A German Shepherd saved his owner’s six-year-old son from being attacked by a neighbour’s dog with incredible footage capturing the moment man’s best friend stepped up.

The heroic dog, named Tank, was playing with the six-year-old boy outside their home in Florida when another canine approached. Unable to get away in time, it could have been disastrous had the boy’s faithful friend not been there, with the German Shepherd seen getting between the boy and the other dog.

Face to face with the other dog, Tank defended the six-year-old boy and made sure the potential attacker couldn’t get close.

People watching the footage have been incredibly impressed by the dog’s heroics, suggesting Tank

‘deserves a ribeye for that save’

and praising the dog for covering the boy from the attack

‘like he was his pup’.

[Source: LADBIBLE]