ACA National Show Committee
President Keith Venezia [email protected]
Show Chair
Assistant Show Chair  
Treasurer Patti Dolezal [email protected]
Obedience Chair Anita Palmer  [email protected]
Obedience/Rally/Performance Events Performance Committee [email protected]
AKC Interface/Corresponding Secretary
Website Liaison Elizabeth Fulghum [email protected]
Regional Specialty
Akita Review Kathy Amrine [email protected]
Auction Sherry Lockrem [email protected]
Breeders Education Francee Hamblet [email protected]
Catalogs and Advertising Kathy Amrine [email protected]
CGC/Trick Dog Barbara Sikkink [email protected]
Challenge Trophies TBA
Chief Ring Steward Kathy Webster [email protected]
Crufts Certificates Sherry Wallis [email protected]
Emergency Coordinator
Flyer Elizabeth Fulghum [email protected]
Futurity / Maturity Diane Merits [email protected]
International Extravaganza Kim Holmes  [email protected]
Judges Education Sylvia Thomas [email protected]
Judges Hospitality
Judges' Welcome Bags
Parade of Rescues & Titleholders Elizabeth Fulghum [email protected]
Rally Run Through Linda Wolf [email protected]
Reserved Grooming Mary Mignogna [email protected]
Reserved Seating Barbara Sikkink  [email protected]
ROM Chair Louise Davie [email protected]
RV Parking Francee Hamblet [email protected]
Site Coordinator Terri Breen [email protected]
Site Coordinator-Assistant
Top 20 Kim Holmes [email protected]
Trophies Linda Ingemi [email protected]
Trophy Sponsorships Linda Ingemi [email protected]
Vendors Terrie Breen [email protected]
Ways & Means Teresa Brown [email protected]
Welcome Party
Table/Dryer Rental

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.