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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Conformation Trophy Sponsors:
Best of Breed | Stacey and Paul Borrmann | Mojo Akitas
Best of Opposite Sex | Julie & Stacey Ellis
Best of Winners | Stacey and Paul Borrmann | Mojo Akitas
Winner's Bitch | Stacey and Paul Borrmann | Mojo Akitas
Reserve Winner's Bitch | Tracy West
Dogs 12-18 Mos | Michael & Kristi Skipper | Do-ha Akitas
BOB Puppy 4-6 Months | Janet Bernadino | CH Moonlair's Beloved White Rose King: Eddie 2014 Winner
Best Veteran In Show | Deborah Karfs
Open Bitches 1st-4th Place | Patti Dolezal
Open Dogs 1st-4th Place | Darrin Ellis-May
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs 1st-4th Place | Russell & Jill Drennan | Asa Taiyo Akitas
Bred By Exhibitor Bitches 1st-4th Place | Russell & Jill Drennan | Asa Taiyo Akitas
Veteran Bitches 7-10 Years 1st-4th Place | Jay Van Zandt & Ilka Wagner-Van Zandt, DVM | Mayoke Akitas
Best of Breed Owner Handled | Tamara Larson & Kathy Amrine | Showkayce Akitas
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
Veteran Dogs 10+ Years 1-4 Place | Patricia Slavik | Pattern Akitas
Best Foreign Bred | Francee Hamblet & Hollie Walker | Minda Akitas


Futurity/Maturity Trophy Sponsors:
Grand Maturity | Stacey and Paul Borrmann | Mojo Akitas
Grand Futurity | Liz Patterson | In Memory of Reid Patterson
Futurity Dogs 6-9 months 1-4 Place | Jim & Cecilia Carmean | Summit Akitas


Pre-National Trophy Sponsors:
Pre-National Best Of Breed | Darrin Ellis-May
Pre-National Best of Winners | Tom & Ann Bavaria | Red Sun Akitas
Pre-National Best Bred by Exhibitor | Monica Colvin | Gekko Akitas
Pre-National High in Trial | Kathy Webster | Kokana Akitas, California
Pre-National Sweeps Best Veteran | Elea Warf


Breeder's Cup Trophy Sponsors:
Best Breeder's Cup | Madelyn Goss | Majer Akitas
Stud Dog | Stacey and Paul Borrmann | Mojo Akitas


Performance Trophy Sponsors:
Beginner Novice B 1-4 Placements | Kathy Webster | Kokana Akitas, California
Novice A 1st-4th Place | Rodney & Anita Palmer & Butter Boy
Beginner Novice B 1st-4th Place | Ronda White | In memory of Keje's Worth the Wait
Versatility 1-4 Place | Kathy DeWees | Congrats from Akita Rescue WNY/SOS


Rally Trophy Sponsors:
Rally Novice A 1st-4th Place | Ann Schmidt
Rally Novice B 1-4 Placements | Kathy Webster | Kokana Akitas, California
Rally Excellent B 1st-4th Place | Monica Colvin | Gekko Akitas
Rally Advanced B 1st-4th Place | Monica Colvin | Gekko Akitas


Sweepstakes Trophy Sponsors:
Best Veteran in Sweeps | Liz Patterson | In Memory of Reid Patterson
Sweepstakes BOS Puppy | Rick & Teresa Witte | Stardust Akitas
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 7-8 Years 1st-4th Place | Elea Warf
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 7-8 Years 1st-4th Place | Elea Warf
Sweeps Bitches 12-18 Mos 1-4 Place | Casey Leigh Beauvais (Meraki)
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 10-12 Years 1-4 Place | Marc Cohen: Nutmeg Akitas | In Memory of Ch Nutmeg's Tropicana Twister


Top 20 Trophy Sponsors:
Top 20 | James Berg

 

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Trophy Sponsor Sponsor Note
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 Bitch Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Reserve Winner's Bitch Tracy West
Dogs 12-18 Mos Michael & Kristi Skipper Do-ha Akitas
BOB Puppy 4-6 Mos Janet Bernadino CH Moonlair's Beloved White Rose King: Eddie 2014 Winner
Best Veteran in Show Deborah Karfs
Open Bitches 1st-4th Place Patti Dolezal
Open Dogs 1st-4th Place Darrin Ellis-May
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs 1st-4th Place Russell & Jill Drennan Asa Taiyo Akitas
Bred By Exhibitor Bitches 1st-4th Place Russell & Jill Drennan Asa Taiyo Akitas
Veteran Bitches 7-10 Years 1st-4th Place Jay Van Zandt & Ilka Wagner-Van Zandt, DVM Mayoke Akitas
Best of Breed Owner Handled Tamara Larson & Kathy Amrine Showkayce Akitas
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
Veteran Dogs 10+ Years 1-4 Place Patricia Slavik Pattern Akitas
Best Foreign Bred Francee Hamblet & Hollie Walker Minda Akitas
Futurity/Maturity Trophy Sponsors
Grand Maturity Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Grand Futurity Liz Patterson In Memory of Reid Patterson
Futurity Dogs 6-9 mos 1st-4th Place Jim & Cecilia Carmean Summit Akitas
Pre-National Trophy Sponsors
Pre-National Best of Breed Darrin Ellis-May
Pre-National Best of Winners Tom & Ann Bavaria Red Sun Akitas
Pre-National Best Bred by Exhibitor Monica Colvin Gekko Akitas
Pre-National High in Trial Kathy Webster Kokana Akitas
Breeder's Cup Trophy Sponsors
Best Breeder's Cup Madelyn Goss Majer Akitas
Stud Dog Stacey & Paul Borrmann Mojo Akitas
Performance Trophy Sponsors
Beginner Novice B 1st-4th Place Kathy Webster Kokana Akitas
Novice A 1st-4th Place Rodney & Anita Palmer & Butter Boy
Beginner Novice B 1st-4th Place Rhonda White In Memory of Keje's Worth the Wait
Versatility 1st-4th Place Kathy DeWees Congrats from Akita Rescue WNY/SOS
Rally Trophy Sponsors
Rally Excellent B 1st-4th Place Monica Colvin Gekko Akitas
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
Sweepstakes Trophy Sponsors
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 10-12 Years 1-4 Place Marc Cohen
Nutmeg Akitas
In Memory of Ch Nutmeg's Tropicana Twister
Best Veteran in Sweeps Liz Patterson In Memory of Reid Patterson
Sweepstakes BOS Puppy Rick & Teresa Witte Stardust Akitas
Sweeps Veteran Dogs 7-8 Years 1st-4th Place Elea Warf
Sweeps Veteran Bitches 7-8 Years 1st-4th Place Elea Warf
Sweeps Bitches 12-18 Mos 1st-4th Place Casey Leigh Beauvais (Meraki)
Top 20 Trophy Sponsors
Top 20 James Berg