• Akita association of Ireland first championship show 20 June 2015

    A lovely day  was had by all at the  Akita Association Of Ireland’s first championship show. Congratulations  to all the winners.  We are delighted that our first championship show was such a success and thank you to all who supported the show and special thanks to  Dave Killilea of Redwitch Akitas for judging.


  • Akita Association of Ireland Club Show 2014

    The Akita Association of Ireland Breed Club Show was held on Sunday 19 October 2014  Thank you  Mr Ross Delmar our Judge and thanks to our sponsor Petsolutions UK Eire and of course to all the people who help on the day and all that came along to  make the day a great success.   […]


  • 2015 Calendar

    The Akita Association of Ireland  are now taking orders for  adverts for their 2015 calender. Any member wishing to take out an advert can do so by emailing a photograph of their dog or dogs to  bob.modelvill@gmail.com. The cost is €50 per advert and the photograph must be over 1200 pixels.


  • Dog Friendly B&B

    Please take your membership card along with you when staying at any of the following as you may be asked for it. The Akita Association of Ireland have negotiated a 20% discount for all members at the dog friendly Rockville House B&B in Cashell, Co Tipperrary. This applies to all bookings made direct with Rockville House.  Akita Association members […]


  • St Patrick’s Day Pet Expo 2014

    The association were pleased to be at the IKC St Patrick’d Day pet expo 2014 Thanks are due to all who gave up their weekend…human and dogs to promote the breeds and make it another  great success for the Association.  Huge thank you to all the visitors to the stand who came to see and learn a little […]


The Akita Association of Ireland

Code of  Conduct/Ethics


The Akita Association as an affiliated member of the Irish Kennel Club has signed up to and will be subject to the Code of Conduct and Ethics of the Irish Kennel Club in the first instance. 

In addition all members of the Akita Association of Ireland will also be required to comply with the following which are  subject to amendment as and when ordered by the Akita Association of Ireland Committee:

  1. Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
  2. Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon who performs an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, may report such operations to the Irish Kennel Club.
  3. Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
  4. Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act currently in place or subsequently put in place in Ireland. (North and South)
  5. Will not through their actions by word or deed bring the Association or  the IKC into disrepute.
  6. Will agree not to advertise their pups through commercial websites which are not moderated sufficiently to ensure that puppy farmers and commercial breeders are forbidden from advertising.
  7. Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
  8. Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars, are micro-chipped and kept leashed and under effective control when in a public place.
  9. Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
  10. Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
  11. Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
  12. Will ensure that all relevant Irish/UK  Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.
  13. Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind.  Will not sell by sale or auction Irish/UK Kennel Club registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog).
  14. Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.
  15. Will not knowingly mislead the general public with false adverts or claims relating to show wins or the sale of puppies or any other matter that would falsely promote their kennel/breeding.
  16. Will not engage in the defamation or malicious gossip relating to other breeders/members of the club.
  17. Will not breed from a bitch under the age of eighteen months.
  18. Will not breed from a bitch on successive seasons but will allow a suitable time for recovery between matings. In special circumstances representation may be made to the committee for approval where a mating has not produced any pups/only one pup, and the bitch has been certified healthy and fit to be mated by a Veterinary Surgeon.
  19. Complaints regarding breaches of the above by a member should be made in writing to the Secretary for action in the first instance at committee level.
  20. Any  member selling a pup must be prepared to supply advice and assistance on the pup to the new owner from cradle to grave if requested

Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or disciplinary action by the Irish Kennel Club.