Fidèle (dog)

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Fidèle in 2013

Fidèle (Fidel in English) (May 2003–January 2016)[1] was a famous dog and tourist attraction in Bruges, Belgium. The Yellow Labrador Retriever lived at the Côté Canal bed and breakfast with his owner, Caroline Van Langeraet. He could usually be seen lounging half-asleep on a windowsill facing the Groenerei canal;[2] Langeraet says that it was his favorite spot for years, in all seasons.[3] Tour boats on the canal often paused specifically to allow the passengers to take Fidèle's picture.[4] According to Langeraet, American tourists have sent the dog fan mail and parcels with toys.[3]

In media, Fidèle appeared in the 2008 film In Bruges — which only increased his fame[3] — as well as a television advertisement for Godiva Chocolatier.[5]

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  1. ^ ktb, mab (February 1, 2016), "Beroemdste hond van het land is overleden", Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch) 
  2. ^ Bjorgen, David (February 15, 2014), "Bruges' Most Famous Citizen", Zigzag Around the World 
  3. ^ a b c BHT (June 23, 2014), "Hele wereld is dol op Brugse labrador", Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch) 
  4. ^ Theuns, Koen (June 21, 2014), "Brugse labrador is ster tot in Hollywood", De Standaard (in Dutch) 
  5. ^ "Gallery & Movie", Côté Canal - Huyze Hertberge 

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