10 most exceptional dogs

10 most exceptional dogs

Throughout history, there were dogs that fought during wars and crossed continents, explored and showed courage, not peculiar to all people. These exceptional dogs can melt the heart of even the most ardent fan of cats.

10. Swansea Jack.


Jack Swansea was a black retriever who lived with his owner William Thomas near the River To in Swansea, Wales, in the 1930s. One day, Jack saw a little boy drowning in a river, rushed to him, let him cling to his neck and pulled him out. There was no one around, and no one saw it, the boy probably would have spent the rest of his life telling people a story that no one would believe. But Jack did not stop there. Within a few weeks, Jack had saved another swimmer, this time with witnesses. And then another. And further. And so on. Over the next decade, Jack was reported to have saved at least 27 people from what appears to be the most dangerous river in Wales.

For his exploits, Jack received a silver medal from the Swansea Council, the Most Brave Dog of the Year Award, a silver cup from the Mayor of London and his own statue. This is more awards than Batman.And he is still remembered today - the Swansea FC Premier League football team was probably named after him, “Swansea Jacks.”

9. Bamsi.


Bamsy - St. Bernard, who served on board the Norwegian minesweeper during World War II. Despite the nice and pleasant appearance - Bamsi in translation from Norwegian “pleasant bear” - he was extremely cruel. Bamsi brought on board the captain of the vessel. When the captain tried to take Bamsi with him on departure to another location, the team that loved the dog threatened to leave the ship if taken. They loved the dog so much that they chose to rebel rather than lose it.

Bamsi became a legend in Dundee and Montrose, where the ship was stationed during World War II. He traveled by bus alone with a special ticket tied to his neck, and made sure that drunk sailors returned to their seats and did not fight anywhere in the bar. One day, he saved a crew member who fell overboard, diving and pulling him to safety. He saved another team member, cornered by a murderer with a knife, attacking the assailant and dragging him into the water. But Bamsi was more than just a hero — he was a peacemaker.It was reported that when the sailors began to fight on board, he forced them to move away from each other, standing on their hind legs, putting the front on their shoulders, as if saying: “Calm down, it’s not worth it.” Scotland, where his ship was based — every Christmas a little sailor’s hat was put on him and photographed, then photos were placed on Christmas cards and sent to relatives of crew members in Norway.

8. Bob, a railway dog.


Bob was born in South Australia in 1882 and for some reason loved trains. He spent the first years of his life escorting railway workers until he was caught by dog ​​hunters. He was supposed to be shot, but fortunately for Bob, he was bought by a friendly station guard, whom he thought was cute. His new owner allowed him to ride the train with him in the guard car every day. But, ultimately, its owner received a promotion, and their paths with Bob diverged. Then Bob began to ride the train alone.

Bob traveled up and down South Australia, becoming a familiar and welcome guest on the trains.Sometimes, when Bob felt he needed some privacy, he chose an empty carriage and scared away any passengers who tried to get into it, bellowing like crazy. The station chiefs and the guards, everyone knew him by name, they left him as a pet. At night, he followed the driver home to eat and sleep, and the next morning he returned to the train. For most of his life, Bob liked everything, and while his fame grew, he was accepted more and more warmly. He was allowed to attend banquets as an honored guest, a special bracelet was made with his name - with an engraving that allowed him to go where he wanted - and when the children saw him riding the train, they ran after him as if he were Pope . Bob had many adventures in his short life, and he died the most famous dog in Australian history.

7. Bammer and Lazarus.


In the 1860s, two dogs named Bammer and Lazarus made noise in San Francisco at the time, as any other stray dogs were hardly paid attention to. But Bammer and Lazarus were different - they were celebrities. Newspapers every day reported on their canine acts, as if they were Victoria and David or Brad and Angelina.If they fought with other dogs, newspapers often published an exaggerated report about it the next day, full of witness stories and dramatic details. Even Mark Twain took time off from working on Huckleberry Finn to write about them.

The reason they were so loved was in their close friendship. Bummer was at first a stupid dog who begged people for leftovers. When the second dog appeared in the city, local dogs attacked him, and almost tore them apart ... until Bummer ran up and beat the attacker off his feet. Bummer cured an injured dog, who was given the name Lazarus. Their legend grew, and the newspapers reported every turn of their friendship. When Bummer injured his leg, and Lazarus did not care about him, the whole city turned against him. This strange admiration of the press continued until both dogs died. And even after that, the coverage continued in all the newspapers accusing each other of publishing erroneous details of the death of dogs.

6. Barry.


St. Bernard is a dog that was definitely born for a single purpose - to seek and save. Monks in the gorge of Saint Bernard, a dangerous, snowy gorge between Switzerland and Italy,they were grown for hundreds of years (perhaps even earlier than 1695) in order to save travelers who got lost and who were covered with snow. They traveled in pairs so that when they found the victim, one dog could dig it out and warm it with his body while the other returned to the monastery for help. St. Bernard Barry saved 40 people in 12 years and it was in the early 1800s.

Barry's most famous rescue is a small child who was lost and ended up on a breakaway glacier. Barry managed to get to the boy and warm him until the rescue arrived. But even then no one could get to them. Thus, Barry allowed the child to sit on his back and made his way to a safe place meter by meter. Barry was as effective as a rescue dog, that after his death, there was always one dog in the monastery named Barry - a tradition that continues to this day.

5. Bud Nelson.


Just one look at Buda Nelson is enough to understand that he was the most unique dog that ever lived. He is a dog with funny glasses on an old black-and-white photo, and if he didn’t exist, he would have been invented.The man in the photo is the owner of Buda Nelson, Dr. Horatio Nelson. Horatio was the first person to cross America by car in 1903 with his second driver, Sewall K. Crocker, and, of course, Bud. This made Buda the first dog to cross the United States by car.

At the time, the car was still in its infancy, which means that driving was not safe and all the more fun. The car was a roofless monster with a suspension unable to protect them from mostly unpaved roads, was very noisy and spewed harmful smoke. But Bud Nelson was more courageous than some people at the time. They put funny glasses on him to protect his eyes, and with a happy, as in the photo, face, he completely crossed the continent of North America.

4. Owney.


It is generally believed that Owney’s original owner was a postal clerk, because he, like Bob Zheleznodny Dog, was obsessed with trains, Owini loved the smell and shape of postal bags and followed them on foot, by train or boat wherever they were carried. When the owner Owini left, he remained at the post office with his precious mail bags.After some time, Ouni began to follow the bags, first in postal vans and then on postal trains. He began to cover kilometers, passing through the county, then through the state, and finally through the whole United States. The post clerks were happy and allowed him to do this, because they realized that the trains that Owney traveled in never crashed and did not break, which made Owini a talisman of luck. So, they began to give him small awards and medals, marking all the places where he was. When he traveled so much that there was no place for medals, he got a little jacket.

As they say, he made a world tour in a 120-day trip in the style of Jules Verne aboard an ocean liner. So he traveled through America, Europe and Asia, and back. And he also had his own postage stamp.

3. Pickles.


In 1966 the World Cup was held in England, it was a great event for the British. Perhaps the reason they took him so seriously was because they had a feeling that they could win, which they did, so you can imagine what horror they were when the World Cup was stolen just four months before the start of matches.It was necessary to quickly find a cup and avoid an international scandal, and this helped to make a collie named Pickles. Pickles was walking with his master when he smelled something in the bushes - what Pickles found was a lost cup.

After Pickles found the cup, he instantly became a celebrity. He was described in the press as a dog hero who saved the country from an international scandal. Pickles even attended a banquet in his honor, where he was given a bone and a check for £ 1000, we hope that the check was exchanged for money by his master, and not the dog was gnawed into tatters. Later, he played a major role in several TV shows and movies.

2. Rolf.


Rolf was either the smartest dog in history or the center of the scam that fooled the country, namely Nazi Germany. Anyway, he was pretty awesome. According to the Nazis, Rolf could talk. The Nazis developed many dubious schemes during World War II, and one of the strangest ones was an attempt to train an army of superintelligent dogs to share their ideals.

The cleverest of these “super dogs” was Rolf. Obviously, Rolf could speak using his paw and a kind of special Morse code to communicate with people.It was a kind of code through which he could talk, evaluate poetry, express pride in the Nazi regime and hate the French. Obviously, he even expressed an interest in the military economy and the struggle on the front lines. We do not expect you to believe that the dog could speak, but Hitler believed it.

1. Fido.


There are many stories about dogs that have been waiting for their owners after their death for several years. Among the most famous dogs were Hachiko from Japan and Greifriars Bobby from Scotland. Numerous books were written about Hachiko and Greifriars Bobby and even made films. But the dog that was most famous during his life is probably the least known now. Fido was born in Italy during the Second World War. He was found on the verge of death by a worker who took him home and cured him. For this, Fido was devoted to him for the rest of his life. Every day, Fido waited for the host at the bus stop, refusing to move until he got off the bus - and this was at a time when Italy was bombed almost daily. And once the owner Fido did not return. He was killed during an air raid when he was at work. Fido kept waiting for him. Everyday. For 14 years.

His story spread throughout Italy, and Fido became a constant source of media attention, both during the war and after it ended. The video shows that huge crowds watch as he comes to the bus stop every day, watches everyone get off the bus, and then leaves disappointed when the bus leaves. He received awards and medals, but all he wanted was for his friend and master to come home. But he never came. Do not worry - cry normally.

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