A loyal dog has been filmed standing guard over its owner after he fainted on a busy street in China.
The puppy appeared nervous and was shaking after its master fainted but barked at paramedics as they tried to approach the man to revive him.
Video of the dramatic event, broadcast on Chinese television yesterday, shows people successfully distracting the dog so it could not stop the owner being put into the ambulance.
Once the patient was aboard they allowed the little dog into the ambulance to ride to the hospital with its owner.
Author: Nick Pearson. Approving editor: Fiona Willan.