It seems that cats aren't the only ones with nine lives!
This hounddog was found in February 2011 by British soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and boy was he a mess!
The little guy had his ears cut off, which is traditional for a fighting dog, but he was also stabbed and a car ran him over. The British patrol picked him up, and doctors treated the wounds. Then later, they found Wylie again with his muzzle cut open! After they fixed that, patrollers found Wylie with more injuries another time! The third visit, he suffered from a chest stab wound and had part of his tail cut off.
But Wylie is clearly a survivor, and now he and owner Sarah Singleton are going to compete in the Crufts dog show during the Scruffts grand finale on Friday! His owner says the mutt is a “gentle, trusting and loving dog.”
What a heartwarming story! And triumphant! Go get ‘em, Wylie!
[Image via Daybreak.]
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Elizabeth the Lhasa Apso!
Crufts is the UK equivalent of the Westminster Dog Show and it's the largest in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The 7-year-old doggy is owned by the proud Margaret Anderson.
Funny fact about the Lhasa Apso: they were bred in Tibet as guard dogs for Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan nobility.
Not sure how effective of a guard they'd be with that long hair running down their faces but maybe they used to rock ponytails.
Congrats to Elizabeth the dog and Margaret Anderson!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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It's always so cool to watch dogs run an agility obstacle course.
Well this dog was running the course at Crufts this year which is the world's largest dog show.
The dog made it almost all the way through the obstacles but, once the finish line was in sight, nature called.
Check out the above video to see one dog decide he'd rather relieve himself than go for the gold.
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