This is ‘Bella’, a 2-year old Bernese Mountain Dog from Nova Scotia, who saved her owner from a house fire. (Photo from

For more than four decades, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame™ has honoured an elite group of pets and service dogs for their extraordinary acts of heroism and bravery, which have saved human lives. From sensing deadly medical conditions to saving their owners from wild animal attacks, more than 150 inductees have been recognized including 132 dogs, 26 cats – and one horse!”… (quoted from the Purina Animal Hall of Fame  website)

You can read about the 2013 honorees — four amazing dogs and their stories, from Canada — at

·   Bella’ — a Bernese Mountain Dog, of Milton, Nova Scotia

·   Vicious’ — a Border Collie/Lab cross, of Trail, British Columbia

·   Snickers’ — a Border Collie/Pointer cross, of Oshawa, Ontario

·   Teak’ — a German Shepherd, of Milton, British Columbia

About LiteraryDogs

I write and read about dogs, and admire dogs in print; ergo 'LiteraryDogs'. If you have some or all of these same sentiments, let's share our reading/writing knowledge and canine literary insights. My own writings are about Tibetan mastiffs, but I'm flexible and enjoy all dogs.
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