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Military dog 'refuses to let its retiring handler leave' after spending day and night with the soldier for two years

 

In China, an emotional moment occurred when a military dog refused to let its handler quit when the officer retired.

The dog is seen chasing after the soldier and wrapping its arms around him, as if trying to deter him from walking out of the barracks.



Da Mao, a three-year-old golden retriever, and his owner, Jia Chuan, had been inseparable after working side by side for the past two years, according to state media.

According to state broadcaster CCTV, Mr Jia was set to retire recently after serving in the Chinese army for eight years.

As he prepared to leave the base, the officer said a tearful goodbye to Da Mao, his first search and rescue dog.  After working side by side for the past two years, Mr Jia and his four-legged partner formed a close bond and became best friends.



The officer is seen in the video petting Da Mao one last time before walking away after handing over Da Mao to his colleague.

However, the dog appeared to be attempting to prevent its trainer from leaving as it rushed towards the man after breaking free from the leash.

Da Mao then leapt into Mr Jia's embrace, wrapping its paws around him and refusing to let go of the officer.



When the dog's new trainer attempted to lead it away, it kept running back to the retiring soldier.

The touching moment, which was captured at an undisclosed venue, touched many people's hearts after it was shared online. 'This is making me cry,' one commenter said. 'Can they give the officer the dog?'

 


'The cute dog knows everything!' wrote another viewer. 'Warmest regards to the veteran.'

Another tearful farewell was caught at a barracks in Xinjiang, western China, where a sniffer dog named Bei Bei had a difficult time watching its trainer retire.

In the August video, the German shepherd can be seen with its mouth gripping the officer's duffel bag and refusing to let go.

After the trainer waved farewell to his best mate, the hound attempted to stop the car door from closing and continued pursuing the moving vehicle.


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