Target was a war hero. A stray dog who ended up befriending a group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, he put his own life in peril when he attacked a suicide bomber trying to blow up a military base. Target was the scrappy kind--he got his name for the various cuts and scrapes he brandished after countless brushes with death in the war-torn country. After being named a hero he was brought to the States to live the good life with a loving family. But when he ran away from home and ended up in a kennel, he was accidentally euthanized.
The heart-breaking story of Target has commanded an outpouring of sympathies and awareness of just how amazing dogs can be. In honor of Target and dogs everywhere, here's a few other other incredible canines who proved that not only are they smarter than cats, they're sometimes smarter than humans. And at least as brave. So what do you say, can they come up on the bed?Read More »from The hero dogs we're thankful for