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Tref. Tref appeared in the Russian dime novel Tref, the First Detective in Russia #1-? (1910). In Moscow before the Russian revolution the most famous animal was the police dog Tref, a Doberman, who was so good at solving crimes that he was known as “the four-legged Sherlock Holmes.” In 1910 Tref starred in a Celebrity Pulp.

The fictional Tref is a Russian crime-solving police dog of miraculous capabilities and near-human intelligence.

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