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  • When a masked intruder kicks down a door in Minneapolis, these two pooches take off.

  • And in a home outside Philadelphia, this dog runs away after a burglar hurls a plate at it.

  • So, would your dog come to your defense if a burglar ever broke in?

  • This is Perry, a five year old yellow lab.

  • Oh, that's my good girl.

  • Her owner Michelle Kellaher loves her dog, but she wonders whether Perry would go the extra yard.

  • I hope she tries to protect me.

  • To find out, we enlisted guard dog experts Nate Bonilla and Michael D'Abruzzo.

  • Then, with Michelle's permission, our burglar bursts in as Michelle puts on a great performance as he pretends to assault her.

  • She screams for Perry.

  • Perry!

  • So what does Perry do?

  • Does she jump in to save her?

  • Look, she heads for the door.

  • Michelle is left alone to defend herself.

  • This is called flight.

  • Her tail is tucked, she's actually looking for a way out.

  • Thanks Perry.

  • I'm a little surprised she almost took off.

  • Next up, Ruby.

  • You're a princess, yes you are.

  • A four year old pit bull lab mix beloved by her owner Kevin Peterson.

  • I believe she's gonna bite but I'd like to find out.

  • The so called home invasion goes down, and it sure looks terrifying.

  • Ruby comes running to investigate.

  • Ruby get him!

  • She's not so brave either.

  • She runs away.

  • Can you believe she's part pit bull?

  • Ruby was curious, she was worried about you, but she was not willing to take on the attacker.

  • Sorry Kevin, but Ruby is a wimp.

  • My dog failed the test.

  • Now meet the duo of Frodo and Dobby.

  • Ferocious looking? Not even close.

  • Who's a good boy?

  • They live with Ellen Icamp in West Chester County, New York.

  • I think Frodo is really gonna go after the attacker.

  • Well, we'll just see about that.

  • Ellen puts on quite a show.

  • And when they hear mom is under attack, the two come running into the room.

  • Watch as brave Frodo gets right into the mix.

  • He even jumps up on our burglar and backs him out the door.

  • They did amazing!

  • They did amazing.

  • Mike says Frodo instinctively does a guard dog technique called splitting.

  • He goes right in between, puts himself in the line of fire and then continues to drive him out.

  • Little Dobby was just as fearless.

  • Once they realized that something was wrong they really both stepped up.

  • I like how they worked together.

  • Who would have thought the littlest dogs, including a chihuahua, would turn out to be the bravest.

When a masked intruder kicks down a door in Minneapolis, these two pooches take off.

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Dogs Tested to See Whether They’d Defend Owner During Home Invasion

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    Ingrid posted on 2020/01/07
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