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11 of the bravest dogs in history

May 23, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
A statue of Greyfriar's Bobby

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Man's best friend

The phrase "man's best friend" has new meaning when you consider these brave canines. We highlight some of the bravest dogs in history, from a black poodle who fought in the Napoleonic Wars to the Belgian Malinois involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Pictured is the famous statue in Edinburgh, Scotland, of Greyfriars Bobby, a terrier who guarded the grave of his owner for 14 years. (Text: Noel Kirkpatrick/MNN)