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An Alsatian dog saved a man's life after it discovered him lying in the bushes where he had rolled after collapsing with a severe asthma attack.

The 10-year-old female dog Aleska had given her owner trouble right from the start of the walk after refusing to take the regular route and insisting on a separate path.

Once the dog neared the area where the man had collapsed she dragged her owner into the bushes, where she spotted the man gasping  for breath and unable to reach his medication.

The dog's owner Franz Berger raised the alarm with emergency services and helped the man to take his medication and ease his condition. He was taken to hospital where he is recovering.

It is not the first time the dog has helped police and emergency services.

On a previous trip she discovered a cannabis plantation hidden in the woods and on another trip a safe that had been stolen and hidden in the woods by burglars.

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