po_HachikoHachikō (November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935) was an Akita dog who is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner’s death.

Hachikō is known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (“faithful dog Hachikō”) —hachi meaning eight, the number referring to the dog’s birth order in the litter, and a suffix meaning affection.