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Loyal Dogs in History

Throughout history, pets weren’t providing just companionship, but true love and loyalty that goes beyond measures.


Statue of Waghya at Raigad Fort
Waghya1670s to 1680

Waghya, (meaning tiger in Marathi), was a mixed-breed pet dog of Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj, known...

Statue of Greyfriars Bobby
Greyfriars BobbyFriday May 4, 1855 to Sunday Jan 14, 1872

Greyfriars Bobby (May 4, 1855 – January 14, 1872) was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-centur...

Hachiko Image
HachikōSaturday Nov 10, 1923 to Friday Mar 8, 1935

Hachikō (November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935) was a Japanese Akita dog remembered for his remarkable l...

Sculpture of Shep
Shep (American dog)1930s to Monday Jan 12, 1942

Shep was the name given to a herding dog that appeared at the Great Northern Railway station one day...

Borgo San Lorenzo monument to Fido
Fido (dog)1941 to Monday Jun 9, 1958

Fido (1941 – June 9, 1958) was an Italian dog that came to public attention in 1943 because of his d...

Red Dog statue
Red Dog (Pilbara)1971 to Wednesday Nov 21, 1979

Red Dog (c. 1971 – 21 November 1979) was a kelpie/cattle dog cross that was well known for his trave...

Dżok Monument
Džok1990 to 1998

EDżok is a Black mongrel dog (1990–1991), throughout the entire year, Dżok was seen waiting in vain ...