Anyone who's ever subscribed to the stereotype that rottweilers are all dangerous dogs should definitely take a look at this story.
An 80-year-old woman faced near tragedy when she fell in a field in Gloucestershire, England, getting stuck in a bush for more than 15 hours. But, the U.K.'s Daily Mirror reports, four rottweilers came across the woman and saved her life.
Dave Malt and his nephew were taking Tillie, Billy, Gerrard and May - all rottweilers - for a walk when they let the pups roam off their leashes. They reportedly bolted to the spot where the elderly woman lay, with Malt following behind. He came across the prone woman with one of his dogs gently licking her.
The woman was promptly taken to the hospital, where she was treated for the effects of exposure and is recovering from a scary fall - all thanks to the keen noses of Tillie, Billy, Gerrard and May.
This story is another reminder that the rottweiler's reputation is often a misconception. The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes the breed as "an inherent protector, the Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in his environment."