Real Life Fox and the Hound

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Considering that dogs and foxes are related, it should come as no surprise to hear of the occasional bond between a set of them. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find more stunning and entertaining photos than the ones of these two!

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Photographer Torgeir Berge lives in the Norwegian forest with his dog, Tinni. One day while out for a walk, they encountered a wild fox. Tinni and the fox, who came to be called Sniffer, developed an unlikely friendship.

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They spend their days frolicking, wrestling and chasing one another in the woods. Torgeir has his camera on hand to capture some of their most breathtaking moments.

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He noted how similar dogs and foxes behave, and calls the fox the “dog of the forest.”

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Their sweet and silly relationship has been such an inspiration that Torgeir has decided to create a book, chronicling their friendship in the form of fairy tales that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. There will also be lots of fox facts and photos of Sniffer and Tinni.

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The book is in the earliest stages of planning, and doesn’t even have a title yet. But it will be printed in Norwegian and English.

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The true purpose of the book will be to raise awareness for foxes, who are raised in small cages and slaughtered for their fur. Torgeir is hoping to see the brutal practice banned in Norway and the rest of the world.

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“Why should some animals be in small, narrow, claustrophobic cages without freedom just because…human kind wants to look good?” asked author Berit Helberg.

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The book is slated for publication some time in 2014, with a sizable portion of the proceeds going towards fox conservation and the anti-fur trade campaign.

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    December 6, 2013 12:33 amPosted 7 months ago
    Carrol

    Such a cool relationship.

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    December 6, 2013 12:47 amPosted 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The dog has to be a Belgian Malinois. The body structure is not a GSD. Super cute fox. I want this book.

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      December 6, 2013 7:36 amPosted 7 months ago
      Paper

      It’s a purebred GSD. They also come in that color.

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        February 6, 2014 6:20 pmPosted 5 months ago
        HoHo

        It’s a Norwegian Elkhound.

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    December 6, 2013 3:35 amPosted 7 months ago
    Juho Isoviita

    When I was a child our foxterrier (!) had a fox as friend! They loved to play together in our back yard.

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    December 6, 2013 7:38 amPosted 7 months ago
    Paper

    For those who don’t know the dog breed, it’s a sable colored German shepherd.

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    December 6, 2013 8:35 pmPosted 7 months ago
    Tamaresque

    I had no idea foxes were raised in cages for fur; I thought the fur trade was a by-product of them being shot as vermin! I mean, that’s not great and I’d never wear fur, but purposely putting them in a cage just for their fur? I’m trying to imagine my dogs’ lives if they had been bred to that. Shocking!

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    December 6, 2013 11:15 pmPosted 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love the pictures on here they are truly amazing but what is even more amazing is how stupid some people are someone on here was saying how the united states and other places have a whole bunch of regulations on fur farming well from all the research I have done which was contacting my department of agriculture, looking on government websites about laws and regulations and also contacting multiple court house about licenses for fur farming I have come to find out that the only regulations there really are about fur farming is that you have to have a license to own wild animals and the animals must be in an encloser to the producers standards ( meaning the government doesnt care as long as they are in a pin because they are considered “private property” and the rest of the regulations are about trading live animals so honestly tell people to get their facts straight hunny cuz under my assumption the world you live in must be full of gum drops and lollipops when I hate to break it to you its a cruel world and there are disgusting people out there who torture animals for money and government doesn’t care until enough people start to take off their rose colored glasses and talk about what really happens behind closed doors and as for the whole rant you made on here about how the torture can’t be possible because it will destroy the fur your really funny cuz not to be disgusting but they skin that nasty shit filled hid off the animal dry it out then throw it throw I washing system and make it look all nice and pretty and what doesn’t turn out gets thrown in a pile and burnt with the rest of the animals dead body sorry to be so blunt but I’m not gonna sugar coat this crap when people need to know the truth. Also I have watched seven documentaries from my local library on fur farming and I asked the department of agriculture about it and they said they can’t confirm or deny what goes on with private property unless some calls in a complaint about animal cruelty (which doesn’t usually happen because these animals are confined in cages in a shed where people can’t see it)

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    December 6, 2013 11:20 pmPosted 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What wonderful photos captivating this friendship between the dog and the fox. They exhibit similarities in behavior, as they should, both being of the same family Canidae, dog family. It is very hard to comprehend how one can find one invaluable while purposefully seeking to destroy the other predominantly for fun and fur. No matter whether foxes are raised unnaturally in small, often crowed cages for shortened lives for fur or their wild counterparts are killed from the barbaric act of trapping, unnecessary suffering exists and the purpose of which is for profit… blood money.

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    December 7, 2013 5:15 pmPosted 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Humans are de unique animal who kill whithout razon

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