If I Were A Dog, I’d Be A…

I recently took one of those click bait quizzes I found online to see what kind of dog I’d be. As usual, it said I was definitely a Labrador retriever—affable, smart, outdoorsy, a little clumsy, and likes to eat. Yep, that sounds about right. But it isn’t the whole truth. I suspect I have a […]

What Does Your Dog’s Breed Say About You?

Which Harry Potter character are you? If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? What’s your Myers Briggs type? People love quizzes that claim to tell them about themselves. After all, if years of introspection and therapy haven’t helped you understand yourself, a ten question quiz on Buzzfeed asking for your […]

Do Dog Breeds Matter?

In 1945, Japan had only 16 Akitas. Eaten by starving Japanese families, their pelts lining the coats of Japanese military officers, the beloved, ancient breed became more important dead than alive.     Akitas were lucky. Morie Sawataishi, a Mitsubishi engineer from northern Japan, took an interest in the dogs and began breeding, raising, and […]

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