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The say that a dog is man’s best friend, but in the case of Tiana Knight and her guide dog Cashmere, a dog is also a great study buddy.

Knight recently walked across the stage at the University of Calgary, on June 5, to receive her Juris Doctor, completing her law degree. Next to her, as always, was her guide dog Cashmere, who has been with Knight through all the long days, weeks and months of classes and studying. Wanting to celebrate both Knight and Cashmere at the convocation ceremony, the University of Calgary also honoured the four-legged study buddy with his own Juris ‘Dogtor’ degree. Well, that’s pretty darn cute.

Matching Tiana in his own robe and sash, Cashmere guided Knight across the stage, with the 90-pound black Labrador acting as his owner’s faithful guide as usual. The pair have spent three years at the University of Calgary’s law school, with Cashmere the second canine companion to earn a Juris Dogtor from the school.

“The guide schools do a great job of matching people with dogs who are like them,” Knight told the University of Calgary magazine. “He’s funny and quirky and serious when he is working, but he can be a real puppy as well and he likes to play.”

Completing her law degree is the latest in a long list of achievements for Knight, who lost her vision when she was four years old. “Perseverance has been part of my whole life,” says Knight, who is now 25. “I’m pretty competitive, too, so I’m used to testing myself and overcoming obstacles.”

During her years at UCalgary, Knight divided her time between studying and training for goalball, a sport designed for the visually impaired, which uses bells inside of a ball. In 2015, Knight attended the Parapan American Games in Toronto and earned a bronze medal, with her perseverance paying off yet again.

Knight has already accepted an articling position at the Calgary law firm Mosaicstone, where she will likely be joined by her fellow law enthusiast, Cashmere.