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  • Greyfriars Bobby is a very famous dog in Edinburgh, 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.

  • As a final token to his loyalty, he was buried close to his master in the Greyfriars Kirkyard.

  • A commemorative life-sized statue of Bobby was created by William Brodie. It was erected in his honour. 

  • Today the story of the beloved Greyfriars Bobby is part and parcel of Edinburgh history. And the lovable pooch shot to fame as his story was re-told through several books and films.

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