Dogs capable of interspecies adoption

Interspecies relationships often make the news as human interest stories.  Dogs have developed caring relationships for a variety of species, including cats, rabbits, and lambs.

What this means, essentially, is the great depth at which dogs have emotional lives and the capacity to bond.  They bond to us – why not to other animals?

This video, of an Australian Dalmatian who took a spotted lamb under its protection, is an example of the interspecies bond that dogs can form.

What stories do you have about a dog bonding with another animals?

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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