I Knew Dogs Were Loyal, But This Blew Me Away.

I Knew Dogs Were Loyal, But This Blew Me Away.

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The stories of these ridiculously loyal dogs will give you a new found respect for the entire species. Some of these are simply incredible.

Constantine, AKA Faithful Kostya


In the mid-1990s in Togliatti, Russia – a family died in a car crash during the summer of 1995, leaving their dog as the only survivor. The German Shepherd, named Constantine (or Kostya) by the locals, kept coming to the same spot for the next 7 years, braving freezing winters and boiling hot summers.

Old Shep


A Border Collie, who – after seeing the coffin of his master loaded onto a train in Fort Benton, Montana in 1936 – maintained a watchful vigil at the station for six years.

Hachiko


An Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a statue in Tokyo. Hachikō is famous for his loyalty to his long dead master, by returning to the train station and waiting for his return, every day for the next nine years during the time the train was scheduled to arrive.

Fido


A mixed-breed dog, whose master, Carlo Soriani, had died in an air raid over Borgo San Lorenzo (near Florence, Italy) in 1943, during World War II. Fido waited in vain, for the following 14 years, for Soriani's return, going daily to the bus stop where the man used to get off after coming home from work.

Greyfriars Bobby


A Skye Terrier in Edinburgh, Scotland, was loyal to his master long after his master's death in 1858. Until Bobby's death 14 years later, he spent every night at his master's grave. A statue in memorial of Greyfriars Bobby was erected near the graveyard.

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