After the neighbor’s dog got loose and charged at the small kid in Florida, a six-year-old boy is saved when his pet German shepherd rushes to defend him.
The terrifying occurrence occurred on November 8 while the young child was outside on his front lawn at his South Florida residence playing with his dog, Tank.
The boy’s father claimed that the neighbor’s dog broke loose and ran storming toward his son.
One-year-old German shepherd Tank, the family pet, noticed that the young child was in danger and acted quickly to save his best friend.
In a video, Tank pulls the youngster out of harm’s way and then stands over the boy to defend him before going up against the other dog. This is when Tank’s guarding instinct goes into overdrive.
The father rushes to the scene to break up the dog fight while the young child goes to his mother in tears. The neighbor’s dog ultimately returns home after both of the dogs’ charge, snarl, and bark at one another.
The boy’s father posted the video showing what a ‘good boy’ Tank is. He also shares that their second dog, a blue nose pitbull, was also on hand running out of their garage for backup but he said ‘Tank had it under control.’
‘Our son was fine and the other dog was taken back home by his owner,’ the father said.
Since the video went viral, many dog lovers, applauded Tank for his heroics.
‘Get that German Shepherd a big dog bone, steak or anything, he wants he deserves a treat. Good boy!!!!,’ one person wrote.
Another person added: ‘That’s one awesome dog! Thank goodness the child wasn’t hurt, terrifying moment for that mother! If you can’t control your dog, keep them on leash people!’