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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Akita Rescue Committee

Committee Responsibilities

  • Respond to all telephone calls and emails
  • Own ACA Rescue Committee Email List and Facebook Page
  • Facilitate Rescue Committee booths when feasible at dog shows
  • Receive and check all ACA Rescue Group references and assign ID Numbers to all approved Groups
  • Process all ACA Rescue Fund Claims including verification, review, voting, and final determination
  • Direct all parties to groups in their area for both adoptions and surrenders
  • Mentoring -- rescue groups, Akita owners, potential Akita owners
  • Organize the National Rescue Tables
  • Conduct rescue meetings when possible
  • Forward any donation for ACA Rescue Fund to the Treasurer
  • Monitor ACA Rescue Fund and fund-raise as needed to ensure healthy balance

Title/Region Committee Members
Co-Chairs Jodi Marcus and Charlie Marcus
Region 1 Cassi Belli and Joann Dimon
Region 2 Donald Plummer, Dorie Sparkman, Lisa Gray & Fred Mennecke
Region 3 Sherry Lockrem & Shelley Pryor
Region 4 Holly Staudenbaur
Region 5 Carrie Holgate & Annette Gomez
Region 6 Linda Logan
Rescue Liaison Linda Walker