Dog Breeds That Have Saved People's Lives 


Bloodhounds have saved people lost in the wilderness by tracking scents over long distances. 

Border Collie

Border Collies have guided lost children to safety using their herding instincts. Lassie the fictional collie was famous for rescues.  

German Shepherd  

German Shepherds serve as police, military and seeing eye dogs. Their intelligence aids search and rescue efforts.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards have saved people trapped in snow avalanches for hundreds of years. Their barrel bodies held brandy casks.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers serve as guide dogs and as search and rescue dogs. Their keen nose aids detection efforts.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers commonly work as bomb and narcotics sniffing dogs. Their high intelligence aids law enforcement.

Pit Bull

Pit Bulls have served as police K9s and therapy dogs. Owners share stories of them saving owners from danger.

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