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‘Dog explorer’ Jack Russell, the first and only terrier to visit both the North Pole and the South Pole

This terrier is very honored to be taken to a new land by his owner and is extremely confident with his "achievement".

It is known that British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who is famous around the world for his incredible record-breaking journeys, most of which are the hardest places in the world.

The British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, he did not want to enjoy his wonderful expeditions alone, so he decided to bring his dog Bothie on his latest expedition. The record trips around the world, even trips to the North Pole and the South Pole.

This Ralph’s’ dog, named Bothie, has now become the only dog ​​to ever visit both the North and the South. Thanks to that, it achieved a world record with the title of being the first dog to set foot in the North and South Poles. This title of the dog still holds for decades later.

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The British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his dog Bothie

In 1977, Sir Ranulph and his wife – Lady Virginia Fiennes adopted this lovely Jack Russell terrier. Two years later, the terrier had the honor of accompanying them on the Transglobe Expedition – The first expedition to make a vertical (north-south) trip around the world.

During this expedition, Bothie received special care because the weather at the poles was quite harsh. Bothie was dressed in red coats and boots by the couple to keep him warm during his time in Antarctica, and as the smallest member of the expedition team, he proved to be a worthy and wonderful explorer. “Bothie looks cool in that outfit,” said Ranulph’s wife.

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“Bothie looks cool in that outfit,” said Ranulph’s wife.

“Despite going through such a long and difficult journey, Bothie did not panic, but showed great interest.” Described by her owner as “the friendliest and most adventurous dog,” Bothie met and became acquainted with many locals during her 100,000-mile round-the-world journey. Bothie even faced a giant elk in Canada that came to play with arctic wolves.

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Bothie reunited with owners Ranulph and Virginia Fiennes after their post-term quarantine

After returning home in 1983, Bothie became a hugely popular dog, even being awarded an award at Crufts and featured on Blue Peter.

In addition, this guy is also recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for Pets and has so many fans that he buys posters and collects toys of all sizes. like the real him.

Then lady Virginia, the wife of the explorer Ranulph, wrote a very detailed book about the wonderful achievements of her beloved dog. It was “Bothie The Polar Dog”, published in 1984, that told a lot of the stories of the adventures and incredible feats of the brave dog Jack Russell.

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Lady Virginia wrote a very detailed book about the wonderful achievements of her beloved dog.

The pair of adventurers say that Jack Russell is very proud of himself and believes he is “The top dog in Antarctica”. “The book will provide more insight into the personality of this incredible terrier.” – Virginia said

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Bothie believes it to be “the top dog in Antarctica” and the book provides more details on the terrier’s personality.

What a wonderful dog, isn’t it? What about your terrier, maybe he’s craving adventure without telling you. Get him out as much as you can!

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