An Akita dog actor who took part in telling Hachiko’s impactful story in Hachi: A Dog’s Tale worked very hard. Let’s get an update from Forrest, one of the three dog stars who played Hachi.
Many fans ask about how Forrest, a Hachi Akita dog actor, is doing! These hardworking animals did all they could to provide us with the opportunity to tell Hachi’s increadible story.
Forrest’s breeder, Kathy Coffman provided this update for us:
While Forrest is getting older he’s still hanging in there. I’ve asked Joe to snap some photos of Forrest so I can forward them to you.
My pups never go away they always come back home to visit. If y’all ever do anything here on the East Coast I’m sure we can arrange to get you together with Forrest again. We live VERY close to Ocean City MD a top resort here on the East Coast.
Forrest is really getting up there in age-he turned 11 in June. Typically we lose them between 9 and 13 or so. His litter brother Titan is still going very strong also. We showed Titan in Veterans classes not too long ago and he won Best Veteran- so he’s still got it too. Sadly, we lost Forrest’s Mom a couple of years ago. That was one of my hardest losses to date and I still ache and miss her so much.
We just imported a new Japanese Bred Akita from Hungary, he’s a real clown and another Hachi clone.
I am so proud of Forrest, this movie has been the shining star of my life. I’ll never be able to thank all of you enough for making this happen for us. We’ve really enjoyed the ride (and still very much do).
I hope all is well with you, and yours. And remember if you ever want an Akita-I’m here!