A Wonderful Friendship Between a Little Boy and His Dog

Struggling through life together these two best friends have formed an unbreakable bond.
3:00 | 02/17/14

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are best friends, an enchanting boy and a mystically devoted dog. Separately, they've struggled, but together, they are unbreakable. And here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Not just man's best friend. It tickles. Reporter: You can tell by this little boy's spirit, hatchy is so much more than that. He's 7 years old and suffered from a genetic disorder so rare, only 30 people are living with it in the world. It causes his muscles to permanently tense. Also painful his constant struggle to make friends, until one day. Haatchi got hit by a train. Reporter: He lost one of his legs and part of his tail. A special dog, given a home by a special mily. A pair of eyes staring at me. I never felt like that about any dog. Reporter: It made this once-shy boy thrilled to be in the spotlight at Britain's biggest dog show. How much does it mean for you to be here in the final of friends for life? Reporter: Needless to say, Owen's life for haatchi is needless to say. It's Owen and haatchi. I was amazed. That is happy, but that is amazing. Reporter: Linsey Davis, ABC news, New York.

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