Rottweiler Saves Small Neighbor Dog from Coyote Attack

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A little Chi-weenie named Trixxie had her life saved when Happy, the neighbor’s Rottweiler, prevented her from becoming a coyote’s breakfast.

Early one morning back in 2010, Trixxie was put out on a chain to take care of her business while her owner did the same inside.  She was only out there for a few minutes when a coyote ambushed her.  The chain prevented the coyote from running off with her in his mouth.


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Trixxie ran back toward the house, but the coyote was fast, and immediately grabbed a hold of her and tried to take off.  Thankfully, next door neighbor Happy was outside and saw what happened.  In no time at all, he bounded over and startled the coyote into dropping Trixxie.  As she ran to safety, Happy chased the attacker off for good.

Many people had questions and derisive comments for Trixxie’s owners, who could not be faulted for what happened.  They were not filming the attack – the video comes from a surveillance camera.  She was only outside for a few minutes, and being in the middle of a city, the family had never known there to be coyotes in the area.

The important thing to note is that a Rottweiler saved the life of his neighbor and friend.  Trixxie only suffered a few puncture wounds, and her owner says she is far less traumatized by the event than he and his wife were.




0 thoughts on “Rottweiler Saves Small Neighbor Dog from Coyote Attack”

  1. never knew a rottweiler to come to the aid of another dog. they can be pals with other dogs, but this is my first time seeing how fast and reactive they are and that this rottie was motivated to rescue his neighborhood dog from the coyote. the coyote sure was fast, too, as were all the dogs and coyote! impressive! guess the owners won’t be putting trixie out on a leash anymore! i never leave my dogs alone outside where we live, and don’t walk alone myself, as we do have coyotes and eagles and hawks of great size during the day, and at night there are owls and foxes and bobcats and skunks. i live in a town but there are woods all around us. i have fences, but deer and turkeys get in regularly and chew up the scenery and my plants and fruit trees and decorative bushes. good for the rottie!

  2. So glad for the outcome. You are good owners for being such caring people–even if your body break was untimely! LOL


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