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We often think of dogs as loyal companions to us, who are there through thick and thin, to help us when we're down and to be with us when we're up.

And that they are, but they also have friends of their own kind.

This video shows just how loyal they can be to other canines, as one is seen guarding its friend after it was hit and killed by a car.

The brown husky was reportedly hit on a busy road in Zhejiang, eastern China, on April 17.

Its friend barked mournfully at it, prodded at it and desperately tried to nurse it back to good health, but unfortunately it didn't work.

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Risking its own life, the pooch waits until a woman, claiming to be the owner, comes to take the dead dog out of the road.

The cream-coloured dog follows its comrade and stays by its side as people tend to it.

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This sort of thing isn't exactly news to anyone; dogs are literally the greatest things on this planet. But that doesn't mean we ever tire of hearing about them.

They'll do anything for you and will always be there until the bitter end.

Mistle the springer spaniel is a prime example of this as she stayed by her owner's side for five hours after he took a tumble during a walk.

David Sparkes had taken Mistle for an evening walk, and after falling to his death she remained loyal, refusing to leave until police found him.

After David didn't return home his family alerted authorities that he was missing, and he was eventually found along the River Severn at Holt Fleet.

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The 65-year-old's daughter, Sally, said her dad and his dog had a 'very special bond'.

"Mistle stayed with him until the very end. She lay with him until we found him," Sally said. "She didn't move from his side even when the police found him in the field.

"It is a bit of comfort when nobody was with my dad. At least the dog was with him.

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"It doesn't surprise me though really. They were inseparable," she added.

Sally said that Mistle became very poorly because she missed David so much, and still looks for him.

Featured Image Credit: Pear Video

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015 with degrees in English Literature and Journalism. Prior to joining the LAD team he did freelance work for Liverpool Football Club fan channel The Redmen TV, appearing on camera and writing articles. He has worked on LADbible commercial projects with Strongbow and The Home Office, as well as launching 'Tales', 'Spotlight' and working on the UOKM8? mental health campaign.

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