Talk about man’s best friend. Pickles was a black and white collie renowned for his role in finding the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966. Due to this, he was the proud recipient of the National Canine Defense League silver medal.
The trophy had been stolen during a rare public stamp exhibition at Westminster Central Hall just four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England was meant to kick off. The trophy was found a week later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a garden by Pickles while he was out on a walk with his owner David Crobett.
The safe got Pickles’ owner a 6000 pound reward and Pickles a starring role in the 1966 film The Spy with the Cold Nose. Pickles died in 1967 when he choked on his lead while chasing a cat.