This loyalty made the Japanese Akita Inu a legend. The dog, about which a film of the same name was made with Richard Gere in 2009, accompanied its owner to Shibuya Station in Tokyo every day in the 1920s and set off at the same time. When his owner died, Hacsi waited almost 10 years - until his own death - for his owner to return. A statue and the name "Hacki-Exit" at the west exit of Shibuya Station commemorate the famous Akita dog.
The large bodied Akita, classified in the Spitz and Old Dog group, is a suitably built breed that commands authority. The Akita Inu is thought to be the original Japanese bloodline, while the version referred to as the American Akita is widespread in the United States. The American-type individuals are slightly larger than the Inu and the black mask is desirable in their case, while the Japanese version is an exclusion factor. White, reddish brown, sesame and striped coats are desirable for Akita inks, for American Akita all color variations are allowed. The Akita Inu's coat is rough to the touch and straight. The undercoat is soft and dense. The head size is proportional to the body, the eyes are relatively small and slightly triangular. Their color is dark brown. Its ears are small, thick and point up. Nose straight, jaw strong. The nose is large and black in color, and white-haired individuals can be flesh-colored. Neck thick, strong, back straight. The chest is deep and the belly bulges upwards. His tail is thick, his back is curled up. It can be right or left, twist or double curl. Paw thick, round, with floating membranes between toes. His movement is confident, dynamic and radiant. Height at the withers 58-70 cm, weight 38-50 kg. Life expectancy is 10-14 years.