Akita Club of America 2022 National Specialty

September 19-23, 2022

Founder's Inn

Virginia Beach, VA

Norfolk international Airport is 8 miles from the hotel.

Newport News Williamsburg international Airport is 30 minutes, depending on tunnel traffic.

Dulles Airport is three hours from the hotel.


Regionals: Dawn Hitchcock and Steven Lisker
Pre-National: Lonny Cohen
Dogs/Bitches: Karen McFarlane
Best of Breed: Sylvia Thomas
Performance: Betsy Horn Humer
Fast Cat: Ching Yu

Official Show Videographer: ShowDogVideoPros, 2639 Pocolomas Court – Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011 – Telephone: (575) 993-3460 Email: showdogvideopros@gmail.com

  • The professional video services and live streaming at this show are governed by an exclusive video contract with the Club. No other commercial video recording, video recording from a tripod, monopod or other supported camera/device, or any video recording or streaming of large parts or whole classes shall be permitted. The contract terms permit individuals to record small bits of video of their own dogs only, and using handheld devices only (e.g. phone, tablet or small camcorder). Individuals may post recorded videos of their own dogs to social media (Facebook, YouTube, etc). However, during show hours ​LIVE Broadcast Streaming to social media (e.g., Facebook Live) is not permitted. ​Submission of an entry form and/or physical presence on the show grounds shall constitute both implied and real consent for both the handler and the dog to be professionally video recorded and streamed live only by the professional video services as contracted by the Club for this show.

Official Show Photographers Teddy Lei (626) 747-2241 E-mail: teddyspic77@gmail.com

(Only the Official Show Photographer may take win pictures)

Please be advised: when an exhibitor/handler brings a dog to the podium for a win/placement photo they are establishing a de facto contract with the show photographer to purchase that photo.

Official Show Videographer ShowDogVideoPros 2639 Pocolomas Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88011 (575) 993-3460 E-mail: showdogvideopros@gmail.com