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Heroic Dogs Amazing Feats Of Courage

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Hero husky saves two huskys and two cats from locked truck by honking on the horn!

Hero husky saves two huskys and two cats from locked truck by honking on the horn!

These will melt your heart with their stories of bravery.

Cats and dogs are our pets. They comfort us when we are down, make us laugh with their antics and generally make a household a warm and fuzzy place. Most people see animals as part of their families, but rarely do we stop and think how important they can be.

How many times have we seen a dog chasing around after a ball, then something happens and the dog turns into well, super dog?

What goes on in their minds? Is it a territorial reaction? Do these animals believe we are part of the pack or are they really thinking hey I have got to save this child?

Maybe they are all little angels in animal bodies! What do you think?

Dogs and cats are our little hero's. But sometimes dogs go above and beyond the call of duty!


Argentine Dog Saves Baby.

This little dog from Argentina saved an abandoned baby after finding it in a field surrounded by rubbish and boxes.

The baby boy had been abandoned by his terrified 14 year old mother, and left in the field. The dog, named La China. heard the baby crying and went over to investigate.

The dog then carefully picked up the baby and carried it 50 metres back to her den. China had six pups of her own, and the owners believe that it was her maternal instinct that kicked in.

The owners of the dog heard the baby crying and informed the authorities. The baby was completely unharmed apart from a few scratches, The whole of Argentina are praising the dog and saying that she has touched their hearts and are calling her a hero.

Ah bless her!


Dog Saves Owner From Choking.

When pet owner Aysha Perry started to choke, her dog Sheba knew exactly what to do. Aysha was eating chicken in the front room while watching TV, when a piece of chicken approximately one and a half inches long got stuck in her throat. She started to panic, and fell to the ground. She was on her own and didn't know what to do.

She started to reach for the phone, but before she managed to get there, her Japanese Akita, Sheba, who was asleep in the kitchen, heard her distress. And in the style of a super hero wonder dog, rushed in and jumped on her back giving her an almighty whack between the shoulder blades! The chicken shot out and Aysha began to breath.

Sheba then rushed round and started to lick her face. What a little hero! Evidently Aysha has helped Sheba since then when she got a paw caught on a fence, but she still feels totally indebted to this amazing dog.

Sheba Akita saves owner from choking.

Sheba Akita saves owner from choking.

Buddy Saves Owner From House Fire.

Buddy, a German Shepherd saved his owner from a horrendous house fire when his owner 23 year old Ben Heinrichs was caught alight by a spark from the car he was fixing. Buddy the dog was in the workshop with him, and when Ben ran out he shouted at Buddy, 'We need to get help'.

So Buddy leaped into action. He ran along the road and waited until a car came along. It was Alaskan Trooper Terrence Shanigan, who got the call but had got lost purely because his navigation system had stopped working. He spotted Buddy and instantly realized that something was wrong

As you can see from the video, he decided to follow the dog, and was amazed to see that Buddy took him straight to the blaze. After getting out the car Terrence realized that the workshop was in flames and the shed received damage too.

Terrence said that Buddy was a real hero, who continued to guide him from the car when they got there and leading him to where his owner was in trouble.

Since then Buddy has received a silver plated dog bowl for his heroism! Go Buddy!


Buddy.

Top hero Dog named Hero!

Top hero Dog named Hero!

A Dog Named Hero.

I have been reading and watching many videos and stories of doggy heroes, but this one actually made me cry and say Wow out loud. I had to watch the video twice, it blew me away!

The story begins when Shannon Lorio had a massive argument with her husband, and decided to go for a drive to blow off some steam. In southern Georgia the roads are long and winding and the woodlands are vast. With hardly any cars or people for hours at a time its not a good place to have an accident.

But this is exactly what happened to Shannon on that day. Where she was driving is locally known as Nascar Road, because the people drive to fast.

Losing control of her car, it veered across the road and shot down an embankment. Losing consciousness she woke to find that the top half of her body was laid on the trunk, and her lower body was sprawled over the back seat.

She was confused, in pain and continued to collapse into unconsciousness. Then suddenly a strange thing happened.

Shannon woke to feel someone or something breathing on her face. A German Shepherd had jumped up onto the vehicle and was licking her face to wipe away her blood.

She blacked out again, and when she came round she realized that she was being moved. The dog was pulling her from the car!

The dog pulled her up over 100 feet to the top of the ditch and continued to drag her across the grass towards the road. Shannon was beginning to come round more, and decided to try to stand up. The dog stood there and allowed Shannon to pull herself to her feet by hanging onto him.

Shannon then managed to flag down a car and asked the driver to phone her husband as she had had a car accident. She then passed out and woke to find herself in the hospital.

She found out that she had an intracranial hemorrhage which, left untreated could have caused death. Luckily she didn't need surgery, and recovered well.

Her life was saved by a stray dog, who came out of nowhere. Shannon was in tears as she said ' The dog did everything for me, if he hadn't have found me I wouldn't be here now, I believe, in my heart, that I would have died'.

Since then the dog has been taken into the Humane Society, and now he is being trained to be a search and rescue dog, which is very appropriate.

They Named him Hero. And search and rescue trainer Heidy Drawdy has adopted him.

The last word comes from Shannon. 'I told him, you will always be my hero'.

Any dry eyes left in the house?





Hero.

The Alsatian named Hero

The Alsatian named Hero

My Number One Hero!

hero dog named Angel

hero dog named Angel

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Austin Forman was outside collecting wood in the small town of Bar Boston near Vancouver BT. He said that Angel stayed by his side instead of running around like she normally does. By this time it was dark, and suddenly Austin saw a shadow that he presumed was another dog.

But it wasn't. It was a Cougar! The cougar leaped for the young 11 year old boy, but Angel got there first. The cougar grabbed Angel by the head and tried to suffocate her. There was a frantic call to the law and they came out and the cat was shot.

Angel was badly injured by has gone on to make a full recovery.

Brutus the coral snake hero dog

Brutus the coral snake hero dog

Et Tu Brutis!

Brutis a 7 year old golden retriever saved a young child from a horrible fate when he noticed a coral snake slithering towards him.

The dog snatched up the snake and ran away with it, suffering near fatal injuries from the encounter.

Brutis was saved, and for his heroism was flown to Los Angeles and received the National Hero Dog Award.

Go Brutis!

The committee went on to say, 'We give this award for animals that give that something extra, and we still don't understand why they do it, but they do'.

Eve the dog who saved someone from a fire

Eve the dog who saved someone from a fire

There's Something about Eve.

When Kathie, a Paraplegic who is totally paralyzed, was caught up in an appalling accident in her truck after it caught fire, her dog came to the rescue.

Eve her Rottweiler was there to save the day. She ran over, grabbed Kathie by the ankles and proceeded to drag her to a nearby ditch which was just far enough away to save Kathie from the truck when it exploded.

Nyla The Guide.

Nyla the dog is another brave canine

Nyla the dog is another brave canine

Nyla The Wonder Dog!

Nyla became a little fire hero when Sheila found herself surrounded by smoke and flames. Sheila couldn't see anything and would have perished in her house if Nyla hadn't guided her to safety.

Every single time Sheila couldn't find her way, Nyla would bark to get her attention and then wait until Sheila had found her before heading towards the door and safety.

Her home was completely burned down and destroyed but Sheila went on to say, ' Nyla could have left at any time, but she chose to stay and save me while putting her own life in danger'.

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Comments

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 14, 2015:

Thanks Paula, yes they are amazing aren't they? proper little heroes, I love dogs!

Suzie from Carson City on October 13, 2015:

Nell....Wonderful, heartwarming stories about our Furry Heroes!! "Man's Best Friend" is an understatement. Dog are simply amazing!

These tales of heroism made me smile and cry!.....Thanks, Nell.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 10, 2015:

My pleasure Nell. I believe you're right on that note.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 10, 2015:

Thanks so much for reading, Kristen, yes they are amazing aren't they? I sometimes think they are more intelligent than humans! lol!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 09, 2015:

What a great heart-warming story about two amazing and heroic dogs. Beautiful and lovely photos too! Thanks for sharing this story, Nell. Voted up!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

Hi peach, yes those dogs are amazing aren't they? I love a good house dog, they are so much good company, thanks so much for reading, nell

peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 18, 2015:

some dogs are trained to help the old, disabled and police. I like domestic dog, bark the strangers

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 06, 2015:

Hi Joy, thanks so much for reading, yes dogs are amazing animals, they totally understand what we are saying, and are always there to help us, glad you liked it, nell

Joyfulcrown on January 05, 2015:

The bound between a dog and their owner is incredible. They are amazing loyal. The stories were amazing. Thank you for sharing this.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 12, 2014:

Hi Ann, oh that is a shame! but yes as long as it gets rid of your asthma then you could keep your pet, our cats my source of asthma but I loved them to bits, as well as our dog. our dog had hair not fur so he was okay.

Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on November 10, 2014:

Yes, I used to have a German Shepherd that slept in front of my bedroom door every night, guarding me and my husband. Allergies prevented me from having him sleep with us, unfortunately. When I went to the doctor with asthma, that was the first thing he asked me - did I have any pets and I just knew he was going to tell me to get rid of them. But instead, he told me to keep them out of my bedroom. It was hard at first, but when I did that, my breathing improved 90% when I went to see him again. And so, my sweet German Shepherd adjusted by sleeping in front of the door every night and I didn't have to get rid of him, which would have broken both our hearts.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 10, 2014:

Hi Ann, thanks for reading, they are amazing aren't they? they never fail to astonish me, the other day my son brought his friends baby over, long story, and their dog sat there all the time with one paw on the baby cloth next to him, staring at the baby, it had the look on his face of a mother hen! lol!

Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on November 10, 2014:

This was great, Nell and a fine tribute to our canine heroes. Thinking about doing a story on our feline heroes, too?

I actually heard the story about the little baby in the field on the news. The dog was amazing.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 10, 2014:

HI Sparkster, I remember seeing a video of something similar, they are amazing aren't they? evidently dogs have very similar brains to us, so yes it makes sense, thanks so much for reading, nell

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on November 09, 2014:

Very interesting indeed. I also remember seeing a report about an old age dog owner who fell into a river and was being washed downstream by the current. Despite her dog being both blind and deaf the dog jumped into the river, swam straight to her and dragged her out of the river with it's mouth - yea, dog's have ESP!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 09, 2014:

Thanks so much colorfulone, I loved dogs too, they are amazing creatures, and hero's, nell

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on November 09, 2014:

I love these kind of stories about dogs that are able to do amazing things. Yes, they are heroes for what they did in the stories you shared. Sharing with my dog lover friends, and voted up.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 21, 2014:

Hi Getit, that sounds really interesting, I will look it up, thanks!

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on October 21, 2014:

This reminded me of Jack London's great stories about canines (the animal, not the teeth!) Just about everyone has read or seen a movie version of White Fang but don't forget to read Jerry of the Islands. It's an amazing story about a dog, from the dog's perspective!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 27, 2014:

Thanks suzette, they are awesome aren't they? I really miss my dog, hope your having a wonderful weekend, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on September 27, 2014:

What inspirational stories of these dogs. I think pets are tuned into human's lives more than we realize. All these stories are so heartwarming.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 19, 2014:

lol! Suhail, yes that's so true!

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on September 19, 2014:

And of course if we are caught talking to our dogs then strangers on the trail look at us as if we are possessed lol.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 19, 2014:

Hi Suhail, thanks so much for reading, lol! yes I always chatted to my dog, I am sure she knew exactly what I was saying!

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on September 18, 2014:

As a lover of dogs (I have one), I liked this article immensely. I hike long distances with my dog a lot, but the only way he has helped me is to hear me out when I am talking at a time when only two of us are there on the trail. Btw, all my hubs are hiking and dog related.

I am sure that dogs are capable of helping out their humans in a number of ways.

Once again, a great article!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 17, 2014:

I will have another look, thanks Jo!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 17, 2014:

Maybe it went to junk its from my absonline......@hotmail.com account an ecard actually from jackielawson.com

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 17, 2014:

Sorry Jo i didn't see your message, I looked in mail but there's nothing there?

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 16, 2014:

Sure soon and then i will write a hub about it ha ha ha. Good morning to you and good night to me. Plz check your mail i sent you something from one of my accounts.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 16, 2014:

HI Jo, lol! now getting a husband to do it is a really good idea! you got out and get one, now! Haha! thanks again.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 16, 2014:

I DO NOT LOVE THEM NELL..... No way. Hear this in 2010 i visited my grandmother in Venezuela who had two cats living in her house. Gross! I told her she will have to do something about those cats well she got rope and tied them outside like if they were dogs. It was comical and the first time i ever saw someone tied cats ha ha ha. I couldn't careless once they were out of my way. I refused to sit on the living room chairs because there is where the cats mainly reside when inside.

Yeah Nell they can poop outside but while that poop takes time to turn manure it's stinking up my yard so i will need someone to clean up after the dog, maybe a husband :) ha ha ha

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 16, 2014:

Hi Jo, lol! you always make me laugh! they can poop outside? is that okay? cats are cute but I am allergic to the poor little things, I love them to bits but they make me itch, itch and itch!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 16, 2014:

Hi mary, thanks so much, yes I always call them angels in doggy bodies, that's why they are called dogs, spell it backwards and guess what you get? lol! thanks for the share too, nell

Mary Craig from New York on September 16, 2014:

" little angels in animal bodies" what a great idea Nell. Again Nell, you've chosen a great topic and written it well. Yes, I cried, how did you know ;)

Voted all but funny and shared.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 16, 2014:

WAW Nell these dog stories are simply amazing and AWESOME. Dogs are truly man's best friends , they are so loving and grateful . The German shepherd who pulled the lady from the car was really nice and a courageous thing to do. They all sense danger and once you treat them nicely, they've got your back..... I don't own a dog because i am not the doggy type and i do not have time to clean poop. I won't mind getting one though but when i get a poop cleaner. I hate cats though they sucks lol.

Thanks for sharing

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 15, 2014:

Hi ologsingquito, thanks so much for reading, yes they are really wonderful aren't they?

ologsinquito from USA on September 15, 2014:

These stories are amazing. Dogs truly are man's best friend.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 14, 2014:

Thanks Deb, they are amazing aren't they? thanks for reading, nell

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on September 14, 2014:

Animals are better than people, without a doubt. That is true love.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 12, 2014:

Thanks Thelma, they are amazing aren't they? thanks so much, and yes me too with the tears! have a wonderful weekend, nell

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on September 12, 2014:

What wonderful and heroic stories you have here Nell. My eyes were really wet reading this hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared to my fb accout. Happy weekend!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 12, 2014:

Thanks pras, thanks so much for reading, and great to see you!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on September 11, 2014:

Nice review of beautiful dog. I learn much from you. I love the pictures as well. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

Prasetio

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 10, 2014:

Hi Chitrangada, thanks so much for reading, I am glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 10, 2014:

Thanks Alicia, glad you liked them, nell

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 10, 2014:

Very inspiring and interesting stories indeed! Loved your hub and the video. Thanks!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 09, 2014:

These are very interesting and moving stories, Nell. Thanks so much for sharing them!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 09, 2014:

Thanks Flourish, glad you liked it, they are amazing aren't they?

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 09, 2014:

Hi Mel, that's amazing, and yes you are so right, some dogs are just like humans, just get scared and cower away, sorry that your mum got hurt, and yes maybe I should write that hub! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 09, 2014:

Thanks Cynthia, yes they are so lovely aren't they? animals are more humane than humans! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 09, 2014:

Thanks lily, how strange I was going to email you! great minds think alike! lol!

Lillian K. Staats from Wasilla, Alaska on September 09, 2014:

Brilliant Nell! I love this! Wonderful as always. I have a computer! Love yaz, lily

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 09, 2014:

Great stories of hero dogs. They are best friends and so much more. What an uplifting hub!

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on September 09, 2014:

I would like to think that every dog is a hero but when my mother fell and broke her hip her dog of 14 years went and hid under the bed and left my Mom sprawling across a flight of stairs. It was a Girl Scout selling cookies that finally heard her cries and saved her. Perhaps your next hub should be about heroic Girl Scouts.

Just goes to show that like people, some dogs are heroes and some are abject cowards. But thank you for restoring my faith in dogs somewhat. Great hub!

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on September 09, 2014:

What amazing dog stories Nell! That's why I don't like when it's said that people behave like animals, as animals generally behave a lot better than we do. These dogs are an inspiration and I hope they all have long, happy lives and are cherished.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Thanks justthemessenger, that is so true! glad you liked it, nell

James C Moore from Joliet, IL on September 08, 2014:

Show me a dog and I'll show you somebody's best friend.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi sheila, yes those dogs that go into buildings etc, they are the most brave things on earth, so many of them have been injured yet the go back again, thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi Rolly, great to see you! thanks so much for reading, yes dogs never fail to amaze me, I really miss having a dog, makes me want to get another one, nell

sheilamyers on September 08, 2014:

Great hub and great stories! It always amazes me how dogs will run to the rescue in places in which people wouldn't go because they fear for their own lives - burning houses, cars, etc. - or take care of the sick or wounded when no one else is around. Thanks for putting all of these stories in one place.

Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on September 08, 2014:

Hi Nell... dogs are amazing animals and so attuned to their surroundings. One of the greatest assets any dog can have is being a teacher of the meaning of love, companionship and loyalty...

Hugs from Canada

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Thanks so much DDE, they are amazing aren't they?

Hi bravewarrior, oh bless Ruffles! how amazing! it just goes to show doesn't it? they are so clever and caring, what a great story, thank you!

Hi Jackie, LOL! I knew you would be over to talk about the baby! would you believe I told my family two days ago that I dreamed that Kate was about to announce another baby? they are totally spooked out!

Thanks Wiccan, I am such an animal lover, and dogs know it too, whenever I sit down the park they always come running over to me to say hello! lol! in fact the other day one suddenly jumped up on my knees as I was sitting on the bench, it was a cute black cocker spaniel, I just laughed and petted it!

Thanks Rhonda, yes cats are amazing too, did you see the little boy who was attacked by a dog and the cat saved it? amazing!

Thanks so much pkm, I really enjoyed researching it, and yes there were tears too!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Wow paula, what an amazing site! I took a look a the photo gallery, such amazing pictures, how wonderful!

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on September 08, 2014:

You are welcome, Nell. :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Thanks Paula, that sounds interesting thanks, I will go and take a look, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Thanks Deal, glad you enjoyed it, they are wonderful aren't they?

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Thanks rebecca, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi Vellur, thanks so much for reading, they are lovely aren't they?

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi teaches, yes the choking woman surprised me too! mind you this was one of a number of dogs that did the same thing! so many dogs have done this! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi Phyllis, thanks so much, yes I got a bit tearful with these little heroes too! lol!

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on September 08, 2014:

What truly amazing and moving stories and what an amazing Hub! Thanks for telling the stories and sharing them with us.

Rhonda Lytle from Deep in the heart of Dixie on September 08, 2014:

This is beautiful! Heroes one and all in the truest sense of the word. There's a reason dogs are man;s best friend though I must give a shout out to cats too. This brought both smiles and near tears. God bless you for sharing this!

Mackenzie Sage Wright on September 08, 2014:

Hi, Nell Rose. Beautiful job with this hub, such cute pups. I love to hear stories about dogs doing good. I really enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 08, 2014:

Such exciting news! Maybe we will get our Diana this time, you think? Oh I hope so. That is if we get another 9 months on this crazy earth!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 08, 2014:

Mel, these are amazing stories of canine heroism. This was a joy to read.

When my son was an infant, we took him to South Florida to spend the weekend with my parent. We had his playpen on the 3rd floor landing, which is where I put him down for a nap. Suddenly, my mom's Yorkie started barking. We kept telling her to be quiet or she'd wake the baby. Well, she kept it up. When we went to see what she was barking at, she was standing in front of the playpen. Apparently, the big teddy bear we had in there had fallen over on my sleeping son. Ruffles was letting us know that we needed to get the stuffed animal off the baby. She'd never had a litter of her own, but her maternal instincts kicked in when she thought my son was in danger.

Dogs are amazing. Thank you for this beautiful article!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi Linda, yes I saw that one, how clever was he? I just wish people had gone to help him quicker instead of just filming him, lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Hi MsDora, yes that little dog really was a hero, no wonder they named him that too, how amazing was he? totally brought me to tears! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 08, 2014:

Thanks Faith, have a great day, nell

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 08, 2014:

Beautiful dogs with such great energy. I like the photos and so interesting about our good friends.

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on September 08, 2014:

Dogs can really be useful for so many rescue-type jobs. My favorite organization is one that finds rescue dogs and trains them for search and rescue operations--Search Dog Foundation--http://www.searchdogfoundation.org/

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 08, 2014:

Nell I loved this. You find the best stories and videos, of course i had to cry a wee bit but that's ok. There's no wonder why people love their pets they truly are heroes. Thank you...

Nick Deal from Earth on September 08, 2014:

There are so many stories about dogs and cats rescuing family and friends. Thanks for making me smile today.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 08, 2014:

What a great idea to publish a collection of hero dog stories. So heart warming! Thanks!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 07, 2014:

Amazing stories, dogs are true heroes and what presence of mind they have. They knew exactly what to do, thank you for sharing these stories, great hub voted way up!

Dianna Mendez on September 07, 2014:

I think dogs are amazing creatures. They love unconditionally and will protect those they love even if it costs their life. Some humans could take a lesson from these wonderful creatures! How that dog knew to save the choking woman is really fascinating. Thanks for sharing these stories.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on September 07, 2014:

Nell, you found some great heroes here. Why we are always so amazed when we hear stories like this is surprising, for dogs have a natural instinct to rescue/save/help humans in danger. Yet we are always so touched when we read another story of a four-legged hero. Awesome hub. Thank you so much for the joy (and the tears) by introducing these dogs.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 07, 2014:

Awww Nell, this article is great! I've heard so many stories about heroic dogs...last month I watched a video on FB of a dog that was trying to help his dog pal who was hit by a car. He was trying to push him off the street towards the sidewalk. So sad, but so brave. Dogs are a man's best friend :)

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 07, 2014:

"We still don't understand why they do it, but they do." It's like they become angels when there is need for one. I love all these stories especially the one about the stray dog saving the woman. That's phenomenal. Thanks for these stories.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 07, 2014:

Aw, those are great stories you have there of your own too. I meant to say in my comment, he would never leave the playground the entire day. I have written about that sweet dog. I am glad you shared more in your commenting of your personal experiences.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Hi Faith, aw he sounds amazing! how sweet! I remember when I went to Corfu, there were a lot of not exactly wild dogs, because they belonged to owners but they were always living outside, and boy where they intelligent! and very street wise. I had to laugh when on a couple of occasions the dogs would walk me to my lodge, then lay on my feet! another one would lay next to me on the sunbed and the owner said it was because they knew I was English and would feed and pet them! lol! but the funniest one was in Kos, there was a huge beach filled with about 200 people, but where was the dog? yep, under my bed! lol! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Thanks Bill, I totally agree with you, give me animals and not humans! lol! thanks so much as always, nell

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 07, 2014:

Oh, dogs are such great animals, who provide not only unconditional love, but do whatever it takes to protect its owners! As a child a three-legged yellow lab, we named Brownie, adopted us, and would hop along with us all the way to school when I was in the first grade and my brother in Kindergarten. He would not leave the play the entire day and waited for us to get out of school, then walk us back home safely.

He was the best dog any child could have had as a childhood pet.

Thank you for sharing these wonderful stories here.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 07, 2014:

When it comes right down to it, Nell, I think many of us have more faith in our dogs than human beings. That says a lot now doesn't it? I'm just not sure what it says. LOL

Thanks for the great stories.

bill

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Hi Jackie, thanks so much, yes they are amazing little angels aren't they? I especially love Hero, the stray dog that saved the woman in that car crash, great to see you, nell

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 07, 2014:

I loved these stories so much Nell! I always stopped to read dog stories I find online and they are just so many that dogs really do not get their credit among animals. I saw a video online of a little girl playing and I guess a parent taping her and a poisonous snake comes for her but her dog gets between them. Been awhile so I don't recall if the dog was bitten or what but he saved the little girl. They really are angels and deserve more than a metal but I am sure all they want is our live. Voting up and sharing!!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Hi mary, thanks for reading, you never know, your little dog may turn out to be a real hero! lol! thanks as always, nell

Mary Hyatt from Florida on September 07, 2014:

As a long time dog lover, I really enjoyed this Hub. Dogs are super intelligent; people don't give them enough credit. I enjoyed the videos you chose for this Hub, too.

My little dog will probably never be a heroic dog, but she is my hero, anyway.

Voted UP, etc. and shared.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Hi Pawpaw, yes they can can't they? great to see you and thanks, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Hi Genna, yes it was Hero's story that really made me get tearful, how awesome was that dog? thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2014:

Thanks Rachael, they are amazing aren't they? the more I see these stories the more I think there is more to dogs than meets the eye!

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