Heroic Moment – German Shepherd Saves 6-Year-Old Boy From Dog Attack On His Front Lawn
German Shepherd saves boy from dog attack (Video)
A Florida family says their German Shepherd saved the day. Tank the dog’s owners shared a video that a neighbor’s dog charged straight at their 6-year-old boy. The heroic dog was playing with the boy outside their home when another canine approached. In footage of the incident, a black dog was spotted racing towards the boy and almost reached him, with the child trying to run away. Unable to get away in time, it could have been disastrous had the boy’s faithful friend not been there, with the German Shepherd seen getting between the boy and the other dog.
Footage of the incident shows the German Shepherd springing into action. In the video, Tank sees the other dog running toward the boy and chases the approaching canine off before the animal can reach the child. “Our neighbor’s dog randomly charged at my son last night and my Tanky saved him from getting mauled or worst.” The video has since gone viral with over 26 million views. Commenters on the clip expressed their amazement at Tank’s quick thinking and heroics, with one person writing, “Do you believe that your dog is smart enough that it knocked your son down at the beginning to protect him? I do and it’s freaking amazinnnnnggg.”
Face to face with the other dog
Another viewer applauded the family’s other dog, who swooped in after the initial save, “What’s the story with the second dog he did a good job, too he ran up there to help his brother out,” the person noted. “My German Shepherd saved me once from another dog when I was 16,” a third commenter shared. According to the American Kennel Club, the German Shepherd is known for being a loyal, protective dog breed. “There are many reasons why German Shepherds stand in the front rank of canine royalty, but experts say their defining attribute is character: loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn commands for many tasks, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of loved ones,” the organization shared in its description of the breed. Watch the incredible footage capturing the moment man’s best friend stepped up.