2017 National Merchandise

/2017 National Merchandise
  • Work out any last-minute kinks or just put the sheen on a final polish. This run-through opportunity will run Monday at a time to be determined and posted after entries close. This is a practice run through for people only, no dogs. 

    Submit your entry here, or at the show site up until the event begins. Entry forms will be taken on site. Proceeds benefit ACA Rescue. Spectators welcome!

  • The Canine Good Citizen Program is a program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10–step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Three tests are offered: Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Urban, and Canine Good Citizen Advanced. If desired, dogs may be tested for one, two or all three titles. Dogs must pass the CGC test to be eligible for CGC-A and CGC-U titles.

  • Start training for the newest AKC Performance Title “Trick Dog.” All dogs are eligible to enter and it is FUN!! If your dog has a CGC title, it only takes 5 tricks required for the Novice title . . . don’t have a CGC? Take the test that day and enter the Novice Tricks Class. More information is available from AKC with detailed approved tricks.

  • 2017 Nationals Lapel Pin

    2017 Nationals logo lapel pin Limited quantities. $10 each

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.