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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