Dog Lies down with Owner when Cops order Suspect to the Ground


Dogs are known to be very loyal to their owners.  The dog seen in the picture above showed is an example of how loyal pups can be.  The pup lied down on the ground together with his owner and other men during a drug bust in southern Brazil. Authorities in Vargem Grande, Brazil searched a property based on a suspicion of illegal drug activities.  Once the police busted the property, the pooch was noted to have tried to protect the gang by barking loudly and resisted to follow the cops’ orders.  But as soon as he saw his owner followed the orders given by the authorities, which was to lie face down on the ground and in line, the pup did the same.

“The officers had been observing the gang for some time and when they arrested them they recovered a substantial quantity of marijuana and cocaine, as well as weighing scales, guns and ammunition.  There was a male dog that was barking when officers burst onto the scene but when it saw its owners obeying the command to lie down, it ran over and laid down as well,” said Police Spokesman Filippo Valdez.

As you can see in the picture, the pup’s head was facing the ground just like the rest of the gang.  The canine’s act was described by Barnie Rico, a Brazilian animal psychiatrist, to be very clever because the dog quickly copied the actions that the rest of the pack did, which was following the cops order.

“The dog lying on its back exposing its belly is a classic sign of submission in the dog world.  By exposing its soft underbelly to any potential attacker it is showing that it doesn’t mean any trouble.  The dog is also turning its head away as looking at the potential enemy can also be seen as a sign of aggression to another dog.  It is clearly a very clever animal because it saw the rest of its pack give in, and decided to copy them,” Barnie Rico explained.

The picture went viral after it was posted and shared online.  We reckon, the dog’s story of loyalty has touched the hearts of many people around the globe. The dog is very lucky that none of the cops shoot at him when he was barking and not listening to their orders.

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