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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The only AKC Parent Club of Akitas in America, & the most comprehensive website for Akitas.

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ACA National


2017 Akita Club of America National Specialty

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President's Message
August, 2017: Happy August!!! We have merely two more months before the 2017 Ohio National and we are still looking for folks to step up and assist our ACA make this National an unforgettable and extraordinary experience.

We still have TONS of trophies in need of sponsorship, along with needing some great auction items. Also, we need members willing to help out by thoughtfully bringing extra dryers, grooming tables and extension cords for our friends from abroad. The National can only be a true success when our members come together and help support their club, so please let us all pull together and let's make it happen! Read More

ACA Rescue - We Have The Best Support Around

The primary mission of the  ACA Rescue Committee is to support organizations and individuals that rescue Akitas and to provide education, information and support services. These Akita Rescue groups  serve the overall needs of homeless Akitas and meet the requirements for an ACA Rescue Fund Identification Number.

  • We believe that rescue volunteers & all Akitas have inherent worth & deserve our help.

  • We believe that we have a responsibility to our communities & our breed to provide accurate, honest, educational materials about Akitas.

  • We believe integrity is the cornerstone of breed rescue

  • We believe treating people fairly, ethically, honestly & in a caring manner is vital to the success of this committee.

  • We believe in promoting ethical breeding practices & teaching responsible ownership.

  • We believe we are mandated to work together in planning, setting goals & standards, & fund raising to support the work of rescuing Akitas.