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Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby is a very famous dog in Scotland. He was a Skye Terrier who became known in the 19th century for (as legend has it) spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, until his own death on 14 January 1872. Today the story of the beloved Greyfriars Bobby is part and parcel of Edinburgh history. A commemorative statue was erected in his honour. And the lovable pooch shot to fame as his story was re-told through several books and films.