Pet names for dogs from A to Z:
- Huggy Bear
Famous dogs beginning with H
• Hachiko – waited for his master for 10 years
Hachiko was an Akita (a bog breed) that lived with his master, a college professor that lived in Tokyo (Japan). Hachiko picked his master up from the train station after work every evening. But one day, the professor died unexpectedly.
He never got off the train that Hachiko waited for with baited breath every day. Hachiko’s limitless loyalty lasted after his owner died: he spent the next 10 years at the train station and went to the platform each evening, where he hoped he would see his master among the passengers getting off the train. When an article appeared about him in the newspaper, lots of passengers took pity on the dog and gave him treats regularly. Hachiko would have waited longer, but he had many different illnesses and died. The story of this loyal dog was made into a film, “Hachi - A Dog’s Tale”. And it’s a very lovely film! By the way: Hachiko is said like this: “hach ee ko”.
Movie dogs beginning with H
• Harvey – the dog from E.T.
In the cult movie E.T., Elliot had a Golden Retriever called Harvey. When E.T. was ransacking the fridge, he dropped lots of food on the floor that Harvey was more than happy to clean up. Harvey appears again, as he accompanies the children on their hunt for candy on Halloween.
Life savers beginning with H
• Hercules – from pound to hero in six hours
For a dog, its master is like its pack and it will protect its human with all its might. But would a dog behave like this if it just met its new “pack”? Hercules did! The Littler family adopted the adorable St Bernard from a rescue center in 2011 to nurse him back to health after he was injured by a coyote. Just six hours later, somebody broke into the Littlers’ home. Quiet Hercules made a deafening racket and chased the burglar away.
Record breakers beginning with H
• Harbor - has the longest ears
The longest dog ears in the world belong to Harbor, a Coon Hound (an American dog breed). The left one measures 12.2 inch (31.1 cm), but the right was even longer: 34.4cm. This secured him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records (2010). As a comparison: the male of this breed doesn’t usually grow larger than 23.5 - 27.5 inch (60 - 70 cm) (shoulder height), so just double that size.
• Hero - pulled his master from the mud
Hero was a Golden Retriever and a service dog. These include guide dogs for the blind. Service dogs are especially trained to help people with physical disabilities. Like Gareth Jones from Newport (Wales), who needed a wheelchair. Hero was always at his side, and helped him to open and close doors. He picked up fallen items and even helped him get dressed. When Gareth was taking him for a walk on a rainy day and took a different route than usual, his wheelchair got stuck in mud. Gareth then realized that he had left his phone at home. There was nobody around so he had an idea: Hero could pull him out using a rope. And he did. He pulled with all his might and managed to save his master. Respect!