Along the way in this Hokkaido experience there have been three things about the breed that come up again and again, conventional wisdoms about the breed that just don’t match up with our experience.
Here's some then-and-now pics of Fuchi, Arashi, Tangaroa, Haru and Akuma on their first birthday.
Little Fuchi isn’t such a little puppy anymore! Now almost eight months old we've learned a lot about the little pup.
It took three years, but I think Umma has reached mature adulthood and a few factors seem to be key.
It's been quite a while since that Week 7 pupdate, but as it turns out raising puppies is quite a bit of work! Who knew?