Incredible footage of a labrador swimming and playing with a dolphin off at Middletown, on Tory Island has been captured by a BBC camera crew.

Adam Henson, presenter of the BBC show “Countryfile” was shocked when he witnessed Ben the labrador swimming out to meet his friend, a dolphin nicknamed Doogie. According to the locals this is an almost daily event.

Henson said “This is absolutely amazing…Swimming around in the water, I have never seen anything like it."

The video shows Ben running toward the harbor before he jumps into the water to join his friend. The pair splash and play together while Ben swims in circles wagging his tail.

As Doogie the dolphin heads out to sea in pursuit of the local ferry Ben returns ashore.

Locals told the company, that Doogie, a female dolphin was first spotted in Middletown harbor in 2006 after the dead body of another dolphin appeared onshore. The locals believe that Doogie was grieving for her mate, and that is why she started to come into the harbor.


Responses to "Amazing footage of a dog playing with a dolphin off the coast of Ireland (Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    hermosa amistad, los humanos deberíamos aprender algo de esto

  2. Unknown says:

    hermosa amistad, creo que los humanos deberíamos aprender mucho de ellos

  3. Anonymous says:

    How incredible!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is what life should be about, friendship of all kinds!!! Wonderful!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Humans should take a lesson from this; different species finding common ground.

  6. Unknown says:

    Love this film.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Totally awesome !!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I've seen this story on tv and I believe that God sent the dog out to give the dolphin somebody to help her grieve for her mate and I think this friendship will have a lifelong effect on a hole community .Us humans need to learn that we are to love all things,

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  10. Unknown says:

    Absolutely brilliant! How it is, I wander, that animals can find the way to coexist in peace nurturing friendship and the same is coming so difficult for us, People? I wish, that we could find the way to World Peace and don't loose it at all.

  11. Alan Tak says:

    It brought tears to my eyes, when two totally different creatures can be the best of friends, getting along with each other, and enjoy every second of it! Us humans can learn a lot from animals!

  12. Anonymous says:

    So, so sweet. Love it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Deux animaux totallement differents,et tellement sympathyques!et malgre tout negliges par les hommes dans certains pays!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I see many comments about how people could take a lesson from animals befriending other species. I see people befriending others species all the time. It is just our own that we can't get along with. Like most animals we tend to fight and bicker amongst ourselves. Need to have a head honcho, who comes first and of course the language thing. Having a different opinion and all, well, let the fighting commence. Look at wolf packs. A few have to get forced out and make their own pack. When the two meet up again, fight until death if need be to keep the territory. Nature of the beast.

  15. Morgana says:

    AWESOME DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Julie says:

    Awesome :)

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