Boncuk, which means "pearl" in English, really is a rare find. Because while all dogs declare loyalty to the human who provides the snacks, Boncuk has proved that she'll do anything for her dog dad. And it's all because she loves him so much!
The White Shepherd hit the headlines last month after spending days waiting outside the hospital for owner Cemal Senturk. He was rushed into the emergency room after falling sick. And Boncuk even followed the ambulance to the hospital.
"How's my human doing, today?"
Cemal's daughter, Aynur Egeli, took the loyal pup back home. But Boncuk escaped the next morning and went straight back to check on her human.
Obviously staff couldn't let Boncuk onto the ward. So she waited right by the front doors instead, popping her head in for a quick look whenever they opened.
A hospital security guard, Muhammet Akdeniz, spoke to a local newspaper in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey: "She came every day around 9 am, and then stayed until nightfall."
Sweet Boncuk turned up for five days running before Cemal was discharged. The pair then enjoyed a heartwarming reunion, where Boncuk tried to hitch a ride in her dad's wheelchair.
The best medicine
The pair are now back at home, and Cemal is expected to make a full recovery. And he's getting extra-large doses of the best natural medicine in the world- snuggle time with his best friend for life.
"She's very used to me," said Cemal. "And I missed her too, constantly. I don't know what we'd do without each other"