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6 Amazing real-life dogs immortalized in film


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Paul Asay - published on 04/21/18

Hachikō (1923-35)

Film: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Wikipedia PD | Hachiko, LLC

If Bobbie the Wonder Dog earned a measure of fame by walking, Hachikō, an Akita Inu, earned his by staying … for nearly 10 years. The dog belonged to Japanese professor Ueno Hidesaburō, and every day Hachikō would meet his master at the train station after Ueno came back from work. But on May 21, 1925, Ueno died of a cerebral hemorrhage while giving a lecture. Hachikō waited for him at the station as always, but Ueno never showed up. No matter: The next day Hachikō returned, looking for his master. And the next day. And the next. More than seven years later, one of Ueno’s old students saw the dog at the train station and followed him to the home of Kuzaboro Kobayashi, Ueno’s former gardener, where the student learned of Hachikō’s long-term loyalty. In the last years of his life, Hachikō became a national celebrity, even getting his own statue in 1934 at the very same train station the dog had so faithfully visited. No word as to what Hachikō thought of the honor: But he was at the same station too, waiting for his owner to come home.

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