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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Breeder Locator Listing

Country State/City Kennel/Member(s) Phone/Email/Website
USA Alaska (Wasilla) ALI'I AK INU
Victoria McConnell
907-357-0676
sammc@mtaonline.net
www.akinukennel.com
USA Arizona (Green Valley) Akitas of Tamarlane
Dr. Sophia Kaluzniacki
520-625-1232
sophia@tamarlane.com
www.tamarlane.com
USA Arizona (Chandler) SUN DEVIL AKITAS
Amy & Stacy Huenneke
480-861-8223
Amy24@me.com
www.sundevilakitas.com
USA Arkansas (Lavaca) SHINTO
Ronnie & Chris Ann Moore
479-674-2092
bisacd@aol.com
http://www.shintoakitas.com
USA California (Mount Shasta) MINDA AKITAS
Francee Hamblet & Hollie Walker
530-859-2589
mindaakitastarz@yahoo.com
www.mindaakitas.net
USA California (Cathedral City) RED DAWN AKITAS
Gail & David Lowrie
760-528-0350
rddwnakita@aol.com
www.reddawnakitas.com
USA California (San Bernadino) Susan Cargill 909-473-9966
kk1313@verizon.net
USA Colorado (Steamboat Springs) Robert C. Cline 713-806-6011
rccline@fastmail.fm
USA Georgia (Senoia) AKITAS CAS
Craig & Cindy Smith
770-316-1657
akitascas@mindspring.com
http://akitascas.com
USA Idaho (Athol) Crown Royal Akitas
Ingrid Linerud Strom
509-202-5086
crownroyalakitas@gmail.com
crownroyalakitas.com
USA Idaho (Spirit Lake) TYLIN AKITAS
Darla & David Collom
208-818-6103
Dc@tylinakitas.com
www.tylinakitas.com
USA Indiana (Indianapolis) KUROI KAO AKITAS
Priscilla McCune
317-849-1890
Kuroikao@msn.com
www.KurioKaoAkitas.com
USA Indiana (Lebanon) CADES AKITAS
Angela Miller
765-325-2187
cadesakitas@yahoo.com
www.cadesakitas.homestead.com
USA Kentucky (Richmond) MIDNITE AKITAS
Lynn Morgan & Sara Morgan
859-527-3360
midniteakita@aol.com
www.midniteakitas.net
USA Louisiana (River Ridge) Sterling Milton 504-669-3188
smilton3@yahoo.com
USA Maryland (Hurlock) BAYCREST AKITAS
Kathy & Ed Coffman
410-673-7387
baycrestakitas@hotmail.com
www.BaycrestAkitas.com
USA Maryland COUNTRY CRITTERS
Debbie Morgan
410-206-4851
cntrycritters@aol.com
USA Michigan (Deerfield) CHELSEA’s AKITAS
Shawn & Deelynn Piccone
330-447-6685
shawn@chelseasakita.com
www.chelseasakita.com
USA Michigan (Salem) MOONLAIR AKITAS
Janet Bernardino
248-437-0752
scarletp2003@yahoo.com
http://www.moonlairakitas.com
USA Michigan (Dewitt) Avalon Akitas
Dawn Hubbard
586-946-3353
avalonakitas@gmail.com
http://www.avalonakitas.com
USA Minnesota (Gilroy) Countryside Akitas
Becky Bullard
218-371-6096
becky@countrysideakitas.com
www.countrysideakitas.com
USA Missouri (Cuba) KAMIKAZE AKITAS
David & Brandy Pollack
573-578-6174
david.pollack23@gmail.com
www.KamikazeAkitas.com/
USA New Hampshire (Candia) NAKODO AKITAS
Keith Venezia
603-483-8087
nakodo@aol.com
www.NakodoAkitas.com
USA New Jersey (Flanders) KOTI AKITAS
Chris Koenitz
973-927-2857
koti55@verizon.net
www.akitabreeder.org
USA New Jersey (Hammonton) EXCEL SHU-KU AKITAS
Frank & Linda Ingemi
609-561-9394
xlshuku@comcast.net
www.AkitaPup.com
USA New Mexico (Albuquerque) MOONLIGHT AKITAS
Christina Stanley
505-681-1887
moonlightakitas@hotmail.com
www.MoonlightAkita.com
USA New Mexico (Sante Fe) ACES-UP AKITAS
Michael & Dr Wenny Wang Bauman
817-403-3073
info@aces-upakitas.com
www.aces-upakitas.com/
USA New York (Lockport) ABSOLUTE AKITAS
Brenda Van Kamp
716-866-5817
absoluteakitas@msn.com
USA Ohio (Austintown) MIMAR AKITAS
Mary Mignogna
330-518-9920
mimarakitas@gmail.com
http://www.mimarakitas.com/
USA Oklahoma (Sand Springs) LIBERTY AKITAS
Mike & Donna Bennett
918-241-3000
donna@libertyakitas.com
www.LibertyAkitas.com
USA Pennsylvania (Temple) KALAN AKITAS
Cheryl Burns
610-370-5315
burns_cc@yahoo.com
www.KalanAkitas.com
USA Pennsylvania (Titusville) REGALIA AKITAS
Carol Laubscher
814-827-7856
regaliaakitas@aol.com
www.RegaliaAkitas.com
USA Pennsylvania (Sugarloaf) Avant Garde Akitas
Salvatore J. Infantino, DMD
570-971-4704
avantgardeakitas@yahoo.com
avant-gardeakitas.com
USA Texas (Hearne) MAYOKE AKITAS
Ilka Wagner-VanZandt, DVM & Jay VanZandt
479-777-5754
ilkadvm@mayokeakitas.com
www.mayokeakitas.com
USA Texas (Houston) SHEROB
Sherry Wallis
713-465-9729
sherry@sherob.com
USA Virginia (Lakeview) Akiko Akitas
Nancy Fisk
508-612-9553
akikoakitas@aol.com
http://www.akikoakitas.com/
USA Washington (Salkum) SHOWKAYCE AKITAS
Kathlene Amrine
360-985-7135
kra@tds.net
USA Wisconsin (Denmark) BUCKRIDGE AKITAS
David Osborn & Ellen Vanden Avond
920-864-2953
dave@buckridgeakitas.com
www.BuckridgeAkitas.com
CANADA Nova Scotia (Truro) WASENSHI AKITAS
Kimberley Pennie
902-890-1363
wasenshi@eastlink.ca
www.WasenshiAkitas.com
CANADA Ontario (Rosslyn) ALDER AKITAS
Gail Hamilton
807-939-1689
akitas@tbaytel.net
SPAIN A Coruña (Oleiros) ZASEN AKITAS
Constantino Zaera
+34 600 511 246
zasenakitas@gmail.com
www.zasenakitas.com

Jennifer Kassay Phelps, ACA Breeder Referral Program Chairperson
E-mail: akitabreederreferral@gmail.com
Phone: (M) 330-421-0247

If you are listed in the breeder referral and need to update your contact information, login to the Members Only section and submit the online form (be sure to choose the "update only" option), or send your info to: ACABreederReferral@akitaclub.org

Akita Attributes

Independent 75
Quiet 90
Heavy Shedders 90
Exercise 40

Did You Know?

  • The Akita is one of seven breeds designated as a national monument in his native country of Japan.
  • At one time, Akita ownership was restricted to the Imperial family and the ruling aristocracy; caring & feeding of the Akita were detailed in elaborate ceremony and special leashes were used to denote the Akita’s rank and the standing of his owner.
  • There is a spiritual significance attached to the Akita; when a child is born in Japan, the proud family will usually receive a small statue of an Akita signifying health, happiness, and a long life.
  • The renowned Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita into the United States in 1937.
  • The breed will groom itself like a cat, but daily brushing is still necessary, as is daily exercise.
  • Akitas like to be "pack leader," so obedience training is also necessary for a harmonious household.
  • The Akita was first registered with the AKC in 1972.