Extraordinary Dogs

NATURE takes a close look at a familiar friend with an amazing capacity for love and learning in Extraordinary Dogs.

Dogs are anything but common animals. They develop lifelong bonds with the people that take care of them. Sometimes, they instinctively know when a human or animal companion is in trouble and in need of help. Whether it’s assisting the disabled or finding a person trapped underneath snow, dogs can be counted on to get the job done.

Loveable and dependable, canines have been assisting their human pals for hundreds of years — from pulling dogsleds to helping the blind get through the day safely. Dogs’ desire to please and willingness to follow commands make them good working partners as well as loving companions.

Through heartwarming and intimate personal stories about individual dogs and their owners, NATURE explores the world of dogs that go beyond “man’s best friend”.

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Online content for Extraordinary Dogs was originally posted March 1997.

  • Yazo

    That is the cutest dog in the world.
    I want one.

  • phillip

    do you like ya man i like.

  • phillip

    i thing this is like a star in the sky

  • keisha

    awwwwwww how cute

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  • coolpiki

    kwl worlf uv it!!!!!Gemme one like that!

  • petra mendoza

    Did you know that the dogs involved from wolfs. The wolf is so cute and i wish i could do something to save those beutiful animals.

  • rodrigo

    i wish i had a wolf as a pet but not that much cause he probably would die.i rather let him live in his or her own habitat!!!!!!

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  • kimberly

    off the hook that dogs got style if u ask me

  • lauren

    this is cute!

  • kayleigh

    no that dog is totaly NOT cute and there i said it

  • gigi

    this dog looks weird. it kind of looks like a wolf not even close to a dog!

  • fouts

    i love that picture

  • Diana

    No artist will draw perfectly to an animals image. No animal will ever not matter.

  • kennadi

    I believe all dogs are cute

  • mincy

    all animals should not take the animals how cute they are they all need a home and people need to give every animal they can suport and a nice home to live at

  • Susan

    Dogs are so wonderful. My dachsund knows my moods..She is my little clown, and acts silly just to see me laugh. If I am crying she’ll come over and put her head on me. I then feel better.

  • Blad

    He looks majestic. There is no stronger bond then that between a canine and who they befriend. Look at those eyes in the pic. They are deep. I look at my tiny maltese who sleeps with me. He keeps his eyes wide open at night for the slightest sound to warn and protest me. If that isn’t love then I have no idea what is :)

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  • Ronnie

    Could always get a wolfdog , apparently it,s quite legal. A Czech /Siberian wolf crossed with an Alsatian I believe.

  • Kristen Bieger

    What a gorgeous wolf! I wish I could help them. But I already have the most adorable puppy in the world!!! Her name is Angel. She is a tiny papillion mix. She has golden fur, with a few black patches here and there. Oh, and I have a german shepord named Jack, and- oh sorry, I got carried away. The wolf is so cute! =)

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