Does Shinzen Have The Buddha-Nature?

First, to understand who we’re talking about, check out this picture of Shinzen:

He belongs to a Canadian fan of mine who named the dog after me so it would serve as a constant reminder to keep practicing.

You are probably familiar with the famous statement of ZenMaster Zhaozhou:

When asked, does the dog have a Buddha nature, he replied,

 Do you understand?
Hint: Just Note Gone.