Border Collie Gets Highest Recognition For Saving Lives Around The World

No dog has ever been knighted in the history of the United Kingdom, but the PDSA Order of Merit bestowed upon Bryn the Border Collie is surely an honorable equivalent.

As a member of the International Search and Rescue Team, along with handler Steve Buckley, Bryn is responsible for saving the lives of people in disasters all around the world. In 2011, Bryn was in Japan, pulling survivors from collapsed buildings after the devastating Tōhoku earthquake.

Pictures of Bryn emerging from the wreckage, covered in blood, actually made international news. Thankful that his dog’s dedication to the job isn’t far outpaced by his ability to heal, Buckley had to call home and let everyone know Bryn would be patched up soon.