Meet The Akita


Click here to Meet the Akita  in PDF Large, powerful and alert, the Akita is a working breed that originated in Japan. Dignified and courageous, the Akita today is [...]

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Breed History


The Akita is one of Seven Breeds designated as a National Monument in his native country of Japan. Bred as a versatile hunting dog in the rugged mountains of [...]

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AKC Akita Standard


The official breed standard was completed and approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC) on April 4, 1973. About the same time, the stud books were closed. When exhibited [...]

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Illustrated Standard Project


The Akita Club of America is taking donations to create an Illustrated Standard of the Akita breed. The ACA Illustrated Standard is the ultimate tool for understanding the breed. Beautiful [...]

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Register of Merit


The Akita Club of America grants the title “ROM” Register Of Merit to current ACA members that are owners/co-owners (and as of 2014 breeders will too) of the dog/bitch [...]

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Masters of the Breed


Interview with Don and Twyla Lusk in May of 1991 by Judy Mears. Learn from the Masters of the Breed! Akita World Talks With Don and Twyla Lusk, ARASHI [...]

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Hachikō (ハチ公, November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935), known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公 "faithful dog Hachikō" ['hachi' meaning 'eight', a number referring to the dog's birth [...]

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