History Main / HeroicDog

11th Mar '17 1:15:21 AM Foxdogs
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* When the Frog brothers were cornered by a vampire in ''Film/TheLostBoys'', it was Nanook the husky (also an EvilDetectingDog) who jumped up at it and pushed it into the bathtub where the brothers' holy water supply was stored. ([[FridgeBrilliance All the more impressive]], in that Nanook may well have ''figured out'' that this would work, having just seen the brothers splash the vampire with water from the tub and burn its face!) Nanook also bravely guarded Sam from Michael when the latter became a half-vampire and was nearly overcome by HorrorHunger.

to:

* When the Frog brothers were cornered by a vampire in ''Film/TheLostBoys'', it was Nanook the husky Alaskan malamute (also an EvilDetectingDog) who jumped up at it and pushed it into the bathtub where the brothers' holy water supply was stored. ([[FridgeBrilliance All the more impressive]], in that Nanook may well have ''figured out'' that this would work, having just seen the brothers splash the vampire with water from the tub and burn its face!) Nanook also bravely guarded Sam from Michael when the latter became a half-vampire and was nearly overcome by HorrorHunger.
2nd Mar '17 8:46:09 AM Leporidae
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Uncle Sam, the CanineCompanion to the protagonist of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill''. Three installments into the serial he sniffs out a German spy - and that's before he and Golden Eyes have enlisted! Once the two of them make it to France and join the Red Cross, Uncle Sam proceeds to knock out an enemy officer, assist with the transport of captured German intelligence papers, lead American troops to the location where Golden Eyes is being held captive, and work to find wounded soldiers after battles.
2nd Feb '17 11:27:11 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' trailer has a Team Plasma grunt order her Seviper to attack ''the trainers'' who are interrupting them, skipping the whole 'Pokemon battle' business and going straight to taking out the actual witnesses to their operation in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy move. Cue [[CanisMajor big badass fire-dog]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43a9bhqgL1qczibyo1_500.gif Arcanine to the rescue]], who intercepts the snake and launches it into low orbit with a physics-defying aerial throw.

to:

** The ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' trailer has a Team Plasma grunt order her Seviper to attack ''the trainers'' who are interrupting them, skipping the whole 'Pokemon battle' business and going straight to taking out the actual witnesses to their operation in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy move.operation. Cue [[CanisMajor big badass fire-dog]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43a9bhqgL1qczibyo1_500.gif Arcanine to the rescue]], who intercepts the snake and launches it into low orbit with a physics-defying aerial throw.
1st Feb '17 5:11:25 PM Stealth
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' trailer has a Team Plasma grunt order her Seviper to attack ''the trainers'' who are interrupting them, skipping the whole 'Pokemon battle' business and going straight to taking out the actual witnesses to their operation in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy move. Cue [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43a9bhqgL1qczibyo1_500.gif Arcanine to the rescue]], who intercepts the snake and launches it into low orbit with a physics-defying aerial throw.

to:

** The ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' trailer has a Team Plasma grunt order her Seviper to attack ''the trainers'' who are interrupting them, skipping the whole 'Pokemon battle' business and going straight to taking out the actual witnesses to their operation in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy move. Cue [[CanisMajor big badass fire-dog]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43a9bhqgL1qczibyo1_500.gif Arcanine to the rescue]], who intercepts the snake and launches it into low orbit with a physics-defying aerial throw.
1st Feb '17 5:07:02 PM Stealth
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' trailer has a Team Plasma grunt order her Seviper to attack ''the trainers'' who are interrupting them, skipping the whole 'Pokemon battle' business and going straight to taking out the actual witnesses to their operation in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy move. Cue [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43a9bhqgL1qczibyo1_500.gif Arcanine to the rescue]], who intercepts the snake and launches it into low orbit with a physics-defying aerial throw.
29th Jan '17 8:14:23 AM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Several of Bailey's incarnations in ''Literature/ADogsPurpose''. As Bailey himself, he saves his owner Ethan and his mother during a house fire. For added benefit, he catches the punk who caused it. Then, as Ellie, a police dog, he rescues a drowning girl and saves his handler's life--at the cost of his own.
5th Jan '17 5:47:33 AM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played to the extreme in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', where the Gargoyle Hound Bronx, and later another hound from Avalon, who shows up at least twice, help their 'masters'. Bronx exhibits above-average intelligence for a dog - he's no astrophysicist, but can understand basic commands in human speech, and often helps pull his friends to safety. In one episode, [[spoiler: Lexington and Brooklyn are trapped in electrified cages, as is Bronx. Out of boredom, Brooklyn pokes repeatedly at the bars, following each spark with a monotone "Ow". Lexington notices the lights flicker, and tells Bronx to escape; he and Brooklyn grab the bars, diverting enough power that Bronx can bend the bars of his cage and run off for help.]]

to:

* Played to the extreme in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', where the Gargoyle Hound Bound Bronx, and later another hound from Avalon, who shows up at least twice, help their 'masters'. Bronx exhibits above-average intelligence for a dog - he's no astrophysicist, but can understand basic commands in human speech, and often helps pull his friends to safety. In one episode, [[spoiler: Lexington and Brooklyn are trapped in electrified cages, as is Bronx. Out of boredom, Brooklyn pokes repeatedly at the bars, following each spark with a monotone "Ow". Lexington notices the lights flicker, and tells Bronx to escape; he and Brooklyn grab the bars, diverting enough power that Bronx can bend the bars of his cage and run off for help.]]



** Throughout 2014, there were a slew of embarrassing screw-ups by the Secret Service. In one incident, two Secret Service dogs named Jordan and Hurricane rushed a White House fence jumper and despite sustaining minor injuries, ultimately prevented him from getting into the residence. An [[http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/us/k-9-agents-lift-spirits-of-the-secret-service-with-heroics-at-the-white-house.html article]] about the incident not only commended the dogs for their bravery, but snarked that the dogs were doing a better job than their human counterparts.
** [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_(dog) A 7 year old Belgian Malinois named Diesel]] was killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Saint-Denis, outside of Paris, in the wake of the attacks that took place in November 2015.



* In the most recent of several embarrassing screw-ups by the Secret Service, two Secret Service dogs named Jordan and Hurricane rushed a White House fence jumper and despite sustaining minor injuries, ultimately prevented him from getting into the residence. An article about the incident not only commended the dogs for their bravery, but snarked that the dogs were doing a better job than their human counterparts.



* A 7 year old Belgian Malinois named Diesel was killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Saint-Denis, outside of Paris, in the wake of the attacks that took place in November 2015.
19th Dec '16 8:33:11 AM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A Belgian Malinois dog named Cairo who was initially the only member of the team identified was among the group of elite Navy Seals that conducted the fateful raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Considering that a police dog was among the many officers killed on 9/11, this almost doubles as a AndThisIsFor moment.
*** Speaking of whom, Sirius was a 4-year old golden labrador, a bomb-detecting canine for the Port Authority Police Department. His partner, Officer David Lim, left him in his kennel in the basement of the South Tower when he dashed off to aid in evacuating the buildings, but promised to come back for him. He was unable to rescue him before the collapse (because he himself was trapped in the rubble of the ''North'' Tower), but he still kept his promise by returning to the site to search for victims. When Sirius' remains were found on January 22, 2002, he was given all the respect that had been bestowed to his human counterparts--the machines were silenced, his remains were draped with a flag, a priest said a prayer over him, and all those present saluted as he was carried to a police truck . A memorial service in April of 2002 was attended by 400 people, including 100 K-9 teams, two dog parks (one in Battery Park City, the other in New Jersey) were named after him, and he was awarded the Victoria Cross by the British Embassy.
* A BadassAdorable called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog) Smoky]] (aka "Yorkie Doodle Dandy"), a four pound, 7 inch high Yorkshire Terrier found in New Guinea who participated in twelve WW2 combat missions, was awarded eight battle stars, saved her human from being hit by incoming anti-aircraft shells, ran a communication line underground (saving the Army engineers three days of dangerous digging work), and became the first therapy dog in the US. [[Comic/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] would be proud.

to:

** A BadassAdorable called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog) Smoky]] (aka "Yorkie Doodle Dandy"), a four pound, 7 inch high Yorkshire Terrier found in New Guinea who participated in twelve WW2 combat missions, was awarded eight battle stars, saved her human from being hit by incoming anti-aircraft shells, ran a communication line underground (saving the Army engineers three days of dangerous digging work), and became the first therapy dog in the US. [[Comic/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] would be proud.
** A Belgian Malinois dog named Cairo who was initially the only member of the team identified was among the group of elite Navy Seals that conducted the fateful raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Considering that a police dog was among the many officers killed on 9/11, this almost practically doubles as either LaserGuidedKarma or a AndThisIsFor moment.
*** Speaking of whom, Sirius was a 4-year old golden labrador, a bomb-detecting canine for the Port Authority Police Department. His partner, Officer David Lim, left him in his kennel in the basement of the South Tower when he dashed off to aid in evacuating the buildings, but promised to come back for him. He was unable to rescue him before the collapse (because he himself was trapped in the rubble of the ''North'' Tower), but he still kept his promise by returning to the site to search for victims. When Sirius' remains were found on January 22, 2002, he was given all the respect that had been bestowed to his human counterparts--the machines were silenced, his remains were draped with a flag, a priest said a prayer over him, and all those present saluted as he was carried to a police truck . A memorial service in April of 2002 was attended by 400 people, including 100 K-9 teams, two dog parks (one in Battery Park City, the other in New Jersey) were named after him, and he was awarded the Victoria Cross by the British Embassy.
* A BadassAdorable called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog) Smoky]] (aka "Yorkie Doodle Dandy"), a four pound, 7 inch high Yorkshire Terrier found in New Guinea who participated in twelve WW2 combat missions, was awarded eight battle stars, saved her human from being hit by incoming anti-aircraft shells, ran a communication line underground (saving the Army engineers three days of dangerous digging work), and became the first therapy dog in the US. [[Comic/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] would be proud.
Embassy.



** Omar Eduardo Rivera (who is blind) was on the 71st floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Fearing that he would never make it down the stairs in time, he released his dog Dorado from his harness so that the animal might have a chance to escape. The dog ''came back'', nudged and pawed at him until it was finally obvious he was not leaving without his master, and led him down 70 flights of stairs to safety.

to:

** Omar Eduardo Rivera (who is blind) was on the 71st floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Fearing that he would never make it down the stairs in time, he released his guide dog Dorado from his harness so that the animal might have a chance to escape. The dog ''came back'', nudged and pawed at him until it was finally obvious he was not leaving without his master, and led him down 70 flights of stairs to safety.
8th Dec '16 6:45:15 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A BadassAdorable called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog) Smoky]] (aka "Yorkie Doodle Dandy"), a four pound, 7 inch high Yorkshire Terrier found in New Guinea who participated in twelve combat missions, was awarded eight battle stars, saved her human from being hit by incoming anti-aircraft shells, ran a communication line underground (saving the Army engineers three days of dangerous digging work), and became the first therapy dog in the US. [[Comic/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] would be proud.

to:

* A BadassAdorable called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog) Smoky]] (aka "Yorkie Doodle Dandy"), a four pound, 7 inch high Yorkshire Terrier found in New Guinea who participated in twelve WW2 combat missions, was awarded eight battle stars, saved her human from being hit by incoming anti-aircraft shells, ran a communication line underground (saving the Army engineers three days of dangerous digging work), and became the first therapy dog in the US. [[Comic/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] would be proud.
8th Dec '16 6:40:26 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A BadassAdorable called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog) Smoky]] (aka "Yorkie Doodle Dandy"), a four pound, 7 inch high Yorkshire Terrier found in New Guinea who participated in twelve combat missions, was awarded eight battle stars, saved her human from being hit by incoming anti-aircraft shells, ran a communication line underground (saving the Army engineers three days of dangerous digging work), and became the first therapy dog in the US. [[Comic/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] would be proud.
This list shows the last 10 events of 311. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HeroicDog