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History of AKKAOA   The Original AKK Breed Club


January, 2010:

  • AKKAOA Facebook page was created

  • AKK Pedigree Database has 1590 unique dogs & 342 registered users as reported in the AKK News


February 6-7, 2010:

  • AKKAOA Multi-breed shows in Claremont, CA, hosted by the GWG


February 14, 2010:

  • General meeting, topic was Altered classes at UKC shows are now licensed, and what this may mean for AKKAOA.  Currently we have 200 members.


March, 2010:

  • AKK Pedigree Database reports 1617 dog in database


April 16-18, 2010:

  • GWG for the 7th year was at Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, CA


May, 2010:

  • AKK Pedigree Database has 1733 dogs listed in the database and well over 300 users from the U.S. and many other countries

  • Started having Advertisements/ Brags/ Promotions by members in the newsletter


July 23-25, 2010:

  • AKKAOA Specialty, Reunion picnic and Multi-Breed show in Claremont, CA

  • Mary Jones awarded first Pet Award Winner (PAW) award. The PAW award is intended to be given to the member who best fits the profile of AKKAOA members who have shown a capacity for understanding the meaning and ideal of the workings of the AKKAOA, along with a spirit of fun and camaraderie.

  • Installed Bonnie Gabriel as Membership Secretary and Sharon Hari as a Director


September, 2010:

  • AKK Pedigree Database currently has 1781 unique AKK listed in the database and well over 455 users from all over the world


September 15th, 2010:

  • Approved new regional group – Southern Steel Magnolias AKK (SSMAKK) in the southern region


September 25-26, 2010:

  • Multi-breed show in Carlisle PA, hosted by the PEG


November 29 – December 6, 2010:

  • eBay auction fundraiser with donated baskets


December, 2010:

  • General meeting, topic on "what is that you want or would like to get from AKKAOA and the Board of Directors that you are not getting?"



February 5 - 6, 2011:

  • Multi-breed shows in Claremont, CA


March 13, 2011:

  • Online meeting, Terry Wright discussing Nose Work


April 22, 2011:

  • SSMAKK along with AKKAOA hosted the 2011 annual 11th AKK Specialty,  Picnic, and quarterly in-person meeting in Athens, TN.  The Great Smoky Mountain Dog Club graciously invited AKKAOA to hold this at their show site where they also held 2 MB shows. It was Lo’s last in person meeting as President and she opted to talk to the group a bit.


July 10, 2011:

  • Online meeting and introduction of new BoD members, Sherry Blose (President) and Robin Carlstrom (Treasurer)


July 23-24, 2011:

  • Multi-breed shows in Claremont, CA


September 17-18, 2011:

  • Multi-breed shows in Carlisle, PA hosted by PEG


October, 2011:

  • Website revamp is complete, with the new version up and running


October 28-30, 2011:

  • Joint AKKAOA Specialty with UAKKA at the UKC Gateway Nationals in Gray Summit, MO


November 13, 2011:

  • Online General Membership Meeting, topic by Patricia Zengel to talk about Health concerns as chair of Health committee


November 28 – December 5, 2011:

  • Annual Ebay auction fundraiser



January, 2012:

  • AKKAOA and UAKKA are in the process of making a joint Health Committee for more and better information in one place about our beautiful breed


February 4-5, 2012:

  • Multi-breed shows in Claremont, CA


April 20-22, 2012:

  • AKK represented in the America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, CA


June 14-17, 2012:

  • AKK Specialty, hosted by UAKKA and supported by AKKAOA on June 14 , 2012 during UKC Premier in Kalamazoo, MI


July 21-22, 2012:

  • Mulit-breeds shows in Claremont, CA


September 21-23, 2012:

  • Annual Picnic, meeting, AKK Specialty, and Multi Breed show in Carlisle, PA.


October 25-28, 2012:

  • Joint AKK Specialty in Gray Summit, MO, hosted by AKKAOA supported by UAKKA, on October 25, at Gateway Nationals



February 2-3, 2013:

  • Multi breed show in Claremont, CA, hosted by GWG


June 12-16, 2013:

  • Joint AKK Specialty in Kalamazoo, MI, hosted by AKKAOA supported by UAKKA, at UKC Premier


July 19-21, 2013:

  • Annual Picnic, meeting, AKK Specialty  in Claremont, CA. This is our 25th anniversary!


September 21-22, 2013:

  • Carlisle, PA


October 25-27, 2013:

  • Joint AKK Specialty in Gray Summit, MO, hosted by AKKAOA supported by UAKKA, at Gateway Nationals.


February 1-2, 2014:

  • Multi breed show and AKKAOA’s first Obedience trail in Claremont, CA


June 11, 2014:

  • AKK Specialty in Kalamazoo, MI, at UKC Premier


July 19-20, 2014:

  • Multi breed show in Claremont, CA


October 23, 2014:

  • AKK Specialty in Gray Summit, MO, at Gateway Nationals.



January 12, 2015:

  • Alaskan Klee Kai Genetic Diversity Study - our request to Dr. Pedersen who developed the study for Standard Poodles has just been accepted


March, 2015:

  • AKKAOA Yahoo group was removed


June 10, 2015:

  • AKK Specialty in Kalamazoo, MI, at UKC Premier


July 17-19, 2015:

  •  Annual Picnic, meeting, Specialty, 4 multi breed shows in Claremont, CA


Aug 12, 2015:

  • Health committee updated that 279 AKK have participated in Genetic Diversity Study, with an additional 96 test kits ordered by not yet received for processing


September, 2015:

  • The Newsletter is now published in a new format

  • Pending new health Study Project via UC Davis – Kinked Tails


September 5-6, 2015:

  • AKKAOA multi breed show, in Coolspring, PA


Oct 23-25, 2015:

  • AKKAOA Northern Group Specialty in Gray Summit, MO, at Gateway Nationals on October 22, 2015.


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