A Doberman that had once been neglected saved a 17-month-old girl from being bitten by a deadly king brown snake.
Charlotte Svilicic was playing outside in the garden when Khan, the family dog, tried to nudge Charlotte to get away from a snake. Except the toddler didn’t move, and Khan grabbed her and threw a surprised Charlotte out of harm’s way.
The brave Doberman was bitten by the snake after he saved Charlotte, but Khan is doing well and recovering with a dose of anti-venom.
Khan had been rescued by the woman who bred him. She found him starving and with broken ribs, and she said it appeared that he had been beaten.
The Svilicic family took Khan into their home and had him only for four days before he showed what a brave and heroic dog he is.
Khan’s breeder said that his grandfather had saved a child in similar circumstances.
Charlotte’s mother said the family would be indebted to Khan for saving Charlotte’s life. She added, “If Khan wants a gold bowl, Khan gets it. We owe him for the rest of his life.â€™â€™
Source: Cairns Post