Breeders’ Education Seminar


Thursday Afternoon:
The BEC is proud to present a very special handling seminar at the 2017 ACA Nationals in Wilmington OH. This information packed seminar will be presented by two world class handlers, Mr. Richard Hellman and Mr. Paul Levesque. Mr. Hellman has been a legendary handler in Europe for several decades and Mr. Levesque has been a premier handler of many breeds and has taken two different Akitas to top honors, including Nationals wins. Even if you never aspire to handle your own dogs, the art of handling is enormously multi-faceted, requiring a complete understanding of structure and movement and the correct way to present both, training methods that start very early and encompass understanding behavior and specific temperaments and how those apply to the show ring, plus a total working knowledge of the standard and how to show a dog’s strengths. These are just a few of the skills that both presenters will be bringing to both ACA members and non-members alike. An initial session with Mr. Hellman will show some of the very basics of training a puppy to end up being that perfect show star who delights in the process. The second session presented by Mr. Levesque and Mr. Hellman will include how to’s on presenting an adult and how to use all those skills equally useful to breeding as to exhibiting. You are invited to observe or come with a dog but either way come with an open mind.

Walk-ins welcome! Reservations in advance: $15 for ACA Members, $20 for non-Members. $20 at the door for ACA Members, $25 for non-Members.

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Member $15, non-Member $20

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.