Matagi's Just Musing Around, CA, PD, PDX, UP, UP500, TD, TDX, UT, UT500, UT750, UT1000, BVA
Breeder: Breeder: Lynn Arnold and Dianne Franck
Owners: Kimberly and Charles Appel

A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP. Kitara is 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. While on the endeavor she has logged over 1500 miles in less than 1 year! Kitara has accumulated multiple Dog Scout of America Trail Dog and Pack Dog titles and Novice Backpacking from the Appenzeller Mountain Dog Club. She has earned her Coursing Ability Test (CA). Kitara has passed all three odor recognition tests from the National Canine Scent Work Association (NACSW). Kitara is working on a Geocache Certificate, finding these "Hidden Treasures" have shown her new terrain to traverse and enjoy. While doing all of this she is pursuing FAST CAT, CAA and training towards Nose work titles. We are both very busy and as we say…"It is not the destination but the journey we look forward to as a TEAM."


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.