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11 of the bravest dogs in history

By: Noel Kirkpatrick on May 23, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
One dog protects another after the tsunami

Photo: LNeilB2/YouTube/Japan TV

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Tsunami-surviving dogs

Dogs aren't only man's best friend, they also help one another. After an earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan in March, residents scrambled for shelter. The media was stunned by the dog who stayed by the side of an injured dog. The guard dog growled and barked at approaching humans, no doubt concerned for his canine companion's welfare.

Eventually, rescuers were able to calm down the dog — enough to bring both dogs to safety.