Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fact of the Day: Akita America

After hearing about Hachiko, the Akita dog that waited nearly ten years every day for his master (who had died at work) to return, Helen Keller was interested in getting a dog from the same breed. She had gotten two Akita dogs from Japan and she was the first person in America to do so.    

11 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cool! I didn't know she introduced them to America. A friend of mine had an Akita once. They are BIG dogs!

Pat Hatt said...

They are huge dogs indeed but are loyal as can be

Breathtaking said...

I saw the film with Richard Gere, and cried my eyes out. They are wonderful loyal dogs. I didn't know Helen Keller introduced them into America.
Have a great weekend!

Martha said...

I never knew that! Very interesting.

The Happy Whisk said...

We had one in our family awhile back. Great dogs.

Bethany Carson said...

That is an interesting face. Looks like a very handsome dog. I admire the loyalty displayed by dogs. They are wonderful, loving creatures, and my favorite animals.

Bethany Carson said...

*an interesting fact

LV said...

A great and interesting story.

DEZMOND said...

they're cute dogs

Valentina Chirico said...

Oh, Hachiko's story is the best ever as it shows how animals aren't "animals"... humans aren't that trustworthy and lovely :)
Akitas are so cute and fluffy, I'd love one!
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Valentina

bj said...

Interesting story. I've spent my entire loooong life being deathly afraid of large dogs due to a childhood incident...then, when we moved by our son, their dogs are both large..one a Lab and the other, a Great Dane and both are so sweet, I am totally attached to them...especially Athenia The Great. :)