This tale demonstrates that a dog’s intelligence is not dependent on its age at all.
The protective nature of a Malamute puppy named North, who was only 8 months old at the time, helped save the life of his owner when she was injured while trekking in the mountains of Croatia. While more than two dozen rescue workers and first responders arrived at the site and worked to save this man, the fluffy Malamute laid on top of his owner for the whole duration of the ordeal, which lasted for 13 hours straight.
Grga Brki was hurt severely when he went over a snowy cliff and slid more than 500 feet downwards. As a result of the fall, he suffered significant injuries to his leg. It didn’t look good for him: he had a fractured leg, and he was stuck in a location that was extremely difficult to get. According to the information provided by the emergency services, Grga fell while descending the section of the summit that was both the steepest and the most inaccessible. When he lost his footing and fell, he was 5,900 feet over the beach.
Thank goodness there were two other hikers who observed the pair in critical danger and were able to call for additional help from other hikers who happened to be nearby. Both hikers agreed that it was the most difficult and potentially life-threatening rescue they had ever witnessed.
Grga’s life was almost certainly saved by North, the Malamute, who managed to keep him warm and prevent him from suffering from hypothermia. North would not part with his master at any point, not even after the arduous and drawn-out process of being rescued, and he stayed attached to him throughout the entire ordeal. Even while he was being transported to an emergency chopper on a stretcher, North did not move from his position next to him.
In a post that was made on Facebook on Sunday, the people who rescued the puppy said that “friendship and love between man and dog have no limits.” “Even after the arrival of the Savior, he did not turn his back on his loyalty… By looking to his example, we can all learn how to care for one another.”
This information was provided to Total Croatia News by Josip Brozievi, who is the head of the Croatian mountain rescue services in Gospi. “The dog spent the entire time cuddled up next to his owner in the pit; he warmed his owner with his body, so keeping the mountaineer from experiencing substantial hypothermia. The mountaineer fractured his lower leg and ankle when he fell.”
Even though this dog is undoubtedly responsible for saving the life of his owner, it is essential to keep in mind that hiking can be quite dangerous for both you and your dog, and we strongly advise against bringing dogs on tough or risky hikes like the one described here.