|Barked: Thu Nov 1, '12 10:46pm PST |
|A&N, I know what you mean. Akitas are gorgeous, so obviously that was initially what made me look more into them.
Niki, I grew up with an assortment of different dogs, so I kind of had a taste for a variety of different breeds. From a little Chihuahua to a beautiful Shar-pei. (How the heck my backwoods, redneck, trailer-living with no backyard family came across a purebred Shar-pei, I will never know.)
I watched Hachi last night (and earlier today...) and it reminded me of the actual book that was written. And I remembered that I forgot to add that Hachiko's story was another thing that really attracted me to the breed. I'm just really upset that so many newbie owners are looking for Akitas now. I just hope that people are responsible and aren't stupid. Haven't seen Akitas in pet stores yet(I have seen one or two Shibas, though) so I'm hoping that people *are* being smart. At least, smart enough to realize that not all Akitas are Hachis, and that they aren't very easy to train.
BUT, whatever the case, at least the breed is getting the recognition it deserves. Now, if we could just get them off the Top Ten Dangerous Dogs list...
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