Hi! This is the second installment in our 3 part series, this time discussing another quintessential trait of our 4 legged friends: bravery.
For the record, I’m not quite sure how brave Tongka is – if thunderstorms and fireworks were the litmus test, he wouldn’t pass the test!
But, like people, all dogs – even from the same breed – are wildly different, and we do like these stories of special, famous individuals.
We hope you too enjoy.
Thank you so much,
Sidra, David and Tongka
However, the last of 53 miles was covered by Gunnar Kaasen with Leonhard Seppala’s other dog, Balto, whom the owner considered useful only for carrying mail for short distances.
The antitoxin had thus traveled 674 miles in about 127 and a half hours, a path that the normal couriers did in 25 days, with an average temperature of 40 degrees below zero. Of all these dogs involved in the race, Balto became the most famous, arriving at Nome on 2 February 1925.
In 1927 a statue was dedicated to Balto in Central Park (New York City). Still, the thought – as the inscription states – goes to all those dogs that carried the antitoxin necessary to save on the rough ice, through storms and dangerous waters. The town of Nome.
The Dobermann is a dog that binds so much to the family. He establishes a very close relationship with his master, so he would also give his life if necessary. He is very affectionate and patient even with children, with whom he is very protective and from which, at the time of the game, he gets everything done. He needs a master who makes him socialize from an early age, who is determined and confident, so that the dog, with his exuberance, does not take over.
Dobermann is a dog that, in the past, was used by the army as an order carrier and is now used as a rescue and research dog.
He is a dog with a majestic, proud, and elegant appearance, which may seem almost austere. Still, if he gets a little ball under his eyes, the game frenzy starts, and he doesn’t stop it anymore.
As for bravery, dogs trained to work, know how to recognize dangers, and do not flinch when they have to protect their human friends.
However, even the dogs we have at home can demonstrate great qualities and courage in the most unpredictable situations. There are families saved from fires, from the intrusion of thieves, from floods, even from gas leaks. Thanks to the intelligence and courage of their beloved dog.
All cases of brave dogs are due to the protective instinct of the dog, combined with proper training and a strong relationship with the owner. The bond is built day by day, with love.