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09/09/2016, 21:05

A dog saves life of his owner and gets a reward

A female Siberian Husky named Blanka won the 55th annual Dog Loyalty Award on Tuesday, for saving the life of her 9-year-old owner Gianmarco.

Blanka woke Gianmarco's parents last November when he was nearly unconscious from severe hypoglycemia, also known as diabetic shock, during the night.

Although not specifically trained to do so, Blanka performed similarly to dogs who can detect low blood sugar levels by scent. The Dog Loyalty Award began in 1962 and is announced each year between August 12-16 in the small northern town of San Rocco in Camogli, near Genoa.

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