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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Pre-National Trophy Sponsors
Pre-National Best of Breed Darrin Ellis-May
Pre-National Best Opposite Sex Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Pre-National Best of Breed Owner Handled Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Pre-National Best of Winners Tom & Ann Bavaria Red Sun Akitas
Pre-National Best Bred by Exhibitor Monica Colvin Gekko Akitas
Pre-National Best Puppy Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Pre-National Best Veteran Elea Warf
Pre-National Winner's Dog Jerid, Theresa, Lotte & Kodi Ahrens
Pre-National Winner's Bitch Jerid, Theresa, Lotte & Kodi Ahrens
Pre-National High in Trial Kathy Webster Kokana Akitas
Pre-National High Combined Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Puppy Sweepstakes Trophy Sponsors
Best in Sweepstakes Puppy Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Sweepstakes BOS Puppy Rick & Teresa Witte Stardust Akitas
Best Sr in Sweeps Puppy Darrin Ellis-May
BOS Sr in Sweeps Puppy Squakheag Akita Club In Loving Memory of our Akita Friend Ed Algarin
Best Jr in Sweeps Puppy Julie & Stacey Ellis
BOS Jr in Sweeps Puppy Mark & Norma Kost Imagine Akitas
Sweeps Dogs 6-9 Mos 1st-4th Place Jim & Cecilia Carmean Summit Akitas
Sweeps Dogs 9-12 Mos 1st-4th Place Jim & Cecilia Carmean Summit Akitas
Dogs 12-18 Mos 1st-4th Place Golden Gate Akita Club
Dogs 18-24 Mos 1st-4th Place Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Sweeps Bitches 6-9 Mos 1-4 Place Peter Fegley
Sweeps Bitches 9-12 Mos 1st-4th Place Rocky Mountain Akita Club
Sweeps Bitches 12-18 Mos 1st-4th Place Casey Leigh Beauvais (Meraki)
Sweeps Bitches 18-24 Mos 1st-4th Place Frank & Linda Ingemi Excel Shu-Ku Akitas
Veteran Sweepstakes Trophy Sponsors
Best Veteran in Sweeps Liz Patterson In Memory of Reid Patterson
BOS Veteran in Sweeps Frank & Linda Wolf
Okami Akitas
In Memory of CH Carousel's Ms Molly At Okami CGC
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 8-9 Years 1st-4th Place Elea Warf
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 8-9 Years 1st-4th Place Mary & Mike Mignogna MiMar Akitas
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 9-10 Years 1st-4th Place Golden Gate Akita Club
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 10-11 Years 1st-4th Plac Jenn Fridrich Chenoa Akitas
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 11+ Years 1st-4th Place Kim Holmes & Angi Diamond Diamond Akitas
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 7-8 Years 1st-4th Place Elea Warf
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 8-9 Years 1-4 Place Members of the Garden State Akita Club
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 9-10 Years 1st-4th Place Rick & Teresa Witte In Memory of Revo, CH Stardust's Sunglasses at Night RN ROM
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 10-11 Years 1-4 Place Marc Cohen
Nutmeg Akitas
In Memory of Ch Nutmeg's Tropicana Twister
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 11+ Jodie Namba In Memory of Ch Napali's Simply Irrisistable
Futurity Trophy Sponsors
Grand Futurity Liz Patterson In Memory of Reid Patterson
Futurity Dogs 6-9 mos 1st-4th Place Jim & Cecilia Carmean Summit Akitas
Futurity Dogs 9-12 Mos 1st-4th Place Sylvia Thomas Chiheisen Akitas
Futurity Dogs 12-15 Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Futurity Dogs 15+ Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Futurity Bitches 6-9 Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Futurity Bitches 9-12 Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Futurity Bitches 12-15 Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Futurity Bitches 15+ Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Maturity Trophy Sponsors
Grand Maturity Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Maturity Dogs under 24 Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Maturity Dogs over 24 Mos 1st-4th Place Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Maturity Bitches under 24 Mos 1st-4th Place Big East Akita Rescue Zac's Mission
Maturity Bitches over 24 Mos 1st-4th Place Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Breeder's Cup Trophy Sponsors
Best Breeder's Cup Madelyn & Jeremy Goss Majer Akitas
Best Opposite Breeder's Cup Keith Venezia & JoAnn Dimon In memory of Sherry Lockem's CH. Shekinah's Hot Topic "Justin"
Dogs 2-4 Years 1st-4th Place Mary & Mike Mignogna MiMar Akitas
Dogs 4-6 Years 1st-4th Place Danielle Gutelius Tanager Akitas
Dog 6-8 Years 1st-4th Place Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Bitches 2-4 Years 1st-4th Place Dr. Sophia Kaluzniacki Akitas of Tamarlane
Bitches 4-6 Years 1st-4th Place Ann Beard Simmons Akita Planet & Bonnie, Larry & Chica Muzyka
Bitches 8+ Years Jodie Namba
Stud Dog Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Stud Dog 2nd-4th Place Jason & Ginna Raahauge
Brood Bitch Barbara Stern
Brood Bitch 2nd-4th Place Genevieve Neely Best of luck from Sachi and Torbjørn
Brace 2nd-4th Place Keith Venezia Nakodo Akitas
Breeder's Cup 3-Generation Akita Club of Puget Sound
Top 20 Trophy Sponsors
Top 20 James Berg
Top 20 Owner Handled Jerid Ahrens
Conformation Trophy Sponsors
Best of Breed Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Best of Opposite Sex Julie & Stacey Ellis
Best of Winners Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Winner's Dog Keith Venezia Nakodo Akitas
Reserve Winner's Dog Keith Venezia Nakodo Akitas
Winner's Bitch Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Reserve Winner's Bitch Tracy West
Best Puppy in Show Steve & Miriam Lisker
Miru Akitas
In Memory of our Dear Friend,
Ed Algarin, winner of this trophy in 2014
with CH Algarin's Ultimate Avenger, "Thor"
Best Opposite Puppy Cheryl Burns, Callan & Brody Sweitzer Kalan Akitas
Best of Breed Puppy 4-6 Mos Janet Bernadino CH Moonlair's Beloved White Rose King: Eddie 2014 Winner
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs 1st-4th Place Russell & Jill Drennan Asa Taiyo Akitas
Best Veteran in Show Deborah Karfs In honor of Carla Boyd's very special boy Pawlee. Love is forever.
Best of Breed Owner Handled Tamara Larson & Kathy Amrine Showkayce Akitas
Best American Bred Dawn Hubbard Avalon Akitas
Dogs 6-9 Mos 1st-4th Place Michael & Kristi Skipper Do-ha Akitas
Dogs 9-12 Mos 1st-4th Place Norma & Mark Kost Imagine Akitas
Dogs 12-18 Mos 1st-4th Place Greater Baltimore Akita Club
Open Dogs 1st-4th Place Darrin Ellis-May
Veteran Dogs 7-10 Years 1st-4th Place Keith Venezia Nakodo Akitas
Veteran Dogs 10+ Years 1st-4th Place Patricia Slavik Pattern Akitas
Bitches 6-9 Mos 1st-4th Place Barbara Sikkink Quantum Akitas
Bitches 9-12 Mos 1st-4th Place Norma & Mark Kost Imagine Akitas
Bitches 12-18 Mos 1st-4th Place Lynn Arnold, Julie Dunford
& Jeri Meermans
Bred By Exhibitor Bitches 1st-4th Place Russell & Jill Drennan Asa Taiyo Akitas
Open Bitches 1st-4th Place Patti Dolezal
American Bred Bitches 1st-4th Place Jodie Namba In Memory of Ch Napali's Simply Irrisistable
Veteran Bitches 7-10 Years 1st-4th Place Jay Van Zandt & Ilka Wagner-Van Zandt, DVM Mayoke Akitas
Veteran Bitches 10+ Years 1st-4th Place Keith Venezia Nakodo Akitas
Best Foreign Bred Francee Hamblet & Hollie Walker Minda Akitas
Best Opposite Foreign Bred Keith Venezia Nakodo Akitas
Junior Showmanship
Best Junior Showmanship Barbara Stern
Novice Jr 1st-4th Place Sandra Manetta-Soto
Novice Intermediate 1st-4th Place Jodie Namba
Open Jr 1st-4th Place Sandra Manetta-Soto
Performance Trophy Sponsors
High in Trial Rodney & Anita Palmer
High Combined Nancy Almann In Memory of Willow Creek Rescues
from ARWNY & BEAR
Open A 1st-4th Place Cynthia Clark In Honor of my first Akita Dachi
Utility A 1st-4th Place Cynthia Clark In Honor of OBJ Umbra Codebreaker "Cody"
Utility B 1st-4th Place Kim & Jay Browder
Preferred Novice Linda & Frank Wolf Okami Akitas
Preferred Open In memory of Keje's Worth the Wait
Preferred Utility Linda & Frank Wolf Okami Akitas
Beginner Novice B 1st-4th Place Kathy Webster Kokana Akitas
Grad Novice 1st-4th Place Julie Burk To all the Akitas whose intelligence is as amazing as their beauty.
Grad Open Linda & Frank Wolf Okami Akitas
Novice A 1st-4th Place Rodney & Anita Palmer & Butter Boy
Novice B 1st-4th Place Jerid Ahrens
Beginner Novice B 1st-4th Place Rhonda White In Memory of Keje's Worth the Wait
Open B 1st-4th Place Barbara Sikkink Quantum Akitas
Versatility 1st-4th Place Kathy DeWees Congrats from Akita Rescue WNY/SOS
Rally Trophy Sponsors
Rally Excellent A 1st-4th Place Jerid Ahrens
Rally Excellent B 1st-4th Place Monica Colvin Gekko Akitas
Rally Advanced A 1st-4th Place Jerid Ahrens
Rally Advanced B 1st-4th Place Monica Colvin Gekko Akitas
Rally Novice A 1st-4th Place Ann Schmidt
Rally Novice B 1st-4th Place Kathy Webster Kokana Akitas