Famous Dogs in History

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Among all domestic animals, dogs the most famous. The pets have become part of family membership; intensive and comprehensive care is vital for their effectiveness. There are numerous dog species worldwide, different species are dominant on specific characters. The following are the five most famous dogs and their reasons for fame.


Laika is a dog famous for circumnavigating the earth. Its origin is still a misery; the Soviet space experts rescued it in the streets of Moscow and used it for the space program. The female dog successfully completed the mission but on return, it died on the way due to poor technology. It is one dog, which mastered the art of fast communication and ideal for the mission.

Hachiko BS

Hachiko originated from Odette, Japan. It became famous for the writing for its master at the Shibuya train station daily at the same time to offer an escort to the master back home. The master, Hidesaburo Ueno was a University professor at Tokyo University. The dog became famous for that habit for nine more years after the death of the master due to heart failure. The dog later died in 1935, in the streets of Shibuya town.


Apollo was a German shepherd police dog trained to help find and rescue survivors during catastrophes. Apollo was among other colleagues entitled with the responsibility during the September 11 Bomb Blast attack in Twin Towers USA. He became renowned for rescuing the highest number of people by working 16 hours a day; compared to six hours, he is trained to work. In the midst of despair and hopelessness, he managed to detect many survivors surpassing the human rescuers.


This was a military dog, which followed instructions to the later. It became famous through its loyalty to his master Corporal Dustin J. Lee were US Marine Corps deployed in Fallujah; Iraq. He rose to fame by standing by the side of Lee’s dead body despite his serious injuries. It took the intervention of military personnel to take it away for treatment. He was later adopted at in military retirement homes as an ex- military dog assigned in visiting and comforting wounded soldiers. He had to be relieved of his duties early but later succumbed to cancer at the age of 13. Lex was a fighter he sustained multiple 50 bullets but still soldiered on with life. He could not leave his master and protected the master up to the last minute.


This dog’s name came from the renowned “Benji”- a movie directed by Joe Camp in 1974. Its prominence came out when he managed to rescue two children who were kidnapped. The crossbreed dog has acted in several movies including Higgins. His owner has been checking the list of foods safe for dogs and wondering if cinnamon is okay since he has been exposed to many activities. It originated from Burbank Animal Shelter; where he was adopted, nurtured and trained on a rescue mission during kidnappings.

Dog training are a heavy investment for many homeowners and military; they are celebrated for their exemplary performance in carrying out extraordinary duties. The German shepherd dogs’ are renowned for rescue missions