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Effective January 1st, 2013, Japanese Akita will be recognized as its own breed at the United Kennel Club.
AKIHO, LA branch has always been supportive of JACA (Japanese Akita Club of America) and we would like to congratulate everyone who has been involved in this effort to get closer to split Japanese Akita from One Akita in US.
To read the official breed standard from UKC website, check it out at http://www.ukcdogs.com/Web.nsf/Breeds/NorthernBreed/JapaneseAkita
As a member of AKIHO, one of the benefits that you receive is a club magazine from Japan. Every 2-3 months, the headquarter in Japan publishes a magazine that covers club meeting agenda, club information, events, etc.
As a non-speaking Japanese member, it will be difficult to find out what it say… but you do get to view great photos of Japanese Akitas.
This current edition, six of our LA branch akitas were featured. This magazine gets distributed to all members around the world.
Cover of the Magazine
Top Left: Kitanoumi Go Shirai, Top Right: Wakakusa Go Shirai, Middle Left: Yuusaku Go Shirai, Middle Right: Shinyu Go Kobun, Bottom Left: Kokoa Go Kamurosansoh
Bottom Right: Ayame
Isn’t this great or what? We are very pleased. Can’t wait til 2013 for another show.