Some dogs are bred to protect livestock. Great Pyrenees, Akbash, Maremmas, Anatolian Shepherds and many more have it in their DNA to watch over other animals. They will defend their charges with their life when necessary. Ranchers often put these types of dogs with sheep, alpacas, chickens and more. But once in a while, a different type of breed displays this caretaker type of duties. In the case that we are going to look at here, it is a compassionate German Shepherd.
German Shepherds are known for how well they watch over their human families. But they can display a prey drive with other types of animals. That’s what makes Shadow, a German Shepherd who cares for a Pygmy Goat, so special.
A Very Unique Bond
In the video, it is stated that
“Introducing two animals of different kingdoms can present itself to be quite the challenge. But if performed properly and carefully, it can be a very rewarding experience. Most of the times, people think of how are they going to introduce their adult cat to a puppy or vice versa. But this family had a very unique opportunity – they introduced their pet white Shepherd dog to a baby goat! The aftermath is worth the effort!”
Shadow is especially unique not only because she watches over the young goat, but because she is white. White German Shepherds are rare. Just look at these precious photos of the beautiful Shadow with the young Pygmy Goat. It’s hard to top such a sweet sight.
What makes this even more special is that the goat seems to adore Shadow as much as Shadow loves the goat. The owner of this duo explains,
“For some reason, the goat thinks Shadow is his mommy, and Shadow likes the goat.”
If you think that Shadow and the goat are precious, make sure to share this with a friend. The world could use more kindness like Shadow displays to the tiny goat.