There’s a little French bulldog who is going viral on Sunday, October 4. There are two YouTube videos showing the action of the little 20-pound French bulldog from Monrovia, California. The now-viral surveillance video shows two bears moseying around the property of the French bulldog’s master, until the bulldog spots them and chases the bears away. According to the owner, David Hernandez, Jules actually chased away three bears — one of the bears was apparently camera shy. At first, one bear runs up the stairs, but then the bear turns around and actually jumps over a fence to get away from the little powerful dog.
The YouTube video’s first part, titled “Bears scared away by a 20 pound French Bulldog Part 1” has gained 15,440 views in the days since it was uploaded to YouTube on October 2. Perhaps because that video went viral, “Ferns Channel” uploaded the second part of the video onto YouTube.
The second video, titled “Bears scared away by a 20 pound French Bulldog Part 2,” has gained 1,863 views in 21 hours, proving people are fascinated with the little French bulldog that had enough gumption to chase away three bears many pounds bigger than the bulldog. That 11-second video is shorter than the initial 51-second video, but shows a different perspective of the bulldog chasing away the bears.
As reported by NBC Los Angeles, the French bulldog goes after the bears at the home in the 400 block of Highland Place. Monrovia is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, apparently a location that’s popular with bears that stroll on over to homes within the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.
According to CBS Los Angeles, the little French bulldog’s name is Jules, and she’s a hero to her owners for chasing off the bears. David Hernandez praised his little 20-pound French bulldog for her heroic guard dog actions.
“She wasn’t having it, you’re not coming in to her property. Momma bear is sitting up here. She blew me away, couldn’t believe that she turned into a Wolverine.”
Due to wildfires and neighbors feeding the bears, more bears have come down from the mountains.
Amazingly, David reports that some of his neighbors feed the bears 25-pound dog food bags and meatloaf! Still, the French bulldog’s owner says that he doesn’t want to move away from the mountains.
“There’s nothing more dangerous in a forest than a mother bear, nothing. You could have drive bys or you can have bears. What’s it going to be? For me I’ll choose the wildlife, but just don’t feed them.”
On YouTube, folks are commenting that the French bulldog’s actions demonstrate just how much courage the dog has when going up against bears.
Proves and illustrates the old adage: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog!”
Jules was rewarded for her bravery and for going up against the bears and protecting her family, who’ve actually boarded up their windows and sliding glass door to prevent crafty bears from entering their home. The little French bulldog got a nice hot bath and lots of affection from her family. Considering the large size of those bears in comparison to the small dog, Jules’ actions are quite an impressive feat indeed.