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AVIGNON, France, March 06, 2013 (AFP) - A French woman's loyal German Shepherd dog saved her from committing suicide by knocking aside a rifle she tried to fire into her heart, local police said. The 63-year-old woman had walked into her garden in the southern town of Sorgues in the Vaucluse region, fired several test shots of a 22-calibre rifle and then turned the gun on her chest. "At the moment she pulled the trigger, her dog jumped on her and diverted the shot," a local police officer told AFP, adding that the dog...

Luca, an 8-year-old German Shepherd, saved hundreds of lives of U.S. troops over her years on duty, according to KABC-TV. This week, she received a hero's welcome at Universal City along with her handler, Sgt. Chris Willingham. The two are on a cross-country tour promoting the working dog team's national monument. Sadly, while on deployment in Afghanistan, Luca was sniffing for bombs when a booby trap device went off, and she lost her left paw. However, she is still as brave as ever. "She's a very resilient dog and she's saved numerous lives," said Willingham....

You know those times when you just have to pick up one or two things from the drug store, but it's Saturday, and you just can't be bothered to put on pants? Or maybe you just did a big grocery shopping only to return home to discover that you forgot one item, and it's not like you're going to go all the way back to the store for that one thing. That's when having a dog like this around would come in real handy. Trained to shop on behalf of his owners, the dog can only carry a bag containing a few small items at a time, but it's enough to eliminate some of those annoying errands that you're too lazy to do yourself. Our dogs have so much more potential that we usually give them credit for....

Nus89, Flickr Name: Maya Location: Asturias, Spain Age: 45 days Breed: German shepherd mix Favorite Toy: A pink dog plush Favorite Treat: Bay leaves Likes: Car rides Dislikes: The leash, being brushed Weird Quirk: Maya loves to bite her adoptive mother's tail! If you'd like to submit your pet for a chance to be featured as Paw Nation's Cute Pet of the Day, upload your favorite pet photos to our Flickr pool! More Cute Pets...

Brandon712, Flickr Name: Panzer Location: Fredericksburg, Va. Age: 9 months Breed: German shepherd Favorite Toy: Tennis balls Favorite Treat: Greenies Likes: Panzer likes visitors, walks, playing outside, sticks and digging holes in the back yard. Dislikes: He doesn't like being left alone. Weird Quirks: He'll defecate only in his owners' yard. Fun Fact: His name is German for "tank."...

A Belgian Malinois. podilatis, Flickr Obviously the news this week has been dominated by one story: the demise of Osama bin Laden. While the grisly details of that affair may not be something you'd typically read about under the Paw Nation masthead, it is worth mentioning that this, like many U.S. military actions before it, involves four-legged, furry heroics. That's right; the Navy SEAL team that brought down Osama bin Laden counted a single canine unit among its ranks, according to the Huffington Post. The exact identity of the dog, like its Navy SEAL counterparts, remains a mystery. Reportedly the animal was a Belgian Malinois, although reports indicate it may have been a German...