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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.
The Freak: fma cat; yawn_shinchansgirl_ on April 8th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
I cheated and followed some of the links ^^; Going from that, though, I'd have to go with a mutt as well, with the primary (most prominent) breed being a Shiba Inu. Based on this discription: The Shiba Inu (柴犬) is the smallest of the six original Japanese breeds of dog. With their typical face, square bodies, wedge-shaped heads, small upright ears and their tail curled up over the back, Shibas ressemble a small Akita. My brother once had an Akita mix-breed (mutt, but mostly Akita), and, while it did have a similar look to Hayate, it was freakin' huge (standing on all fours, it came up to my hip) ^^; Also, the picture of the Shiba Inu on the same page resembles Black Hayate a lot, if you ignore the coloring - which can be explained by the fact that he isn't a "pure blood" Shiba. Then again, that's just my guesses from following the links given ^^; Oh - and a Husky/Lab mix is also huge. I'm 5'5 (ish), and my neighbor's lab/retriver mix reaches about mid-thigh on me, and another neighbor's husky reaches just above my knees. From what I can gather of Hayate, he's smaller than that.
The Freak_shinchansgirl_ on April 8th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
wow...ok, the spacing on that post got REALLY thrown outta wack...sorry about that. It's kinda hard to read now.
maytree4realmaytree4real on April 8th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
What I really liked on that page was the description of the ideal Shiba Inu personality, which sounds like Hayate to me:

Kan'i, Ryosei and Soboku.
Kan'i 敢為 is the most important quality a true Shiba should possess. It is sometimes translated as "spirited boldness" and means "well-balanced, courageous and self-confident".
Ryosei 良性 ("good nature") refers to the loyal and obedient character of the Shiba and to his strong senses which make him an ideal home guardian.
Soboku 素樸 refers to the natural beauty of the soul, meaning that a Shiba should be unaffected, cheerful and spontaneous.
The Freak_shinchansgirl_ on April 8th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
yeah, I picked up on that too ^-^ Hayate is definitely sll of those things.