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Amazing Dog Helps Find and Save Endangered Species! [Photos, Video]

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Rogue, a 4-year-old Belgian sheepdog, helps The Nature Conservancy find rare plants in Oregon that provide shelter for an endangered butterfly. Check out the great video and photos! Why isn't *my* dog this smart?!

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The Nature Conservancy (26)
Monday August 25, 2008, 4:18 pm
Wow, check out the grrrrreat video of this dog in action!

Lin Goodman (20)
Monday August 25, 2008, 6:24 pm
couldn't get the video to go, but it's a fantabulous idea!
Lin G

Chris Otahal (507)
Monday August 25, 2008, 6:50 pm
Very interesting...I have heard of dogs being used to find desert tortoises (an endangered species) in the same way. They certainly have acute sensenses that make them good "finders"...

The Nature Conservancy (26)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 4:10 am
Hey Lin, here's a direct link to the video on YouTube. I just love this dog!

Elena P (549)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 6:55 am
Really great. Thank you!

Clare R (20)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 11:31 am
"No one's tried it before"... A brilliant idea, and Rogue is really amazing. Thank you for sharing this great story and photos!

. (0)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 3:19 pm
Wowo smart dogs but then again this does not suprise me. Dogs are amazing they are a true compaion, they love, and will stand by graurd, protect, what ever it takes for you they will do it. And all they ask for in return is love food and effection and a place to lay his or her head. Thanks Jonathon D C.

Madeleine L (51)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 5:22 pm
Now if only we could get this broadcast in China, they might relent and not pass the law declaring dogs to be 'domestic animals' (meat source). or even better, join the rest of the world in admiring and using the incredible abilities of after the terrible earthquake, for instance, to find people....

Sa R (51)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 1:40 pm
Great idea, Madeleine! The list of countries to broadcast along with China should include Korea, Japan, Romania, Greece and among the abilities of dogs - to include therapy with the physically/mentally challenged whether children or elderly people.

Kathy W (299)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 8:35 pm
Rogue is an amazing dog! Just goes to show how smart dogs really are. Loved this story. Thanks Jonathon.

Vivian F (491)
Friday September 26, 2008, 6:29 pm
What an awesome idea and the dogs (especially Rogue) are wonderful!! What happens once they locate an endangered plant species? Will they preserve it somehow?

Bobbie Masse (10)
Tuesday November 25, 2008, 7:24 pm
Add to your list the Philipines; adobo using dogmeat is a favorite (it tastes AWFUL!!!)

BernadetteP P (72)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 7:19 pm
this good and amazing what that dog deos, all you should watch it,
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