2018 ACA National Specialty2018-07-07T13:32:39+00:00

October 8-13, 2018

Judges:

Double Regional Monday sponsored by the Squakheag Akita Club: Ms. Lisa Warren, Ms. Helen Burke

Pre-National: Ms. Nancy Simmons

Sweeps: Ms. Carol Foti

Maturity/Futurity: Ms. Kathy Webster

Obedience/Rally: Ms. Elizabeth Chase

Dogs/Bitches: Dr. Rebecca Kestle

Breed: Ms. Terrie Breen

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
360 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566
www.sturbridgehosthotel.com
508-347-7393

• 1-4 dogs allowed in hotel room for a flat fee of $50.00
• Max two room reservations per person.

Room reservations available beginning October 16, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern ACA Rate $104.00 per night

Use code 1810AKITAC for discount room rate

On-site RV Parking is available but may not be occupied overnight. There are several RV parks within an eight minute drive, and will be listed at a later date.

Overflow Hotels:

Days Inn – 508-347-1978
Super 8 – 774-490-8816
Comfort Inn – 508-347-3306
Econo Lodge – 508-347-7327
La Quinta Inn – 508-347-5141
Hampton Inn – 508-347-6466
Holiday Inn Express – 508-347-8000
Old Sturbridge Village Inn
& Reeder Family Lodges – 508-347-5056

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.