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6 Famous Dogs of History (Slideshow)

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6 Famous Dogs of History (Slideshow)

 

Behind every great man, there’s a great dog. Er, well, not quite — but there sure are some fascinating examples of heroic, loyal and intelligent dogs throughout history. From the dogs who saved a village from disease to the dog who stopped an assassination attempt, click through to read about some truly inspiring dogs.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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5:15PM PST on Mar 2, 2014

Thanks for sharing 6 Famous Dogs of History. Loved the movie, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, based on the true story of Hachiko.

5:54PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

unconditional love

3:22PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

loved it!

12:36PM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

great stories thanks for sharing interesting

3:00AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

3:18PM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

I only know two, Hachiko and Checkers!!

Great post btw!!! :)

2:06AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

Heartwarming stories of dogs of course.Thank you for your very interesting post.cheers

2:25PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

ty

2:13PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Very heartwarming.

12:59PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

And Laika?

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