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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 that has achieved ROM status. This means that a bitch which has produced five (5) champion progeny, and a dog who has produced ten (10) champion progeny will receive their ROM. The owners can use the letters ROM after the name, although this is not an official AKC title.

Louise Davie is our current ROM Chairperson.  With the ACA now sponsoring the AkitaHQ.com pedigree database, it made sense to combine the efforts of building out our Akita pedigrees as well as maintain our Akita titles in one database.   Developing the ROM database is part of that effort.
Any questions about ROM status, Titles or Pedigrees in the AkitaHQ.com database can be sent to:
Louise Davie at [email protected]

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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.