06/02/2015 03:40 pm ET | Updated Jun 02, 2015

Overly Cautious German Shepherd Definitely Thinks Stuffed Tiger Is The Real Thing

Better safe than sorry.

We can’t come down too harshly on this brave German shepherd, which appears to think that the stuffed toy in the kitchen is, indeed, a real live tiger.

The pup has likely never seen a tiger before, and is pretty obviously doing what seems necessary to defend its helpless family. After all, humans have been known to make the same mistake.

YouTube user Charley Shankar, who uploaded the video late last month, admits that he or she doesn’t know its origins. If you’re the owner of this valiant animal, we’d love to hear from you and learn more about the dog’s brave deeds, so please contact us using the link below.


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