While dogs are our best friends, that does not mean they cannot be dangerous. There are some breeds considered violent, and there’s a huge debate on whether babies, toddlers, and children are safe around them. Believe it or not, but some of these violent dogs are actually guardians of little kids!
Catherine Svillicic wanted to take a chance and adopt a dog of a breed considered dangerous, and her life changed ever since! Why did her Doberman shock her and everyone hearing her story? It all started with the dog grabbing the little kid and throwing her – #11! Let’s see why the dog suddenly reacted like that…
20. ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER
The Svillicic family lives in Australia, and just had a new family member: their baby girl, Charlotte. This adorable kid is the world to her parents, and they would do anything to protect their daughter. What the mom did not know was that Charlotte’s life would be in danger right in her yard!
19. THE ONLY CHILD
Charlotte is the only child, and now as a toddler, she needed a companion to play and grow with. So her mother didn’t think of having another child but thought it a good idea to adopt a dog. Charlotte was only 17 months old when Catherine thought of adding a canine companion to the family…
18. THE FAMILY DOG
The mother thought a dog would be happy to spend time with a kid, offering love and attention when the mom was busy around the house. But what dog should she choose? Some of them are unpredictable around small kids and can think that the kid is aggressive and react badly. But Catherine was confident!
17. ADOPTING A POOCH
Catherine knew that she would get the right dog for their family, so she decided to adopt one. She went to the local animal shelter to look for a dog that needed a home. What caught her eyes in the first moment when she saw the dogs was a large Doberman Pinscher. Then she found out terrible news….
16. ON THE EUTHANASIA LIST
The staff at the animal shelter told Catherine that the dog had a tough past and he was on the euthanasia list. She had to save this pooch, so the family adopted him and named him Khan. But was this large dog a breed fit for young children? Here’s what the mother thought.
15. HE WILL LEARN TO BEHAVE
The mother couldn’t bear the thought that Khan was getting euthanized, so she decided that she will train the pooch well so that he would be perfect for their family and not be put down. She took the pooch home and slowly introduced him to her daughter. Shen the mother was a kid, she also grew up with a dog…
14. RAISING A DOG
Catherine knew how to raise a dog and felt that saving Khan was meant to be. It’s almost like she predicted what was soon going to happen at #7!
She learned from the staff at the shelter that Khan was a purebred, specially bought for breeding, but he was severely abused…
13. ABUSED PUP
In an interview, Catherine said that the people who saved Khan, they found him “starving, had broken ribs and had been beaten – he was an abused dog.” They thought that after such a terrible past, the dog might feel threatened and lash out.
But as soon as Charlotte and Khan met, they became best friends!
12. THE BODYGUARD
Khan turned out to be the sweetest guardian Charlotte ever saw. He followed her everywhere and made sure to keep an eye on her. He never acted aggressive towards the toddler, but Charlotte always was careful so that the dog doesn’t snap one day.
And that day somehow came. They were outside when disaster struck!
11. A NIGHTMARE
It all happened too fast! Catherine was in the kitchen, looking out the window how Charlotte and Khan were outside in the yard. Then, like in a nightmare, Khan started nudging the kid, and she fell. How did the sweet Khan become violent when the baby didn’t even annoy him? And he was just starting…
10. HE BIT INTO HER DIAPER!
The mother saw him biting into the baby’s diaper, and the trashed her around. The poor baby looked like a ragdoll, and the horrified mother ran to save her daughter from the attacking Doberman Pinscher. But then she was even more shocked as she realized what was happening! Here’s what she said about that moment.
9. HE WAS AGGRESSIVE
“Khan was really concentrating and was acting aggressively towards Charlotte-and kept trying to nudge her, but it wasn’t working,” recalls Catherine Svillicic in an interview. Then, she said that “he grabbed her by the back of the nappy and threw her over his shoulder more than a meter, like she was a rag doll.”
But then Khan made a high-pitched scream…
8. WHAT HAPPENED?
The mother was already next to the dog and heard him screaming as if he had been stabbed. He looked lethargic and got into the house. Catherine helped the kid and saw she was not bitten or injured. But looking to see what happened to Khan, she saw him collapsed, with his tongue falling from his mouth and eyes closed!
7. SAVING THE DOG
Charlotte was fine, but what happened to the dog? He looked paralyzed! The mother was horrified, but she was filled with adrenaline, and she did the only thing she could do. She scooped up the huge dog, took Charlotte under her other arm and ran to the car to get to the vet.
You won’t believe what really happened!
6. WAS KHAN DYING?
The terrified mother reached the vet clinic, and while driving as fast as she could, she got there in record time, still thinking about the family dog that attacked the kid and then how he was severely injured. It didn’t make sense, but she would soon find out the truth…
5. DOCTORS CAME FAST
As soon as Catherine got to the clinic, doctors raced to give Khan immediate attention. The poor dog was paralyzed, and doctors knew what really happened. The dog has been bitten on the leg by something that was venomous. The venom was spreading fast through his body. They had the anti-venom, but would Khan survive?
4. WAS IT TOO LATE?
The doctors gave Khan a powerful anti-venom, but nobody knew how fast has the venom spread to through his body and if he could fight it… The vets did all they could for brave Khan, and now he had to say overnight and pull through.
Catherine was heartbroken when she realized that the dog saved her daughter and he could not make it…
3. WELCOME BACK!
Fortunately, Khan was able to pull through that night, and he was received home with a proper welcome back. The family calls him “Khan the Wonder Dog,” and we can see why! He might have been abused and neglected, but he repaid his adoptive family for being saved from euthanasia!
2. A THANKFUL MOM
Every day that Charlotte lives is thanks to brave Khan who got bit instead of the child. Such a dose of venom would have been deadly for a little kid like her. Now Khan lives with his family, and his story has become viral!
1. KHAN IS FAMOUS!
She saved Khan from the shelter, and he repaid his family. Today, Khan is a famous and spoiled pooch, and he might not realize it, but his mom knows it very well:
“If Khan wants a gold bowl, Khan gets it. We owe him for the rest of his life,’’ said Catherine in an interview.