Obedient Dog Gets Down On The Ground With Owners During Police Raid (Photo)

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When police raided one Brazilian home on suspicions of drug trafficking, the owners' pup obediently laid down on the floor as per police orders — and a picture of the adorable canine is now going viral.

Details surrounding the raid remain murky, but Brazilian police officer Filippo Valdez explained,

There was a male dog that was barking when officers burst onto the scene, but when it saw its owners obeying the command to lie down, it ran over and laid down as well.

The pup's obedience was potentially life-saving: Allegedly, Brazilian police are horrible people have the tendency to shoot dogs when carrying out raids.

I'm not going to comment on that gross animal abuse now; instead, take a picture of the adorable pooch and be thankful he's safer than the rest of his crew, all of whom were arrested.

Keep your paws where I can see them - dog copies suspects in Brazil drugs search (Port) http://t.co/GqA7n2gnTf pic.twitter.com/4imG8t3UyQ — Gary Duffy (@Duffygary) April 3, 2015

Citations: Picture of guard dog laying down with owner after police raid goes viral (Metro)