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Lifedogs

Swimmers off of Italy’s beaches are protected each summer by specially trained canine lifeguards.

In this 2007 photo provided by SICS, the Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio-Italian School of Canine Lifeguards, a terranova dog jumps from a lifeguard boat during a training in Isola D'Elba island, Italy. Italian School of Canine Lifeguards via AP
Alyssha the dog, and her lifeguard Donatella Pasquale, are lowered from a helicopter during an exercise at Lago D'Iseo lake in Italy in 2006. Italian School of Canine Lifeguards via AP
Mas the dog, and his lifeguard and school founder Ferruccio Pilenga, perform a rescue during a training at Isola D'Elba island, Italy, in this 2007 photo. Italian School of Canine Lifeguards via AP
Mas the dog, jumps from a helicopter ahead of his lifeguard and school founder Ferruccio Pilenga, during a patent test at Lago D'Iseo lake in Italy, in September 2008. Italian School of Canine Lifeguards via AP
Lifeguard dogs of the Italian school perform a makeshift rescue operation at an international lifeguard meeting in Winterbach, Germany. Italian School of Canine Lifeguards via AP