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President's Message
November,  2018:

I want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!
I know there has been a lot of dialogue on the members list recently regarding a breed split. We don’t have 100 percent of our membership on the members list, so I thought I would explain the process which the Board has agreed to take. First, we will survey the membership to see if there is enough interest in splitting the breed. It makes no sense to continue down a path if it doesn’t have enough member support. Secondly, if there is enough support, we will post the rationale raised by both sides in the ACA Update, so all have access to the information and can come to their own decision. Once both sides have an opportunity to plead their case, we will send out a second survey to see where the membership stands after reading both points of view. This also allows us to gather all the information necessary to determine the steps required by AKC. Read More

ACA Rescue - We Have The Best Support Around

Akita Club of America Rescue (ACAR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. ACAR existed as a fund-raising committee of the Akita Club of America for many years. In 2017, it reorganized and became a separate not-for-profit organization. The IRS approved and designated ACAR as a 501(c)3 in September and the organization began operations.

Mission Statement

The Akita Club of America Rescue mission is to generate and distribute financial and education assistance to hands-on ACA approved rescues.

  • 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.

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.