Saturday, August 21, 2010
After watching Hachi, a dog's tale, we looked into the Akita dog who was the star of the movie. Brendan thought the puppy was absolutely gorgeous, and we found that the dog playing the puppy was actually a Shiba Inu, a smaller breed of Japanese dogs. Both dogs seemed very loyal and intelligent. What the movie didn't show is that the Shiba can be a handful in terms of obedience training, and that the Akita gets bored easily and can become destructive. Both breeds are very intelligent and loyal, but I think better left in the hands of an experienced dog owner. Anyways, the day we get a dog (not for a very long time, as we hope Willow has another 8-10 years to live), it will be from the cats and dogs home.