The general public might have mixed feelings about Rottweilers, but it's hard to deny that the pup in this recently unearthed video is all hero.
Originally posted a few years ago by YouTube user Jdpmep, the video shows the moment a Rottweiler named Happy saves tiny Chihuahua-wiener dog Trixxie from a marauding coyote. The footage has so far been watched by more than 300,000 people.
According to YouTube, Trixxie was chained up outside at the time of the early-morning attack, but there had been no prior sightings of coyotes in the area.
Luckily for Trixxie, Happy charges at the coyote, forcing it to drop the struggling dog and flee the yard.
Coyotes are responsible for numerous attacks on dogs each year. According to the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, coyotes rarely attack humans but may see pets are potential prey.
Happy is not the first dog to be lauded for its bravery in the face of the wily predator.
In January, a 2-year-old Maltipoo named Sophie saved its family's 7-month-old Maltipoo from a coyote attack in Southern California. While Sophie sustained several injuries, she survived the confrontation.
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