One of a mother’s worst fears comes to life in her own backyard. The sun shines down upon her little girl and the family dogs sit cautiously beneath a tree. When she looks up to check on her daughter, her eyes become fixated on the massive body of a four-hundred pound black bear. The small child’s savior comes from the bravest of companions, her pet dog named Chief, proving once again that canines are more than just household pets.
This news report demonstrates that domesticated animals, especially dogs, are exceedingly loyal to their owners. When Chief senses that his small owner is in danger, his sharp eyes scan the environment and fall upon an enormous black bear. Ordinarily, when a black bear feels threatened it could easily injure, or worse, whatever is nearby. In this frightening scenario, the nearest potential threat is an innocently unaware young girl.
Chief presumably barks ferociously, attempting to ward off the black bear before it approaches. The child’s mother watches in terror as the dog latches onto the bear’s hind leg and begins frantically tugging, desperately trying to pull the bear away from his youthful owner.
The petrified mother’s maternal instincts kick into full gear as she rushes to scoop up her daughter. She runs toward their house’s porch and hopes that the bear isn’t close behind. All the while, Chief boldly battles the bear, persistently trying to run it off.
As if this isn’t extraordinary enough, Chief doesn’t remain alone throughout the entire ordeal. The other family dogs know that both of their owners and their canine friend are in immediate danger. Like knights sprinting towards an encroaching army, they snarl and bark, joining Chief in the struggle.
Victorious, the pack of dogs pace back towards the house as the bear bolts away and climbs up a tree. Who knows what could’ve happened if it wasn’t for the bravery, loyalty and overall sense of protection that pet dogs display. To the little girl they are her hero. The mother couldn’t be more thankful for owning such a fearless group of dogs.
Nobody knows if another black bear will make an unexpected visit but rest assured, Chief and his friends will be ready.
Every family should experience the pride that comes along with owning one or more four-legged defenders. Share this video with anybody who questions a dog’s commitment to the family that it loves.
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