Pooches reporting for baby duty: Watch these loyal guard dogs as they protect their family’s little ones from harm
They say dogs are a man’s best friend, but it seems they have a certain attachment to babies, too.
In a compilation of YouTube videos posted by Funnyplox TV, family pets show off their inner guard dogs as they go to great lengths to protect the littlest members of the family.
Whether they’re watching over the babies while they nap or making sure they don’t hurt themselves, these caring canines seem to possess an innate loyalty to their human friends
Watchful eye: In a new compilation of YouTube videos, canines show off their inner guard dog as they go to great lengths to protect the babies of the family
Security: A Miniature Pinscher named Remy lies comfortably next to his seven-week-old human companion DJ, making little growling noises when his owner tries to wake him
In one of the videos posted by YouTube user rachelle9876, a Miniature Pinscher named Remy lies comfortably next to his seven-week-old human companion DJ.
When his owner says it’s time for DJ to wake up, Remy begins making little growling noises, placing his chin on the baby’s head in a protective stance.
Another clip shows Maximus the Boxer keeping a watchful eye over a toddler and making sure she doesn’t fall down the steps.
The protective dog physically blocks the little one with his body, keeping one arm in front of her as she crawls down to make sure she doesn’t slip.
Safety first: Maximus the Boxer keeps a watchful eye over his toddle friend, making sure she doesn’t fall downstairs
Technique: The protective dog physically blocks the little one with his body, keeping his legs in front of her as she crawls down to make sure she doesn’t slip
‘That’s one smart dog,’ one commenter wrote on the original video, which has had more than 1.4million views.
‘Max is using his body to “guide” the child down the stairs. The dog knew exactly what he was doing.’
While the sizable Maximus makes for an adorable and unlikely companion for the little girl, some of the puppies in the compilation are of a more equal size to their human friends.
Shelter: A toy poodle hears a vacuum turn on and goes straight to the baby of the house to sit by her
Close friends: The pup rests her head on the baby’s face
Motherly instinct: The little girl appears comfortable with her canine friend watching over her
When a toy poodle in one clip hears a vacuum cleaner turn on, he goes to the baby of the house to sit by her.
The little girl is seemingly unaware that her canine friend is watching over, even placing a paw on her when the noise gets too loud.
Keeping watch over babies while they sleep seems to be an overriding urge for these pups, who often take advantage of the quiet time to have naps of their own.
Nap time: A Malamute named Evo rests his chin on four-month-old Adam’s legs as he rests in his rocker
On guard: Stormy gets particularly feisty when his owner tries to touch her sleeping baby, snapping his teeth as she points her finger at the newborn
Special bond: A golden retriever licks the hands of a four-week-old baby girl in a loving gesture
In one clip, a dog named Stormy gets particularly feisty when his owner tries to touch her sleeping baby, snapping his teeth as she points her finger at the newborn.
And a Malamute named Evo rests his chin on four-month-old Adam’s legs as he lies down in his rocker on the floor.