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Only after he dived into the water to save his wife did the man realize how treacherous the waters were. He struggled against the current, but it was just too strong; he couldn’t keep afloat much longer. Suddenly, though, he felt a strong, furry body by his side.

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In March 2015 the actions of a brave dog wowed the media just as much as they stunned his human owners. The dog in question was three-year-old Nico, a fluffy Bernese mountain dog. He had been adopted two months previous as a rescue from an animal shelter.

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In fact, Nico’s new family, Dan Clarke and his wife Vivian, from Southern California, were cautioned against adopting him. Apparently, shelter staff told the Clarkes that Nico was tough to train. Additionally, he was also described as being temperamental, but the family were not put off.

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