There are so many heroes among us in the world, especially during our current times, but what about those dogs out there being everyday heroes? Today we’re sharing a story of a 4-year-old dog who saved a volunteer from a kidnapping attempt in Nashville this past August.
Dogs have a keen sense of smell and they’re always on alert to protect the human beings they hold close to their heart. Whether it’s a family member, extended family member, friend, or stranger dogs simply know when someone is in danger.
This 4-year-old Great Pyrenees named Jepson was being walked by a volunteer when he realized that something wasn’t quite right about two people passing them by. Jepson sensed that the two men weren’t good people and worked to help protect this volunteer.
We’re not sure of all the details, other than Jepson stepped in and didn’t allow two men to kidnap this volunteer. The two men had attempted to kidnap the volunteer for some reason and Jepson saved the day by making sure he was in between the men and this volunteer so that both Jepson and his walker were able to live another day.
This adorable doggy was still up for adoption last we heard and sounds like he’d make an excellent protector for any family.
This got us thinking, what is it about Jepson that made him so protective of the volunteer that was walking him? Is it a particular trait of the Great Pyrenees breed or dogs in general? Here’s some more information about this beautiful dog breed.
Great Pyrenees are known to be good guard dogs while also being friendly, loyal family companions. This dog breed is part of the livestock guard dog breeds that were bred to help protect livestock for farmers back in the day.
Unlike some herding dogs, Great Pyrenees were bred to be left alone to protect the flock for farmers. This makes the breed a more independent guard dog that will maintain safety in the home or while you’re taking a walk.
This dog breed knows how much force to give during a situation, without going over the top. Great Pyrenees are friendly dogs to everyone they meet unless they sense trouble. In cases, like Jepson’s situation, they will be alerted if a bad person is around and will immediately go into protection mode without going ballistic.
It seems that Jepson’s story is an inspiring story that depicts the Great Pyrenees breed pretty well!