German shepherd Stays 23 Days Next to Deceased Owner

Talero is a German shepherd who loyally stayed next to his owner, Bernardo Leónidas Quirós, for 23 days, after Quirós died in a snow storm in Argentina.

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In mid July, Quirós took his wife, two children, and Talero on a family trip to visit his brother in the southern region of Argentina, but on the way there, their car broke down on low traffic road. When this happened, Quirós decided to exit the car taking along his dog Talero in search of help. However, there was a heavy snow storm in the area and reports say Quirós probably got disoriented and lost in the storm.

Quirós’s body was found frozen 23 days later in Alto Río Senguer, Patagonia, Argentina. The discovery was made by a family member who recognized the German shepherd standing near the body.

“Quirós’s body was found under a bush thanks to his loyal dog that remained next to his owner and when the rescue unit was nearby, the dog came forward,” said one of the rescuers.

Authorities said the body shown no signs of violence. They concluded Quirós died from exposure to the cold elements and frostbite. There were signs that Talero tried keeping his owner warm by laying near his feet, torso and head. Quirós’s family, who had remained in the car, was found days after the car broke down. All are in good health.


  1. Anonymous says on  08/13/2013 at 8:02 pm

    what a darling dog. much love to the family, make sure you look
    after this dog, he’ll certainly look after you. x

  2. cindayjon says on  08/13/2013 at 11:08 pm

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  3. Larkin says on  08/14/2013 at 1:23 am

    Hmm. How did the dog survive for 23 days without food or water in conditions that killed a full grown man? Why didn’t the family find him sooner? Presumably he was within walking distance of where their car broke down. Strange.

    • Anonymous says on  08/14/2013 at 3:18 am

      Are you serious?? Many animals, even domesticated, resort to instinct to survive. The dog has fur, and was surrounded by water (snow). There is nothing ‘strange’ about this, you should get out more often. It was a heavy snowstorm in a very rural area.

    • JonErick says on  08/15/2013 at 6:52 pm

      Another anonymous know it all lol

  4. Dave says on  08/14/2013 at 11:10 am

    Dogs are the most amazing animals, more loving, loyal, and understanding than humans. We know so little about them.

  5. Enrique Campitelli says on  08/31/2013 at 4:05 pm

    The photo is not authentic. I take a real in place. See Diario de Rio Negro

  6. Idetrorce says on  09/07/2013 at 12:26 pm

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  7. Anonymous says on  10/05/2013 at 9:35 am

    gsd is the more loyal breed ….

  8. Grace Nicolay says on  10/05/2013 at 7:57 pm

    until I saw the paycheck 4 $5852, I didnt believe that…my… sister woz like realey making money parttime on there computar.. there aunt has done this for only about eight months and resently paid the mortgage on their cottage and bought Mitsubishi Evo. check my source

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