This video shows the moment a faithful pooch heroically chases away a gang of thieves after they jumped over a wall to break into its family’s home.
The dog took on and scared off at least five men after they tried to break into the property, which is located in the suburb of Newlands in the city of Durban in South Africa, on Wednesday, 17th August, according to local media.
As seen in the footage, which was shared on social media, the crooks jumped over the boundary wall where they then encountered the fierce pit bull.
Just seconds later the dog is seen rushing them and forcing them back in the direction they came from, but not before one of them aims what appears to be a gun at the hound.
The dog’s courageous act received high praise on social media.
One netizen, named ‘Lee Chetty’, jokingly said: “That thief with the green T-shirt qualifies as a stuntman. This video will get him the job. Amazing jump over the wall on the first try.”
While another user, ‘Lisa Naguran’, added: “Good doggie excellent work, they work faster than the police.”
And ‘Shaida Khan’ said: “Another dog is needed… Well done doggie… I hope you are rewarded for your good deeds.”
Other Facebook users emphasised how the CCTV footage drew attention to frequent home breaches.
One stated: “Ridiculous how we are under siege when thieves can just have their way… this property needs more dogs.”
It is currently unclear if the police are investigating the incident and if any arrests had been made.