There are special dogs who are specifically raised in order to save lives.

A large black Newfoundland leaped into action and was even willing to lunge from a helicopter in mid air to do so. The tremendous sacrifice that these dogs make is something that we should all definitely take the time to recognize.

These drills are conducted by the Italian School Of Water Rescue Dogs and the dogs are trained from the age of three months to perform a wide range of training exercises. They are given the tools that they need to conduct rescue missions like the one that you are about to see and thanks to the efforts of their trainers, most of the dogs pass with flying colors.

The Newfoundland is an especially useful breed for these sorts of rescue missions, owing to their advanced swimming skills and their webbed feet. Their strength and swimming ability makes them a natural candidate for these rescues and their human counterparts appreciate their presence because of their ability to power through fatigue and reach those who are distressed.