Without a doubt dogs are a huge part of life in South America. Every city and town you will find a dog that will be by your side, following you home or simply trying to keep the spirits high while you make that last few miles of your trek.
Our dog tales begin with a warm Christmas night in Bariloche; 2 dogs local dogs wandered into the pub just like a local punter and took their regular seats, one sitting at the bar on his own while the other in a corner in the back of the bar. Waitresses stepped over them to give punters their drinks. Although this might have been the drink I consumed but I am convinced the barman gave each of them a little wink courtesy nod as they took their seats. From then on we knew our trip would be not only be shaped by the path we took but the dogs we met along the way.
Here's our collection of diamond dogs we met along the trail across South America.