There have been so many dogs throughout history whose heroic dog tales and chivalrous acts we don't focus on. Today, we're showcasing just four of the ways pooches can be Knights in Furry Armor.
1. Just a bit of canine caring
Therapy dogs come in all shapes and sizes. So you won't be surprised to find out that these dogs provide everything from love, affection, and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes and well, even disaster relief areas. Now that's a knight in furry armour, if we say so!
2. Hero dogs
Search and rescue dogs are the hard-working heroes in some of today's natural disasters and in the war on drugs. Dogs such as German shepherds are largely used for their keen scent detection but different breeds are being used by police, prisons and search and rescue operations daily.
3. Sniffing out health issues
It's no secret that dogs have a great sense of smell, but it has been reported that dogs have been able to sniff out everything from seizures to cancer, and even low-blood sugar for diabetics. Seriously, what can't dogs do!
4. Guiding those who help
Different from therapy dogs, guide dogs are trained to lead their owners safely around obstacles and there are hearing dogs that make it easier for those dealing with deaf or hearing issues lead their day-to-day with independence and safety.