Schoep the Internet-famous dog passes away

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This photo of John Unger swimming with his 19-year-old dog Schoep has touched hearts worldwide. / Courtesy photo/Hannah Stonehouse Hudson via Detroit Free Press

 

BAYFIELD, Wis. (KARE) - A dog that captured the hearts of millions has passed away.

Schoep, the Bayfield, Wisconsin dog and his owner John Unger became Internet celebrities last year because of a photograph of the two in the waters of Lake Superior.

See Also: Schoep and John's Facebook page

Schoep was 20 years old. Arthritis and hip dysplasia had settled into his joints. Unger often took Schoep into the lake as a way to provide comfort.

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