Rescue/Titleholders’ Parade2018-09-06T14:04:44+00:00

Wednesday, After Futurity/Maturity

We are pleased to feature the Rescue and Titleholder's Parade at our Nationals!

The rescue who melted a heart; the therapy dog who healed a soul; the agility crack-shot who flew, zipped and dashed; the precision canine who heeled, sat and returned; the stunning grand champion who still takes a breath away… all of them deserve their moment in the Parade spotlight.

Entrants will receive a rosette. After entering, send a 100-word or less paragraph detailing your Akita’s story, talents and accomplishments to [email protected]

Give your Akita some time in the spotlight and show off some skills! Whether your dog does tricks or the best licks in town, we will enjoy sharing time and recognition of our companions, their accomplishments and their owners!

Reservations have closed for the Parade.

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.