Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Most Loyal Dogs in History

Dogs can be loyal beyond reason or mere instinct. They can be so loyal as to deny their own existence and their own physical needs, and will even die of a broken heart. Truly, dogs put no limits to their unconditional love and devotion; we have so much to learn from them. These are the tales of six souls that will be remembered in history as being loyal beyond compare.

On a related note, this is an earlier piece about my Cocker Spaniel and how tough it was to put her down when she got sick about a year and a half ago: A Dieu Caramella.

Also check the story of Gunner: The K9 Air-Raid Early Warning System

Hachikō's story was featured in many films and books — last of which was Richard Gere's Hachi: A Dog's Tale from 2009. I specifically recall the high tissue consumption while watching that flick.

Last known photo of Hachikō — pictured with his owner's wife Yaeko Ueno (front row, second from right) and station staff in mourning in Tokyo on March 8, 1935.

The story of Shep the Sheep dog can be found Here.

The historic photo of Shep are courtesy of The Schwinden Library, Montana Agricultural
Center, Fort Benton, MT.

The tale of Fido the Italian street dog on Here.
Heidi, the Jack Russell Terrier, earned acclaim of Scotland's most loyal dog in 2001. Her story is featured in Les Krantz's book: Power of the Dog: Things Your Dog Can Do That You Can't.

The Story of Bobby, the Skye Terrier, was featured in the 1961 Walt Disney movie Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog.

This statue of Bobby sits at the corner of Edinburgh's Candlemaker Row and George IV
Bridge, and is a Category A listed building


And finally, the Tale of Ruswar the Border Collie


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