Loyal Dog In China Refuses To Leave Owner’s Grave, Goes Week Without Food

Lao Pan, an unmarried man without much family, found close companionship with his loyal dog. And even through tragedy, their steadfast bond lives on with one the best loyal dog stories out there.

Pan lived in the Chinese village of Panjiatun, but died earlier this month at the age of 68. His furry friend kicks off one of the most powerful loyal dog stories when he was found by villagers at Pan’s grave safeguarding the site according to BBC News.

The loyal pup refused to leave even after going seven days without food.

Sky News reports that since noticing the dog, villagers have been bringing food and water to the gravesite, and are even planning to build a kennel there for the dog to sleep in.

This dog’s loyalty draws parallels to other famously loyal dogs, Digital Journal points out, such as Hachiko, Japan’s most faithful dog.

Loyal Dog Stories are on the Rise

Hachiko would greet his master at the train station each evening in Japan, until one day his owner had a stroke and died at work. Although Hachiko was adopted, his loyalty remained. Legend has it that Hachiko went to the train station each night to wait for his master up until his death.


Much like the loyal dog stories of Hachiko, this pup’s undying love will live on. Do you have any tales of your furry pets being loyal and faithful toward you or someone you know?

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