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President's Message
June, 2020:

This year has been challenging for all of us. In COVID-19, we are facing an adversary that is new to the world, and it has changed our lives. Many of us have been deeply impacted by the coronavirus through health and livelihood. The literal shutdown of the world has caused many people to not only lose jobs, but potentially their home and property.
As a club, we cannot overlook or downplay the coronavirus’ impact. What affects our members affects the club. Since February, many exhibitors have stopped showing their dogs. Given the contagious nature of the virus, 9,200 AKC shows and events have been canceled throughout the country. We are at a virtual standstill.
A great concern is the unknown. Other than knowing it is extremely contagious and has a high fatality rate, no
one, even among the experts, can make unequivocal statements about COVID-19: its cause, cure, treatment, or immunities. This virus is new to the world and long-term studies do not exist. The bottom line is no one has answers, yet, about what life will be like in the future.
Our members’ health is one of the highest priorities for us. Four months from today, when the ACA National Specialty is slated to be held in Indianapolis, the chances of a vaccine being discovered, studied, approved, manufactured, and widely distributed is highly improbable (if not impossible). There is little argument that the virus will still exist. The best we can hope for is a successful treatment plan and that the fatality rate is reduced. Read More

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.
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