Dog owners know their dogs are the most loyal of pet to them. The dog is there for you through thick and thin and always happy to see you. They give you unconditional love and this is why possibly they are often called 'man's best friend.
Now growing you have seen many dog movies/tv shows portraying this loyalty be it to a child or an adult. There is Lassie, Benji, Rin Tin Tin, and others, but there is also Hachiko starring Richard Gere. Hachiko is a loving Akita breed.
Hachiko is based on a true story of a professor (Richard Gere) who finds a dog in a train station and takes it home with him in hopes of finding its owner. He never finds the owner, but he and his family love the dog so much and are capable of keeping him that they decide to keep him. The loyalty and bonding of the dog to Richard Gere is so much so that the dog would accompany him to the train station every day and return every day to greet Richard coming from work.
Well, the story goes on from there, and I do not want to ruin it for you. So you will just have to watch it. But the dog in real life touches the lives of all in a city in Japan where all came to know Hachiko and have the highest of esteem for the dog's loyalty. Rent it, be forewarned it is a touching, yet sad story and after watching it you may want to give your own dog a great big hug