They can fetch your slippers, bring you the post and rollover amongst other things, but could you ever imagine your dog rescuing someone from danger.
With the release of Bolt , the new Disney Pixar animation about a dog who thinks he is a real super hero (pictured above), we sniffed out a few of our amazing dog ‘tales’ to prove that when danger strikes it’s not always the humans that come running first. Here are some super dogs that surprised their owners with their antics when they came to save the day.
Last year a dog saved a toddler by shielding him from a venomous snake and taking a bite in the neck. The tot was playing with his grandmother's terrier, Pickle, in her garden when he was confronted by an adder. The dog jumped between them but the snake bit Pickles who was saved by emergency treatment. What a hero. Click here to read the story.
In Argentina, an eight year old working dog saved the life of a premature baby left abandoned by his teenage mother in a shanty town in Buenos Aires. Shaggy dog La China managed to pick up the tiny baby without inflicting any injuries to him and carried him 50 metres to place him alongside her own puppies and care for him. You can watch the super nanny dog here.
But dogs are not only out to save us; they will even risk their lives to save other dogs and animals.
In this video clip a very brave dog crosses busy motorway traffic to try and drag the body of another dog to safety. Onlookers are astonished at the antics of this lost motorway mutt.
Another terrier down under risked his life to save a litter of newborn kittens from a blazing house fire. When firemen entered the house to search for remaining people they found Leo standing guard over some kittens despite thick nasty smoke filling the room. Leo, who lost consciousness and stopped breathing outside, was revived by the firemen using dog CPR. Click here to read this amazing story.
Back in the UK, a ten stone Newfoundland called Whizz was hailed a hero after rescuing a drowning pooch in Somerset. Topper’s owner was walking in a wood near Clevedon when her pet disappeared. She hadn’t realised that mischievous Topper had fallen into a disused water tank close by and couldn’t get out. That’s when friendly giant Whizz came along and grabbed the red setter by the neck to haul him to safety. Read the newspaper clipping here.
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Spiderdog? - Last but not least this is a dog who really has been reading too many super hero comics. Click here to watch this exclusive video of spider dog!