTS Temperament Testing Outside
10:00 am National's Sweepstakes
Veteran's Sweepstakes
Breeder's Cup
Ballroom D
3:30 pm Breeder Education Seminar Franklin Room
6:30 pm ACA Annual Auction Ballroom C
October 6, 2017
8:30 am
Regular Dog Classes
Veteran Dog Classes
Stud Dog
Regular Bitch Classes
Veteran Bitch Classes
Brood Bitch
4-6 month Beginner Puppy
Ballroom D
4:00 pm Judges Education Seminar Franklin Room
2:30 pm ACA Annual Members Meeting Ballroom C
October 7, 2017
10:00 am
Best of Breed
Junior Showmanship
Brace Class
Ballroom C
6:00 pm ACA Cocktail Hour and
Awards Banquet
Ballroom C