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08 April 2006 @ 03:18 pm
Black Hayate question  
So here's the thing. My friends all ganged up on me and said that I had to cosplay as Riza for A-kon. (I still have bruises from the bats T-T XD) (I'm going for one of her alt. outfits in the manga as opposed to the full military uniform.)

Anyway, here's my question. What kind of dog breed is Black Hayate? I wanna see if I can find/have someone make a doll version of him for my cosplay. Any help?

I put a picture of him under the cut if that helps any. ;p

Some have said that he might be a Shiba Inu (Seen below)

*ponders* Very likely.

While others say a Husky/Lab mix or just a mutt. (Seen below)

This also is likely if you over look size and stockiness.

Thank you for your time and answers.

Edit under cut.
maytree4realmaytree4real on April 8th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
You know, I actually pulled out my "Mini-Atlas of Dog Breeds" a while ago and tried to figure this out -- and came to the conclusion that Hayate is a lovable mutt.

He looks quite a bit like a Shiba Inu, but he's a too large. He also looks like a Kai Ken (Kai Inu, Kai dog), but they don't have much (or any) white in their coats. Then there is the Shikoku Iuno ("Dog form Shikoku") and the Kishu Inu ("Dog from Kyushu" -- the Japanese need to work on their dog-breed-naming skills.)

These breeds are all closely related and quite similar in appearance, with difference being mainly in areas like size and coat color.

Check out http://www.bulldoginformation.com/japanese-dog-breeds.html for a good run-down on native Japanese breeds.
nintendocat: Busynintendocat on April 8th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Hmm... yeah, mutt does sound about right. I mean it's not like Hayate's a show dog, Fuery finding him on the streets and all.
nintendocat: Joygasmnintendocat on April 8th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, he looks totally like a Shiba Inu. Thanks a lot.
maytree4realmaytree4real on April 8th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
No prob. I'm a dedicated Canophile and would have a house full of pooches of all sorts and sizes, except I live in an apartment with a cat-person housemate, so I have just one dog -- a very small fluffy one with a personality much like Edward Elric's! XD
nintendocat: Trainnintendocat on April 8th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Edward dog XD

I'm more of a cat person but when it comes to kick-butt anime/manga pets (chapter 38 FMA manga Hayate vs. Gluttony) dogs do seem to do better.
maytree4realmaytree4real on April 8th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yup, and Edward dog. He's small, extremely cute and fluffy, and spazzes out EXACTLY like Ed does when larger dogs try to bully him.

He's an Alpha male dog by personality...and he only weighs EIGHT POUNDS. You can imagine the difficulties this causes him.

But I've seen him go up to a 100-pound Labrador, put on a dominance display, and make the Lab roll over and submit XD

(He's a Papillon. They're known for having a beautiful, delicate appearance, while being very tough, durable, athletic, and strong-minded little dogs who don't know their own size. He's totally Ed.)