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This was in the Atlanta news today. Goes to show how smart and protective our boxers are!

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22174753/dog-warns-3-year-old-of-dangerous-snake?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8848095

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -
A Henry County family's pet boxer is being hailed as a hero after warning a 3-year-old owner of a dangerous snake.

Three-year-old Kade Boyd was playing with his family dog Koda last week when the 3-year-old boxer became very aggressive.

"The dog starts barking really loud, growling. As I come out, Kade says, 'Mommy, the dog is being so mean, he won't let me play on my bike.' I look and the dog is getting in front, growling at Kade, running him off when he tries to get on the bike. So I go over and look and there's a copperhead curled up by the tire," said Lakin Boy, Kade's mother.

Kade's mom was able to kill the snake before it did any harm even though it was just a couple feet away from the toddler.

Lakin Boyd says the dog's protective instincts kicked in, showing the unique bond the two have.

"I was grateful after it was all over for the dog being there and seeing it all," Boyd said. "They're definitely bonded even if Kade falls down in the driveway and the dog's in the fence, he'll cry and claw to try to get out."

Kade has a nickname for the family pet.

"They're best friends -- that's what Kade says. He's his best dog friend," said Lakin Boyd.

Lakin Boyd says Koda is normally very passive, so she immediately knew the aggressive behavior was out of character.


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Just one more reason why I love boxers.
thanks for sharing this!
 

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When my son was about 3 years old, our pack surrounded him in the back yard and fought off a copperhead. 2 of my males ended up at the vet for snake bites, one in the eye (could see the fang mark in his eye). Luckily, all the dogs and baby were fine. I on the other hand could have used heart meds!
 

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Man I hate snakes!!! Killed one in the front yard yesterday. Sadie was oblivious! LOL.

Touching story and awesome breed for sure though!
 
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