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Golden Retriever shows his angry face when 2-year-old is told off by mum

Montage of Harry the Golden Retriever in protective mode dog-happy
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When we do something wrong we must expect to be chewed up. But we all know that the level of punishment meted out should only reflect the seriousness of the offence!

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 28/10/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

In the case of two-year-old You You, the jury is still out. Earlier this month her mother Ms Sun bought her a tub of face cream, but just a few hours later You You had destroyed the tub and its contents, prompting her mother to turn up the volume.

Caught in the middle of the chew-up was Harry, the family’s Golden Retriever. Fortunately Harry had a tight grasp of the overarching principles of crime and punishment!

Protective instinct

As Ms Sun’s voice rose to fever pitch Harry huddled in to the little girl and even wrapped his paws around her, presumably in an effort to protect her from the blast of hot air from the other side of the room. But when the telling-off continued to excess, Harry stepped up. He turned to Ms Sun and used the age-old doggy ploy of the bare-teeth grimace.

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Incredibly, Harry’s stance worked! Ms Sun noticed the dog’s crumpled face – both adorable and mildly threatening – and laughed. In fact, she found Harry’s protectiveness so adorable and comical that she ended her telling off.

Small but deadly

Some dogs are more protective of their owners than others. Golden Retrievers are not known for their fierce allegiance. In fact, it is the smaller dogs such as the Shih Tzu and Pug that tend to be quick to show their loyalty to a single family member. 

Watch Harry’s video here:

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