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6 Amazing real-life dogs immortalized in film


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Paul Asay - published on 04/21/18

Bobbie the Wonder Dog (1921-27)

Film: Call of the West (1924)

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Problem: Bobbie was just two years old when he was attacked by three other dogs in Indiana and, in a panic, dashed away from them and his very own family, the Braziers. Bigger problem: The Braziers were on a road trip at the time. They actually lived about 2,550 miles away in Silverton, Oregon. The heartbroken family headed home shortly after, stopping for the night at service stations along the way. Six months later, Bobbie somehow found his way home — covering, as estimated by Ripley’s Believe It or Not — about 3,000 miles. His toenails were worn down to nothing and he apparently walked, swam and even crossed the Continental Divide (in the winter!) to find his way back to Oregon. More incredibly, Bobbie apparently tracked his family down by scent sometimes months old: Bobbie visited each and every service area the Braziers spent the night at on his way back home. When Hollywood came calling a year later to make a movie about Bobbie’s trek — called Call of the West — Bobbie wound up starring in it himself. And when Bobbie died a few years later, the famous Rin Tin Tin laid a wreath at the dog’s grave.

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