Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (MOVIE)

Release date: 13 June 2009 (USA)
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (screenplay for the original Japanese movie “Hachikō Monogatari“)
Stars: Richard Gere, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joan Allen, and others.
Runtime: 93 min

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” is a heartbreaking movie of the great loyalty between the dog and its owner. It is based on a true story, which originally took place in Japan, in Shibuya, Tokyo. The story’s main protagonist was a dog Hachikō, which is in this American movie adaptation of the incredible story called Hachi. In the main role is the famous Hollywood star Richard Gere, who plays a professor Parker Wilson, an American counterpart of the actual professor Hidesaburō Ueno, Hachikō’s owner. Peter’s wife Cate Wilson is nicely played by Joan Allen, while Hachi is portrayed by three Akita Inu dogs, Layla, Chico, and Forrest. Strangely, for the role of a small Hachi they used a Shiba Inu puppy. I’m still trying to figure out why. Maybe because a small Shiba Inu is prettier, or maybe because it resembles the grown-up Akita Inu look more closely. Not sure. Continue Reading →

My Husky Leah And Her Pups (GALLERY)

The main reason I started the Primitive Dogs website, together with a few of my friends, was my Siberian Husky called Leah. She is now 6 years old, and in that time frame we’ve been through a lot. You cannot fathom how much love and respect I have for this dog. I will be honest with you, when I brought her home for the first time, I didn’t have a single clue what kind of dogs are Huskies. Since I already had a few dogs before, I thought they are more or less the same. How naive :) Continue Reading →

Race Across Alaska: First Woman To Win The Iditarod Tells Her Story (BOOK)

Authors: Libby Riddles and Tim Jones
Published: January 1, 1988
Copyright: Reed Business Information, Inc. 1988


Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story,” as the title suggests, tells us a brave and touching story of the first ever Woman to win a grueling Iditarod, the “Last Great Race On Earth,” from her own perspective. For those of you who are not familiar with Iditarod Trail, it is an long-distance sled dog marathon taking place every year (since 1973) in Alaska, from Anchorage to Nome – more than 1100 miles (1770 km). In the early March, mushers from all around the world are coming here to test the limits of their skills and their dogs in the harsh and merciless winter landscapes, where temperatures sometimes fall bellow −94°F (−70°C). Can you imagine that cold? I just can’t. During the last winter, temperatures in my town were around -13°F (−25°C) and it was freaking cold, but this is just too much if you ask me. Continue Reading →

Love Between Siberian Huskies And Children (VIDEO)

We already explained here that Siberian Husky belongs to a group of Primitive Dogs that are good with small children, and in the video below you’ll see why is that so. This is a nice example of this dog’s love and care for the babies and children. It is not a secret that Huskies and children go along nicely, because this breed was developed to take care of small children especially. Remember, Husky is a pack oriented dog, and your children are a part of his pack – your family. That’s why he will always care for them, as if they’re his own pups :) So, if you have children and want to buy a dog, look no further – Sibe is certainly your perfect choice! Continue Reading →