When it comes to age-old rivals, few things go at it as much as mailmen and scary dogs. My father was a letter carrier for nearly three decades, and he often was forced to carry mace to protect himself from territorial dogs that would charge him while on the job. When asked if he ever used the spray cans, he admitted that there were many occasion that he had to spray dogs or risk getting bitten.
But in the video below, one suburban dog has befriended his USPS mailman in the best way possible. While owner Michael Collins admits that his German shepherd terrifies everyone who walks by the yard, only the mailman has forged an intimate bond with the deceptively friendly canine. Check out the post below to see this adorable dog and mailman relationship in action!
Kyza is a 9-month-old German shepherd. Because he is a large and “scary”, few people are willing to befriend him. Owner Michael Collins loves the way Kyza looks but wishes people would give him a chance. Because under his intimidating guard-dog demeanor, Kyza is a softie and a sweetheart.
While you’d think the mailman would be the first person to stay far away from Kyza, Collins’s mailman is actually one of the only people who has made an effort to befriend the scary dog.
As you can see in the shot video clip shared on Facebook, Kyza waits patiently as the letter carrier comes up to the door on a bicycle ready for a visit with Kyza.
As you’ll see in Collins’s video, Kyza puts his paws up on the fence while the mailman pets the dog. Kyza and his best buddy love sharing some time together.
When Collins captured the video footage, it brought a smile to his face. Because of that, he decided to “share something cool” with his friends on Facebook and posted the clip for all to enjoy.
To caption the moment, he wrote the following below the video which has been viewed 5+ million times.
“Every day whether or not we have mail this mail man always stops to see my dog who is only 9 months old. He always gets over looked as a dangerous or unapproachable dog, Maybe cause he’s big i am not sure. He doesn’t bark at them or growl ( Maybe the odd couple times he barks at people but which dog doesn’t ) But this guy here always makes an effort to get off his bike to give him a hug and a pat! I’m not sure who to tag on Facebook for him to see this! But thanks man keep up the good job and you’ve definitely got a friend waiting for ya!!”
Collins is happy that so many people are watching and sharing his video. He hopes it helps de-stigmatize “scary” dog breeds like German shepherds and pit bulls. These animals might look scary but their demeanor can truly be gentle and loving. It all depends on how their owners raise them.