Breeders’ Education Seminar

$30.00$35.00

Thursday Afternoon:
This year’s Breeders’ Education Seminar topic is presented by Dr. Jerold Bell.

The seminar will be in two parts: The first part will be based on an analysis of a computerized Akita pedigree database, registration statistics, and pedigree analysis of influential Akita dogs and bitches. It will discuss genetic diversity in the breed, genetic depletion, how the selection of mates and types of matings manipulates the genes of the ancestors in the pedigree, and popular sire syndrome. A question and answer period will close this part, followed by a 10-15 minute break. The second part will discuss the genetic disorders affecting the Akita with updates from conversations with any pertinent researchers. If the club has conducted a breed health survey, it will be analyzed in relation to what is seen in the field. The talk will cover the different types of genetic tests, their availability, and their proper use. It will include breeding recommendations to manage different types of genetic disorders. A second question and answer period will follow.

Walk-ins welcome! Reservations in advance: $30 for ACA members and $35 for non-members. Walk-ins pay at the door $35 for ACA members and $40 for non-members.

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This year's Breeders' Education Seminar topic is presented by Dr. Jerold Bell.

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.