THIS footage proves dogs really are man’s best friend.
A brave pup is seen rushing in to protect its owner and his shop from a would-be robber.'
The amazing CCTV video shows what appears an armed man storming the shop as its owner takes out the rubbish.
He brandishes a weapon and forces the shopkeeper behind the till demanding cash.
At that moment, the hero dog speeds to his owner's aid, barking and biting at the masked assailant.
The dog keeps up his brave defence even as the gunman backs out of the shop.
He is forced to flee the Mont d'Or tobacco shop in Manosque, France empty-handed.
Neither the dog nor the shopkeeper were harmed.
Scroll down to watch the video below….