Doberman Pinscher, to the family, she was reluctant. They already owned a fox terrier, and besides, she had allergies. Little did the Staten Island resident know, the new dog would be what she calls her "lifesaving puppy," detecting stage two breast cancer even though she had gone for a mammogram only six months earlier.
You can see Troy all grown up and competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show next week. Besides being a hero, he's currently the ninth-ranked Doberman pinscher in the country and number one in the state of New York and has done training to be a therapy dog for his postshow career. What did you do today?
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The story begins three years ago when Troy's breeder asked if the family could take him home a month earlier than expected. "He was a tiny little thing," Papazian, now 56, tells Yahoo Shine. "One night he was curledRead More »from Puppy Detects Owner's Breast Cancer, Is Officially Woman's Best Friend