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December 17, 2013 at 8:00 AMComments: 2 Faves: 0

A Dog and a Fox, Friends?

By Victoria Swanson More Blogs by This AuthorFrom the Paws & Awws Blog Series

Disney has nothing on this real life The Fox and the Hound story! Or maybe they do?

In Norway, a Shepherd dog has made friends with a wild fox. Yes, you heard me correctly. This unlikely duo is inseparable and are often found romping, racing, playing, and even sleeping together.

Tinni, a Shepherd dog, and his pet-parent Torgeir Berge, live in the wilderness of Norway. One day, while out exploring, the Shepherd's pet-parent witnessed the interaction Tinni had with the wild fox and instead of intervening, he picked up his camera and started taking pictures of the two frolicking together. He has dubbed the fox with the nickname of "Sniffer," and is currently working on writing a children's book about this unique friendship.

The pair continues to seek each other out in the wilderness to spend time with each other.

How would you have handled the situation if your dog encountered a wild fox?


Twenty Two Words - Real Life Fox and the Hound

Philly - Tinni the Dog, and Sniffer the Fox

Photo Credits:

Torgeir Berge

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  • Hi Rick~

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    I hope that helps.

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