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Mar 9, 2010 Operalovr18
Aww, what a sweet baby. He looks like a snuggly teddy bear! Lots of hugs and biscuits for you!
Mar 9, 2010 sandee
Awwwwwww, how beautiful !!!! tons of cookies/ love/ belly rubs to you little bear!!! :) xoxo from Australia
Mar 9, 2010 elliekawaii
He looks so confused, what a cute fluppy xx
Mar 9, 2010 henri23jessalee
Awww luv ur name :) and ur ears are soo cute!!! xxoo
Mar 9, 2010 Makarina
so cute!
Mar 9, 2010 goldenlover
"Hi, I'm here to promote a movie." Beautiful pup.
Mar 9, 2010 KUI'S MOM
Mar 9, 2010 princelover
Hachi, You are beautiful. You look like a soft, furry teddy bear and I love the the significance of your breed.
Mar 9, 2010 inmemoryofnijah
cute! xx
Mar 9, 2010 guerrero's grandma
just look at that teddy bear face! You must be such a cuddle bug... You look like a very sweet boy
Mar 9, 2010 HillCountryGal
hummmm ... Movie promotions?!
Mar 9, 2010 w102663
Beautiful puppy girl with amazing qualities! I enjoyed reading about the history and characteristics of this breed. I am looking forward to the movie. Thanks...
Mar 9, 2010 kerryllr
What a beautiful little lady - she is lovely.
Mar 9, 2010 kerryllr
What a beautiful little lady - she is lovely.
Mar 9, 2010 ckendall
Looking forward to seeing the movie but it is gonna be a tear jerker!
Mar 9, 2010 sammynyc
I saw the trailer last night. I cried my eyes out. i cant wait to see the movie. the trailer alone had me sobbing
Mar 9, 2010 my_dog_shadow
Hachiko was such a heart warming story!! I have read most of the books and i cannot wait to see the movie!! Akita's are just wonderful breeds of dogs! I am not at all surprised they picked you for the puppy of the day today!!!!! Send truck loads of hugs and kisses from Shadow and me!!! (oh and by the way Hachi is going straight on my favorites list!!!)
Mar 9, 2010 amyliz
Such a pretty, sweet-looking pup!
Mar 9, 2010 BuddyOscarKusawaRoxie
cute, he looks like a shiba inu
Mar 9, 2010 meganbooth
How ADORABLE is this baby!!!!
Mar 9, 2010 shibaslave
This looks like a shiba puppy. Is it?
Mar 9, 2010 molly's mom
Oh my! What a nice looking dog.........
Mar 9, 2010 BeautyLover
He looks like a stuffed animal - so beautiful!
Mar 9, 2010 caraschotch
Mar 9, 2010 kel7
Soo cute and sweet! I want to hug you!
Mar 9, 2010 KFontaine04
Im sad that this site is promoting this movie. What we DON"T need is more puppy millers pumping out Akita and Shiba puppies so people can run to their local pet store for them and then they will end up in Rescue and animal shelters. We see it all too often with the Shiba Inu and now they are going to drag the Japanese Akita Inu into that horrifying sad.
Mar 9, 2010 allierho
Shibas and Akitas can look a lot alike, but Shibas are smaller. If you think this Hachi has to be a Shiba -- go look at some Akitas!
Mar 9, 2010
When people adopt a puppy, they need to know they are giving 10 to 16 years of their lives to the little animal. They, like humans, need training, care and lots of love in order to live peacefully in the human world. I hope this little guy finds someone who understands the role of an Akita, and it's personality.
Mar 9, 2010 heather
I am really not comfortable with the main content space on this site being used essentially for one long ad made to look like regular content. Please keep the advertising to the banners, guys.
Mar 9, 2010 cfraire
Hachi is a absolutely wonderful looking puppy. Enjoy every minute of Hachi as he brings you so much love and joy. He is a beautiful dog!
Mar 9, 2010 sarl6618
Lovely pup ! I love Akita. Saw the trailer and still not sure whether I can stand the sad ending.
Mar 9, 2010 Scamp's Grammy
Hachi, you are adorable. Your coat is so lush and I bet it keeps you warm. Cuddles and bikkies from Scamp's Grammy.
Mar 9, 2010 tkat
Why is the DP running promo's for movies? They did this when Marley and Me came out too! Great! Another breed people are gonna run out and get with no knowledge. Going back to dogster now...
Mar 9, 2010 kian
This is for one day. The movie is heartwarming to any dog lover, one I am excited to see. Shibas and Akita look quite similar as puppies.
Mar 9, 2010 puppyss
OMG you are cute... i saw you on the movie hachi a dogs tale!!!!!It made me cried win i watch the movie!!!
Mar 9, 2010 tauceti
Mar 9, 2010 ssmmtm
I'm in love. What a sweetheart. Easy to see his intelligence from the photos.
Mar 9, 2010 vorner
What a magnificent puppy! He looks like a little bear cub and you can see the intelligence in that little face. God bless you sweet boy, with a long, happy, healthy life filled with love and fun. A truckload of biscuits for this angel! XOXOXO
Mar 9, 2010 curly#1
Aww, you are sooo beautiful Hachi. I will have to rent the movie about you!
Mar 9, 2010 curly#1
Aww, you are sooo beautiful Hachi. I will have to rent the movie about you!
Mar 9, 2010 Hisa Hidalgo
Mar 9, 2010 lucyny2000
I already left my comment this morning expressing my deep disappointment about DP using this site for commercial purpouses. Ofcourse my comment was deleted! So much for free speach, ah?
Mar 9, 2010 3saavik
I read somewhere than an Akita will not get between a alpha male and an alpha female if they're in a fight.I never hear about kids getting mauled by an Akita.
Mar 9, 2010 Galorette
Of course it's an Akita, not a Shiba! The Japanese and American Akitas are of relatively distinct types - you see black masks, larger size, and more colors in the American ones and this sunset color in the Japanese ones (though of course some American breeders now breed for this type). I also hope the movie does not start an Akita craze. I love my Akita more than anything, but they are not easy dogs, particularly if they have a history of abuse or un-knowledgable handling. If this story inspires a few experienced dog-lovers to adopt a best friend from ARWNY or another great Akita rescue, though, that won't be a bad thing...
Mar 9, 2010 ruthie
Hachi is beautiful!! Not sure if this is a He or a She, but that face, with its wonderful expressions, is priceless.A very loveable, huggable breed. Wishing Hatchi many, many happy, fun-filled years ahead.
Mar 9, 2010 ruthie
Hachi is beautiful!! Not sure if this is a He or a She, but that face, with its wonderful expressions, is priceless.A very loveable, huggable breed. Wishing Hatchi many, many happy, fun-filled years ahead.
Mar 9, 2010 iluvk9s
What a beautiful sweet face!!! I would love to snuggle with this precious baby. Endless biscuits, kisses and hugs for Hachi!!
Mar 9, 2010 gryt
The banner at the top is OK, but the Daily Puppy should not be a movie promotion... Come on! I feel tricked into reading that.
Mar 9, 2010 sac4563
Mar 9, 2010 Beachdog
Hachi is cute. But I agree that the puppy of the day should not be used to promote movies. In fact, the site should be working to encourage movie makers to post a prominent comment at the beginning or end of dog-centered movies. The comment should alert viewers NOT to run out and get that type of dog unless they thoroughly check out its traits and needs to make sure those traits and needs will blend well with their family. It should further remind people that a puppy or dog is a forever companion and responsibility. Viewers should be told that getting a dog/puppy should be treated like bringing a baby into your home. You don't do it unless you plan to keep that family member forever and can afford to do so. Akitas are wonderful dogs. My two American Akitas have been like children to me. But they are stubborn, powerful, special animals that do not belong in just any home. If the makers of "Hachi" actually care about dogs, they should make that clear to the viewers of their movie. If they don't care, they don't deserve space on this website. Bless ALL dogs! Our world is SO much better because of them!
Mar 9, 2010 puppydreamer
Mar 9, 2010 HuskyLover675
What a sweetie, just wanna smoother him with kisses...
Mar 9, 2010 bearhug73
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! so cute
Mar 9, 2010 bearhug73
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! so cute
Mar 9, 2010 Brenda in Idaho
I've had the joy and privilege of owning three Akitas in my lifetime, all of whom were unique and irreplaceable. Hachi looks more like a Shiba Inu to me (considerably smaller in stature) tho' he's absolutely adorable and lovable. Akitas are my favorite breed, bar none. Bear hugs & lovies to you, Hachi - wish I could deliver them in person! :)
Mar 9, 2010 milton's mom
Hachi...a real hootchie-kootchie girl/guy? (Only those of you over the age of 55 will get that). I agree with Beachdog...too many Hachi's will spoil the hibachi. Disclaimers should be displayed over the opening credits of any animal movie.
Mar 9, 2010 tuxmypuppy
This dog is beautiful; the whole breed is! I love the story too, very touching.
Mar 9, 2010 fluffy ears
He is just so beautiful! He said "I am king of the world!" He almost looks like a stuffed animal.
Mar 9, 2010 stillwater20
such a cutie pie! hugs from Memphis....
Mar 9, 2010 Snowdoggies
Soo cute! What a beautiful breed! Love the story too!
Mar 9, 2010 terrierdog
What a cutie pye! I love that little fluff around Hachi's head!!! Hachi is adorable... HAVE AN AWESOME DAY! :D
Mar 9, 2010 lizanne
Hello Hachi. You are a truly beautiful boy. I wish you a long and happy life. hugs from Dane Miss Katie, Pug Master Cooper and their Mom Elizabeth in NY~
Mar 9, 2010 beaglebaby21
one word is needed to describe this pup's picture. Lovely. Just absolutely and completely lovely.
Mar 9, 2010 MAOAC12
What a cutie!
Mar 9, 2010 pupsrcute
he looks so fun and cuddly
Mar 9, 2010 lindseyfamilyof4
Love the name it is like the movie!! I wish a long life Hachi!! Congrats on gettin Puppy of the Day!! I would type more but I have to go to bed sorry. I wish many hugs,kisses,treats,belly rubs,more love,and many more GREAT things!! Please chek out my dogs. Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!
Mar 9, 2010 maizie's mama
Oh, I really want to hug you! Your people are lucky to have you!
Mar 9, 2010 crwaz
we have 2!!!! they think they are lap dogs!! at 110 lbs it's funny!would have 10 if i could! can't wait to see the movie!!
Mar 9, 2010 maizie's mama
Boy, am I a sucker! When I want movie reviews, I'll go to a different site. Very disappointing...
Mar 9, 2010 khgottesman
I was lucky enough to be the owner of an amazing Akita named Thor. Thor past away suddenly 8yrs ago at the age of 11 due to bloat. Akita's are incredibly strong and loyal. They are, in my opinion, not the breed for a begginer dog owner. They need a great deal of training and socialization to ensure that there power is directed in the right way. Akita puppies are of course beautiful, fluffy and cuddly. They do however grow quickly and before you know it, they can be pushing 90lbs, our was 115lbs and NOT over wieght. They are loyal, powerfull, and protective. In the right home, they are also, sweet, loving , kind and socialable. Our Thor was one of the most gentle and loving dogs I have every had the privledge to owm (or meet). When researching the breed almost 20yrs ago, I remember reading the story about this Akita. It is no doubt inspiring and shows what an Akita can be, with the right owners. Hopefully, people will fully investigate the breed before jumping into getting one after watching the movie. A reputable Akita breeder knows what type of individual can properly raise an Akita and will hopefully take that into consideration over dollar signs. They are a wonderful breed that I am thankful to have had the privledge of having, because it truely was a privledge. I can't wait to see the movie too.
Mar 9, 2010 dianel99
I wish I had a dog like you!
Mar 9, 2010 boydkal96
I ABOSLUTLY LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I give you millions of biscuits!!!! :)
Mar 9, 2010 dog lover 100
I too, have been lucky enough to have an Akita whom I love with all my heart. As described above they are not a dog for the faint of heart, they are loveable and have personality abound however they require alot of socializing and they are very stubborn, so you need to spend the time to make them and keep them the great dog they can be. They would not be a great choice for someone who has never owned a dog before.
Mar 9, 2010 swarna
you have a teddy bear face, very beautiful,lot of people like you,i also like and love you long life to you.....
Mar 9, 2010 Jose
Your sooooooo cute i just want to give you hugs and kisses!
This dog is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for making him today's daily puppy. The movie is touching and made me cry but I am so glad I watched it. Dogs enrich our lives and are a gift from above and it is refreshing to be reminded of what unconditional love is all about.
Mar 9, 2010 lynetz2
hachi: just look at this wonderful face with love and concern for those around him - how can you not love this precious puppy???? hugs and kisses to hachi!!
Mar 10, 2010 DogloverJohn
Hachi- you are a loyal companion, and a true joy to look at. I have always liked Akiata's, and Hachi you are golden!!
Mar 10, 2010 shortyww22
Hes sooo cute and I can't wait to see the movie....just hope I don't cry like I did when I watched marley and me.
Mar 10, 2010 Softpaws
This is one cuddly baby! Look at that spot of white on the chin!! He's adorable! Many kisses and walks and treats for Hachi. May you have many many yrs of love and life together! Cuddle to Hachi!
Mar 10, 2010 babygirl808
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I wish I could just kiss you and huge you so much!!!!!!
Mar 10, 2010 Saptember
what amazing pictures :) Love them all
Mar 10, 2010 drakes' granny
So cute. Like a little teddy bear. Adorable little face with loving eyes!
Mar 11, 2010 wolfgirl66
1000000000000000% cuite!
Mar 12, 2010 asiasmum
I must agree with the people who have expressed their concern about promoting a film that will undoubtably encourage people to go out and get akita pups, the film is being released in many cinimas around England this week and people from Akita Rescue and Welfare U.K. are out in the cinima foyers trying to "educate" people about owning an akita, the film shows things like Hachiko walking off lead alongside his owner in busy streets, this gives the impression that all akitas are like that, when one of the common negatives about akitas is that have to be kept on leads as they "don`t do" recall:)My girl is a rescue, first owner "she grew out of being a puppy and wasn`t aggressive enough" second owner, kept in a kitchen all day and niether owner wanted her when the divorce came through, I am her third owner, she came to me at the age of two. At AR&W U.K. we don`t want to see more girls like mine in rescue due to this film, there are already too many waiting for forever homes:( sorry to preach but sweet that the film is I`m very much against it.
Mar 12, 2010 krazya
its so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 12, 2010 Etelvina
OMG! Saw the movie, couldn't stop crying!
Mar 13, 2010 janaS
Nice dog. What a presentation. Bravo.
Mar 13, 2010 puppy world#1
Cute hacki does look like Hachiko
Mar 14, 2010 Limmyluver
I have not seen the movie but all i need to know is that Hachi is 100% adorable! So so soooooo cute. Have a great life little one and luvs 4 U! i wish you many treats, hugs, kisses, and loves.
Mar 16, 2010 doggielover80
it's in my rental que! what a cute baby.
Mar 17, 2010 petz1207
super cute
Mar 23, 2010 maria05
Love the eyes and he is such a camera hog! Posing and everything. So adorable! Going to be a handsome man.
Mar 27, 2010 Lozza1254
hes CUTE
Jun 18, 2010 rockford
He is so cute! I hope he as good as a dog as he is a poser. Plz comment on my pups. :)
Oct 13, 2010 jasper1
You are a spectacular Akita puppy! Whoever owns him is lucky to have him. I lost my Akita Jack 2 years ago and I have not been able to fill the void. He was the smartest, loyalest dog imaginable. I loved him more than anything. Fabulous breed!
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