Eurasier Dog Breed Information And Characteristics

The Eurasier or Eurasian Dog is a Spitz type dog breed originating from Germany. Now, you probably ask yourself, what is Asian about this dog? Well, this dog is actually a cross between the two Asian breedsthe Chow Chow (male) and Samoyed (blood), and one European breed known as Wolfspitz (female), which is a variant of the German Spitz. The Eurasian originated recently in the 1950s, so it is one of the youngest primitive dog breeds. This dog was developed through the work of Julius Wipfel primarily as an “updated” version of Russian Laika, which is mainly used for sled pulling. That was actually the intended job for this Spitz too, which was developed with the idea of a good working dog. But, he didn’t justify that role, but luckily he proved his worth as an excellent human companion. Eurasier Dog belongs to the Asian Spitz And Related Breeds group in the class of primitive dogs. Continue Reading →

Chow Chow Dog Information And Characteristics

The Chow Chow dog or Tang Quan (Dog of the Tang Empire in Chinese) is a basal breed originating officially from Northern China, although there are some indications that the breed actually originated from the vast grassland regions of Siberia and Mongolia. Anyhow, it is one of the oldest canine breeds in the world. Archaeologists excavated bones similar in structure to this dog, and it was estimated that these fossil remains are several million years old. Also, there are paintings of Tang Quan dog, or at least they very much look alike, on the pottery dating back from the time of Han Dynasty, more than 2.000 years ago. Quite fascinating indeed! When you look at these facts, it’s quite understandable why this breed, which belongs to the Asian Spitz And Related Breeds section in the class of primitive dogs, is so precious and highly prized. Continue Reading →

Information On Japanese Akita Dog Characteristics And Traits

If you didn’t know, Inu is a Japanese word for dog. It is often associated with all breeds originating from Japan. One of the most famous of them all is certainly Akita Inu or Matagi dog, a hunting dog in Japanese. It is the biggest of all Japanese Spitz dogs. There are actually two types of Akita dogs – the original breed also known as Japanese Akita Ken, and American Akita, developed from the original breed after the World War II. In this particular article we will examine the original breed. So, what are the main Japanese Akita dog characteristics? There are many of them, but the most distinguishable are loyalty, intelligence, strength, agility, courage, calmness, stubbornness, and endurance. The single look at these reveals that this breed’s a typical representative of the primitive dogs group. Of course, it has its own traits, which I’ll go through later in the text. Continue Reading →

The Real Story Of The Most Loyal Dog Hachikō

I am sure many of you, dear readers have heard at least something about this incredible story. Well, how couldn’t you, this is probably one of the most famous and touching real dog stories ever. It tells us about the life and loyalty of one special dog, the man’s best friend in any sense. So, who is actually this loyal dog? Hachikō was an Akita Inu, born on November 10, 1923, on a farm near Ōdate, the city in Akita prefecture, Japan. Just a few months later, in the first quarter of 1924 actually, he was brought to Tokyo by Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor of arable land readjustment at the University of Tokyo. This marked the beginning of a true friendship that will later inspire millions of people across the whole world. This touching tale is the best proof that dogs are the only animals who love men more than themselves. Continue Reading →

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 →