Who says that little dogs can’t be protectors? Chopper, a Shihtzu, has the courage of a lion in a body the size of a fluffy pillow. Harris, a 7-year-old boxer, was being attacked by a 100 pound Akita from across the street. The Akita slipped through Harris’s owner’s security gates and dragged him to the front garden and began attacking him. Harris’s owner started to hit the Akita with a stick to get him off of Harris, when brave Chopper joined in and jumped at the Akita to save Harris (Chopper is one-fifth the size of the Akita).
Finally, after six minutes, the owner and Chopper were able to get the Akita off of Harris. Harris had to have stitches all over his back from the attack and he had to visit the vet twice a day to get back to his normal self. Harris’s owner says this of Chopper: â€œHe deserves a Victoria Cross. That dog could have killed him by sneezing on him.â€