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German Shepherd saves owner’s life

One Alaska man is truly grateful for his best friend, after his German Shepherd ‘Buddy’ saved his life – with the help of a state trooper who was quick enough to recognize the animal’s signals.

And now Buddy the dog has been honored for his quick thinking and absolute determination to ensure his owner was saved.

Buddy’s owner Ben Heinrichs, 23, was in his garage working on parts for his truck when a spark ignited some gasoline that was on his clothing, he told reporters.

He ran out of the building to roll around in the snow and put out the flames, shutting the door behind him to stop the fire from spreading. The moment he did, he realized he had shut Buddy inside the now burning building.

Once he let Buddy out, he told the dog, ‘We need to get help!’ and the dog just took off running.

A trooper who was trying to respond to a call about the blazing building, but had gotten some misdirection from hi GPS Device, spotted Buddy’s shadow heading down the road.

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