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Let us not forget the story of the most famous Japanese dog: Hachiko — “the faithful dog.”

Hachiko: A Dog's Loyalty Knows No Boundaries

Hachiko, the loyal Akita who waited at the train station every day for his owner's return from work, even after the owner died. A statue of Hachiko stands outside the Shibuya train station in Japan. << that movie made me cry

Bred to hunt bear and guard royalty, even the gentlest Akita should be treated as carefully as a 100lb weapon. Keep the safety on! Train her thoroughly and keep her leashed or in your house or fenced yard. If everyone did this, breed restrictions wouldn't be considered.

Bred to hunt bear and guard royalty, even the gentlest Akita should be treated as carefully as a weapon. Keep the safety on! Train her thoroughly and keep her leashed or in your house or fenced yard. If everyone did this, breed restrictions wouldn

Akita... Absolutely stunning! Had one of these when I was a baby, and I still miss them

25 Best Guard Dog Breeds For Your Family

American Akita Inu - The Akita is a large spitz breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan - File:American-akita.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The beautiful Shikoku, looks like a wolf and shiba inu mix *drools* must have!

Shikoku Dog - Kochi-ken - Mikawa Inu ~ Dog Breeds Database The Shikoku (Kochi-ken, Mikawa Inu) is a native, primitive Japanese breed of dog from Shikoku island that is similar to a Shiba Inu.

The Akita today is a unique combination of dignity, courage, alertness, and devotion to its family. It is extraordinarily affectionate and loyal with family and friends, territorial about its property, and can be reserved with strangers. It is feline in its actions; it is not unusual for an Akita to clean its face after eating, to preen its kennel mate, and to be fastidious in the house.[33] They are however known to be intolerant of other dogs of the same gender, as stated in the AKC breed…

Raza de Perro Akita Inu, Akita o Akita Japones (Akita Ken o Japanese Akita)

Japan -- Lived in Japan some time ago, taught English there, challenging and delightful at the same time! Loved the akitas there!

This is not the same Akita as the Japanese Akita. In fact, these two types are nowadays different breeds. The original Akita Inu is now simply called Akita, the American type is called American Akita or Great Japanese Dog

Based on a true story from Japan, Hachiko Monogatari ハチ公物語 (literally “The Tale of Hachiko”) is a moving film about loyalty and the rare, invincible bonds that occasionally form almost instantaneously in the most unlikely places.

"Hachi: A Dog's Tale" > 2009 > Directed by: Lasse Hallström > Drama / Family / Slice of Life / Tear-jerker

Hachiko was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate in 1923, and is honored in Japan for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death.

忠犬ハチ公 Hachiko: Hachiko was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate in and is honored in Japan for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death.

The Last Photo Ever Taken Of Hachiko  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D

The Last Photo Ever Taken Of Hachiko

Amazing Things in the World's Photo: The last photo ever taken of Hachikō, the dog who waited for 9 years after the death of his master outside the train station every morning until he himself passed away in

The Akita is a strong, independent and dominant breed, commonly aloof with strangers but affectionate with family members. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, known as the "Akita Inu" or "Japanese Akita"; and an American strain, known as the "Akita" or "American Akita".

Japanese Akita Inu is originated from northern lands of Japan. There are two different species of the Akita Inu dog one is narrow palette colour whereas another

Hachikō greeted his owner at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. One day his owner died and did not return.For the next nine years the dog waited at the station at precisely the time the train would arrive. This monument of Hachiko remains in Shibuya Station today & continues as a meaningful, agreed upon place for people to wait for one another. Every year April 8th is Hachiko Day, a day of celebration for all of Japan.

What a cute dog, next to my alaina and hubby you always have my heart hachiko