The person or persons planning to rob this home in Virginia probably thought they had everything worked out: the family was away so there was no chance they would be interrupted during the heist. But they clearly hadn't realised that the family's German Shepherd was keeping watch over the Chesterfield property while they were out.

Not much is known about what happened next, but clearly the would-be robbers ended up second best. When Tristan James Murrin and his family returned home, they were shocked to find blood stains everywhere.

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In the post, Tristan Murrin says: "I couldn't be more proud of him. Such an amazing breed that's why everyone who doesn't have an actual dog should consider on adopting or buying a dog. German Shepherd is a fantastic breed."

The videos have been liked by more than 44,000 people and shared by 56,000; with one person saying: "I hope you made that dog the biggest steak you can find. That's a good dog!"Tristan has told ABC8: "We noticed something when we walked in, when I walked in with my mother and there is blood spots on the ground, we looked up stairs and you see trails of blood coming from upstairs going all the way down.

Tristan dog blood

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"I think the dog did its job. He knew that someone was not supposed to be in my house and no one was home and he knows that he wasn't supposed to be in there and he was doing something that he wasn't supposed to be doing and so he knew to act upon it."


German Shepherd

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But Tristan maintains that Oden is a placid dog, who is loved by everyone: "He plays with the kids, the cul-de-sac knows him. They know him as big dog, the community loves him, the kids come up to him and want to touch him and play with him."

Due to the massive amount of blood lost, Tristan's family reckons the intruder would have had to have received medical attention. The police are investigating, but it looks like they'll have no problem getting DNA evidence.

The family was also thrilled that nothing was taken from the home during the break-in.

What a good dog.

The police are still investigating the incident, there have been no arrests so far.

Featured Image Credit: Tristan Murrin

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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