Well another MEET THE BREEDS NYC is in the books ! This year it was back at the Javits Center & a two day event again, the last few years it was on the Piers & was one day , The Javits Center is a way better venue for the masses ! This is a huge undertaking by all of us who came to NYC from VA, NJ, PA, MA & CT to represent our wonderful breed & our parent club the ACA at this huge event, MTB NYC is a stand alone event & is not in conjunction with a dog show like the rest of the MTB events – we & the Akita Breed are so blessed to have such a wonderful group of true friends to spend the weekend with.

So as liaison for MTB NYC a bunch of Thank you’s are in order , first & foremost A HUGE & heartfelt Thank You goes out to

Diane Lynch  Jerid Ahrens who are the brains & brawn of what we do , they transform a blank spot into a magical step back into Japan full of Akita history & education, They are always there to talk & educate the people & hold dogs when the owners need a break – The dogs are always the stars & this year again they ROCKED IT ! All but one of our Akitas this year were newbies & we were well represented by the solid temperament of these dogs , so without further wait let me introduce The NYC Akita Crew – representing the ladies we had Pyrrah , who loved everyone & took everything in stride, always alert & attentive on the floor , but in the crate was lights out ! we also had Ch. Jewell , who was the only one who has attended MTB before 5 years ago ,when she was a 5 month old puppy, she was often mistaken for a puppy as she’s on the small side but she certainly makes that up in her huge personality ,her specialty was enchanting the crowd into giving her belly rubs , both of these girls are proudly bred & owned by Myself & Linda Ingemi

Pyrrah is cobred by Angie Miller ,the boys were well represented by Ch. Bic & Ch. Winter , both owned by Nancy Fisk, Winter was bred by Constantino Zaera these big loving boys, wowed the crowds with their size & big personalities, our last boy was Ch. Caliber who can only be described as happy,happy, happy, he was non stop smiles & tail wagging , not only to the crowds but he was Definitely trying to impress Pyrrah & Jewel ,Caliber is bred & owned by Linda Bacco, these dogs are not just pretty faces they are a testament of their breeders years of dedication to breed excellent Akitas ! along side the breeders & owners were B.E.A.R – Big East Akita Rescue gurus Matt & JoAnn Dimon who are always helping to educate the crowds on the positive & negative of our breed – I didn’t get many pictures but Jerid, Diane & JoAnn did so check out their FB timelines !

I’ll say it one more time Thank You to our fantastic Akitas Pyrrah, Jewell, Bic, Winter & Caliber & to the crew Diane, Jerid , Nancy, Joyce, Linda B & Linda I , Matt & JoAnn without you all Meet The Breeds NYC would not be the the fun filled education event that the American Kennel Club wants to promote !

Can’t wait till next year!
Frank Ingemi
Akita Club of America
Meet The Breed Liaison