Some puppies make good guard dogs, but Jakey, a 6-year-old dog, uses her abilities to defend something a little different.
While most dogs keep an eye on the home, Jakey has a more sensible purpose in mind. When her family is gone, she keeps an eye on their bread. Jakey’s mother, Katrina Frank, told The Dodo, “She started this four years ago when we moved to our property.” “She would hide the bread every time we left.”
Jakey has a great sense of smell when it comes to baked products. Jakey smells the plastic-wrapped loaf the moment her mother goes out the door, and she will stop at nothing until the bread is secure.
“We have a bread box,” Frank explained, “and she likes to hop up and grab it out.” “She nudges the door open and gets it out if I keep it in the pantry instead.” I’ve put it in the fridge before, and she’s opened the door to retrieve it.”
Jakey has never tasted a bite of bread in her years as a bread guardian. She also ensures that none of the other animals in the home do.
“She loves to hide it under the sofa and sleep on it.” Otherwise, [she] stashes it in my bedroom closet,” Frank explained. “Because we use it so frequently, I guess she thinks it’s the most essential thing to us.”
Jakey brings her mother to the bread as soon as she returns, a regretful expression on her face. Frank has become accustomed to Jakey’s eccentricities and knows that the bread will never go missing for an extended period of time. Frank explained, “I’ve always been like, ‘Oh, that’s Jake being Jake.'”
Jakey doesn’t let the fact that her family is out of bread stop her from completing her job: “If I’m out of bread, she moves on to baked goodies,” Frank remarked. “She once got a Tupperware of cookies off the counter and concealed all 17 of them individually without breaking a single one.” She took me to every single one of them.”