German Shepherds are known as fearsome animals. But was this little girl scared to be around more than a dozen of them?
Pernille was playing in a field one morning when 14 German Shepherd dogs ran around her.
The animals ranged from fully grown to puppies.
The girl wasn’t scared for a second, however. She already knew them.
They were from a family friend’s kennel. In fact, she loved playing with them.
So she started running around the dogs. Then she threw up a wad of grass, and one of the dogs leaped for it.
Soon, the dogs were following her around. Clearly, they loved Pernille.
She felt the opposite of scared. Who could feel scared when you have over a dozen German Shepherds to protect you?
Pernille kept on throwing up grass, which the dogs kept on trying to grab from midair.
Luckily, footage of Pernille and the dogs soon appeared on YouTube, where it went viral.
To date, it has gained over 10.4 million views. It also has more than 64,000 likes and 8,000 comments. People have been saying things like this:
Naturally, this video doesn’t exactly fit the stereotype of the vicious German Shepherd. Yes, German Shepherds can be fearsome dogs. But every dog is different.
And of course, like many other dogs, German Shepherds need to be socialized and taught obedience when they’re puppies. Luckily, as German Shepherds are some of the smartest dogs on the planet, it’s easy to train them to be friendly around kids.
And Pernille isn’t the only child to have wowed the internet with their friendship with giant dogs.
Another super popular child-dog friendship video on YouTube is between a German Shepherd named Loki and a toddler named Tallulah.
According to the dad, the two have always been best friends.
Loki came into the family first. Then, after one year, Tallulah was born.
The parents knew that Loki was a friendly animal. But they were a little worried that she would dislike no longer being her parents’ center of attention anymore.
Luckily, the dog immediately fell in love with Tallulah. The little girl could tell that Loki loved her. So naturally, she loved him back.
And amazingly, Tallulah managed to make Loki mature. Before she came into the family, the dog would sometimes misbehave and go places he wasn’t allowed.
But Loki’s parental instincts went into overdrive when Tallulah arrived. He seemed to realize that he needed to teach Tallulah to be respectful.
The video of Loki and Tallulah’s friendship has gained over 13.5 million views.
And since that video, Loki and Tallulah have welcomed a new family member into the home. They also have Roman, Tallulah’s little brother.
Of course, Loki has extended his love to Roman. The three are having a great time growing up together!
Another popular dog-child friendship video shows a four-year-old and her Pitbulls.
In the video, the Pitbulls surrounded the girl and eagerly awaited some food. She told them all to sit, which they did.
Then she poured some dog kibble onto the floor. The girl told them all to stay, but they were dying to dive in and take the food.
Next, the girl poured even more food onto the floor as she told the dogs to stay.
Then she gave the dogs the ok, and they all rushed to the food and happily munched away.
This video has 10.8 million views.
Yes, big dogs and little children can be best friends, as these videos prove!
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