Matagi's Just Musing Around CA BCAT CGC CGCA TKN, NW1, VA
Breeder: Breeder: Lynn Arnold and Dianne Franck
Owners: Kimberly and Charles Appel

Kitara is our first performance dog, and what an adventure we are having!  ABC’s Wide World of Sports said it best, “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.  The human drama of athletic competition.” She has taught us so much thus far, between patience, trusting your dog, and letting me know when I am being too serious during a competitive event. Kitara continues to be a conservation volunteer, while hiking she performs cleanup efforts on the southern side of the Pinchot Hiking trail over expansive and impressive 26 miles of trails. There is still so much for us to look forward to accomplishing between the next levels of National Canine Scent Work Association (NACSW) and AKC Scent work with a target goal of finding ginseng in the woods, so she can pay for her own classes.  We are pursuing coursing ability advance, and  all levels of FAST CAT. We will be checking out some of the other activities that AKC has to offer, especially those that  other breed owners do not expect Akitas to show up at.  We are continually amazed and proud of her.



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.