Alaska: Heroic German Shepherd

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  1. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    My wife just told me about this story this morning. I knew I loved German Shepherds for a reason..

    From the Anchorage Daily News

    NOTE: There's a video of the dashboard camera as the cop follows the dog to the house.

    I love my cats, but they'd never manage to pull this off.
     
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    That's amazing! Whenever I read something like this I always wonder. How many emergencies have there been were a dog sought help and the potential rescuer shooed them away or went inside thinking it was just an annoying, silly or potentially dangerous dog?
     
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    They've always been my favorite breed. This just goes to show how intelligent that they can be.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I'd swear that dog glances back a few times to make sure he's being followed..
     
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    I thought I saw it pretty clearly at the 30 second mark. It can be amazing what dogs are capable of (spotting tumors, natural disasters etc.).
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Non-emergency situations too. My Dad was hard of hearing. One time my wife and I went to see him, and the dogs were barking when they heard us outside the door. We could hear my Dad telling them to be quiet, and "there's no one out there." We went around back, got the spare key and went inside. After about an hour, Dad had had his nap. :D
     
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    To your dog, you're family. To your cat, you're staff. :D
     
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    I would switch the dog from cheap canned and dried food to home cooked dog food after doing that.
     
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    Ha ha ha ha!
     
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    I thought about the "Lassie" comparison too when I saw that video on TV.

    Great story!
     

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