"Hachi the Intense" is the nickname that occurs to me after I look through photos of him doing recalls outside. Really look at his face and focus on his eyes in the next photo.
If his sister is beating him in a recall, his insanity takes another leap. Here she is, out in front in a hail of snow.
And here is Hachi's look as he tried to REALLy accelerate!
You might notice a rectangular thing on Shyla's collar. It is a very cool device that lets me track her down. I've mentioned in the past that Shyla likes to run into the forest and hide when strangers come along on a trail. I always feared that she might run too far one time, and I found her a "Marco Polo" radio collar. It emits a radio signal that the tracker that I carry with me can locate. The best feature of it is that it works even when we're outside cell phone coverage (a lot of the time around here).
Back to Hachi - any dog who tries *that* hard is a winner in my book!