A bad boy called Benton is making headlines, after he fell well below the standards expected of a guard dog.
The 120lb South African Mastiff is not the kind of guy you’d want to stumble across when invading a stranger’s home, but luckily for one man, Benton was feeling very welcoming during the early hours of New Year’s Day.
Lynn Sarver, from Wisconsin, USA, discovered the man lying with her dog at around 5.15am and initially thought he was her 21-year-old son.
Understandably alarmed, she retreated to the kitchen and called the police. But when they arrived and woke him up, it transpired it was a man who lived two doors down, who had mistakenly entered the house… presumably very sloshed.
She decided not to press charges. She has also forgiven her three-year-old pooch for his woeful guarding efforts. Ms Sarver said her doggo is very intelligent and realised the man was no threat, hence his inaction.
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