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Internet-famous dog Schoep dies at age 20

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BAYFIELD, Wis. -- Schoep, the Bayfield dog who with his owner became an Internet celebrity last year thanks to a tender photograph of the pair in the waters of Lake Superior, died Wednesday at age 20.

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The news was announced Thursday afternoon on the Facebook page for Schoep and owner John Unger.

“I breathe but I can’t catch my breath. … Schoep passed yesterday,” the Facebook statement read.

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