A 5-year-old springer spaniel is now back with his family in Western Australia, after surviving some seven months lost in the Outback.
Connor went missing from the Thomson family's holiday farm in June last year in Moodiarrup, about 155 miles south of Perth.
"It was horrendous," owner Sally Thomson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
"We'd have sightings of Connor in the area so we'd camp out overnight to try and find him."
The family never gave up hope that Connor would return, with Thomson telling her boys to look for the dog during their regular trips to their farm.
"We never gave up hope," she told the West Australian newspaper. "Every time we'd go to the farm we'd say to the boys, 'Keep an eye out for Connor, he could have traveled.'"