• 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 […]




Big brother bear or the “American Akita is the better known of the two breeds and is therefore more prolific in Ireland. It is however right to reflect on the American over the last decade since the breed split on St Patricks Day 2003. Having been established on the island for a lot longer, there are obviously more breeders, and it is safe to say that if the media hype about bear killing dogs etc is ignored for what it is (unfounded sensationalism) then this breed enjoys a good reputation as a family pet and great companion dog. There are a number of very good knowledgeable breeders on the island and their details can be accessed through the breed club, The Akita Association of Ireland. Anyone new to the breed and seeking to buy or even adopt from Akita Rescue Ireland is well advised to contact the club for good sound advice on “Living with an Akita. Listed below are the Annual Champions for the period 2003 to 2012





2003, 2004

Ch/CIB Redwitch Making A Point For Modelvill   109pts under Old System 4 CACIB



Ch Geilsaven Batchelor Boy  101pts under Old system 4 CACIB


2006, 2007, 2008

Ch/CIB Beaufleet’s Boogie Man  44 Green Stars, 77pts under old system 9 CACIBs


2009, 2010


Ch/CIB Modelvill Celtic By Design   43 Green Stars 5 CACIB


2011, 2012


Ch/CIB Russcurragh’s All Or Nothing   30 Green Stars 4 CACIB

The top winning American Akita in first 10 years since the split 

Ch/CIB Beaufleet’s Boogie Man (An Ch 2006,2007,2008) . He has achieved  44 Green Stars, 77pts under old system 9 CACIBs and 21 group 5 wins.

 All the above information has been supplied by the Irish Kennel Club