Internet dog dies

Internet Dog

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BAYFIELD, Wisconsin (KBJR) – A 20-year-old dog from Bayfield, Wisconsin made famous across the globe thanks to a touching picture with its owner, has passed away.

A Facebook post Thursday afternoon by John Unger, the owner of Schoep, states the dog passed away on Wednesday.

“I Breathe But I Can’t Catch My Breath. Schoep passed yesterday. More information in the days ahead,” Unger’s post said.

The picture that went viral last year featured Unger and Schoep floating in the waters of Lake Superior.

The dog suffered from arthritis and had trouble sleeping, so to ease his pain, Unger would take him swimming.

Unger received an overwhelming amount of support for the dog since that picture went viral last summer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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