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.
We ate! We talked! We ate more! We laughed! We had a great time!
Just hanging out with old friends and new friends who happen to really like Japanese Akitas.
If you missed it, it’s okay… we’ll do this all over again in October. (Date to be announced later)
Here are some pictures of what you missed out.
Lots of huggings and smiley Japanese Akitas!!
Thank you for coming and enjoying the day with us.
Oh my, my… so many people at the Pet Expo. So many people just wanting to pet and cuddle with our akitas. It was so much fun!
Here are some pictures to let you know how busy we were.
Akiko loved the attention!
Akiko saying hello to Kaya.
Sean can’t get enough of Kaya.
4.5 months old Kaya
Here is Kaya’s mom, Kaeda
Miyuki kissing a little girl.
Jiro just hanging out…
Kita loved getting petted.
Steven and Kita on the stage for the breed parade.
Roki got to see his friend from his vet office!
I think the man found Roki’s sweet spot!
Mosura being so sweet.
Mosura enjoying the cool weather.
Karin is thinking… I want your drink…
Karin posing for a picture!
Yamato was not happy to be called “hachi”… serious look…
A visit from American Akita!
What a weekend!!