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 Akitas as described in the official breed standard.  The Akita Club of America hosts an Annual National Specialty Show and Annual Meeting, which rotates throughout the country. A major goal of the Akita Club of America is to provide educational information about the breed to club members, the general public, and to prospective judges. READ MORE>>


Welcome to the newly revised Akita Club of America website! We have introduced many new features and streamlined the organization of our site to make it easier to navigate and more user friendly. We invite you to take the opportunity to explore the site and familiarize yourself with it.

Check out some of our noteworthy title holders in the new Performance section, where you can view a true cross section of just how versatile our Akitas can be.

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2015 National Specialty

2015 Akita Club of America

National & Pre-National Specialty
Obedience & Rally Trials

October 26th - 31st, 2015

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 329-3100
LINK to HOTEL WEBSITE

RATES: $109 King/Double • $129 Suites
Reservations Will Not Be Accepted Prior to November 1, 2014 8am Central Standard Time
Reservation Deadline: 9/24/2015
(Mention You Are With The Akita Club To Receive Preferential Rates)

Judging Panel:

  • Breed, Brace, Junior Showmanship: Mr. William P. Shelton
  • Dogs & Bitches, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, 4-6 mo Puppy: Ms. Linda Robey
  • Sweepstakes: Ms. Jodi Lundin
  • Futurity/Maturity: Ms. Cecilia Carmean
  • Pre-National Obedience and Rally, National Obedience and Rally: Ms. Patricia Gannon
  • Pre-National Conformation: Mr. Joseph E. Gregory
  • Regional Specialty Hosted By: Heart Of Texas Akita Club
  • Regional Specialty Conformation: Mr. Robert Eisele
  • Regional Specialty Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes: Mr. Rodney R. Merry