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Endal "The Labrador" Parton
Birth: Dec. 13, 1995
Death: Mar. 13, 2009

From Wikipedia Bio:

Endal was a pedigree yellow male Labrador retriever in England whose abilities as a service dog and as an ambassador for service dog charitable work had considerable news media coverage.

Among other distinctions, Endal had been described as "the most decorated dog in the world" (including "Dog of the Millennium" and the PDSA's Gold Medal for Animal Gallantry and Devotion to Duty, the highest award available to an animal)and the most famous dog in the UK, had been filmed by over 340 film crews from around the world,and had a number of world "firsts" as an assistance dog to his credit.

Unusually, Endal suffered from birth from the lifelong debilitating joint condition osteochondrosis in both of his front legs, which brought his suitability for assistance dog training into question. However, with the help of a specialized diet and controlled exercise, Endal qualified as a fully operational assistance dog. He became the service dog for disabled ex-Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer Allen Parton in the late 1990s.

Endal's fame led to his taking on the role of an animal ambassador for service dog related training and charities.

Endal is also:
The first dog to ride on the London Eye.

The first dog known to be able to operate a Chip and PIN ATM card, including both card insertion and card removal.

On the 13 March 2009, aged thirteen and days after his last Crufts appearance, Endal had to be put down as finally his age had caught up to him. He had suffered a stroke, and his arthritis had become severe over time.

A paperback book entitled Endal, published in 2009 went straight to Number 5 in the UK Paperback best sellers list.

To Read More about this amazing dog Visit Endal's Wonderful Site

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Created by: J.A. & D.S.
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
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