– The footage shows the blond spaniel stares ahead while sitting quietly next to the coffin
– Its owner died in devastating Italy earthquake with nearly 300 people being killed
The heartbreaking video caught the loyal spaniel refuses to move away, guarding his master's body in the final moments before a mass funeral.
You can see him lying beside the coffin, fixing his gaze directly in front of him, refusing to leave. It’s really a heartbreaking moment.
The identity of the owner of the cocker spaniel is unknown, but he is thought to be from the village of Accumoli, an area that was highly effected by the earthquake.