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Those Amazing Dogs!

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Tilly the Australian Cattle Dog is in mid-air jumping into the water off of a dock

Tilly the Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) jumping off the dock into the water.

Spike the Australian Cattle Dog is in mid-air sideways jumping up and catching an item as two other dogs watch from the ground.

"This is Spike, an 8-year-old Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler). Spike was rescued when he was a few months old; he had been tied to a huge chain since he was 12 weeks old. The owners gladly gave him up when I asked, because they couldn't handle the busy personality that Heelers are notorious for! Spike has been an extremely loyal and wonderful dog ever since. He is actually a little on the lazy side, that is until a ball is thrown! This picture is an everyday occurrence around our house. Every time a ball is thrown, he leaps into the air and does a complete flip before chasing it. Sometimes he will catch the ball as it flies past him!"

Spike the Australian Cattle Dog is sideways high in the air catching a ball with a second dog watching from the ground.

Spike the Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) jumping to catch the ball.

Spike the Australian Cattle Dog is sideways high up in the air catching a ball as another dog is on its hind legs on the ground aiming at the ball and a third dog watches.

Spike the Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) jumping to catch the ball.

Toby the Chocalate Lab is several feet off of the ground jumping up to grab a stick out of a persons hand. The picture is in black and white

"This is Toby, a 1 ½-year-old Chocolate Lab. In the black-and-white photo he's jumping to a height of about 6 feet (I'm 6'1"). I think it's pretty amazing."

Toby the Chocalate Lab has all four paws off of the ground as he lands from a jump with a large stick in its mouth. The picture is Sepis toned

Toby, a 1 ½-year-old Chocolate Lab jumping for a stick.

Tom the Short Haired Pointer is jumping into a body of water with a stick in its mouth. There is a person standing on a dock behind it.

"Tom is a unique dog with a unique name for a dog. Tom is a shorthair Pointer that loves to be in the water and can't resist chasing a Frisbee."

Rosie the Miniature Schnauzer is nursing a litter of puppies and also a raccoon

Rosie the Miniature Schnauzer had a litter of puppies and happily took in two orphaned baby raccoons, treating them no differently than her own puppies.

"The mom of the two baby raccoons fell down into a space of the wall at a friend’s house and I guess she died. They had to take a piece of the wall out to retrieve the coons. He came to work and asked me if I knew of anyone that wanted two baby raccoons. Me being such an animal fanatic I have always wanted a baby raccoon so I went to get them. When I brought them home I was trying to feed them with a bottle and they were getting mad when I tried to put the nipple of the bottle in their mouths. So Rosie the momma Schnauzer was outside and I put the baby raccoons down and they were more scared then Rosie was. Rosie went up to them and started licking them like she does her puppies. After a while of that, I was hoping that she would not hurt them. So I placed the baby raccoons in the bedding that the puppies slept in. I kept checking on them and about one hour later I went back to check and both of them were nursing. Rosie treats them like they are her own. She cleans them and plays with them just like they are her own. I have always heard of other animals taking in other kinds but being a Schnauzer—which is a mouser and loves to chase animals smaller than it—I never imagined that she would take them in."

Two baby raccoons nursing from a dog

Orphaned baby raccoons nursing from Rosie the Miniature Schnauzer

A Baby Raccoon and A Mini Schnauzer are nursing next to each other

Orphaned baby raccoon nursing next to a Mini Schnauzer puppy

If you think you have an amazing dog photo and would like to share please send it in.

Please Note:
To qualify for the Amazing Dog photo section, the photo needs to be of your dog doing something amazing or out of the ordinary. Please do not send in photos out of books, magazines or from other websites without proper permission from the owner of the photo. Due to the high number of photos sent in, not all photos are posted.

A series of Black Paw Prints