These 20 Adorable Dogs Behind “Beware Of The Dog” Signs Are Anything But Dangerous

Dogs make wonderful companions, but they can also prove themselves as excellent guards for your home. These playful pooches, for example, are all on high alert for trespassers. And, terrifyingly, they know that they can delay any they find by demanding belly rubs until the police arrive. Pay attention to the warning signs, then, and beware of these dogs: after all, they’re so sweet that they could practically give you diabetes if you get too close…

You’d better believe the signage: you could die from this overdose of cute. In fact, YouTube’s Boo the Pomeranian has even been called the world’s cutest dog. It’s a fierce competition with his pal Buddy, though, who is certainly just as adorable.

That’s one dangerous dog: he’s a serious tripping hazard. What’s more, this attention-loving German shepherd is definitely a habitual thief, too; just imagine how many hours he’d steal from your life by demanding belly rubs, for example. And once you crossed that gate, there would be no escape…

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Speaking of thieves, this Labrador retriever puppy will steal your heart just like he stole that sign. And Imgur user Weepsoverspiltmilk, who uploaded the picture, has revealed that this crafty canine isn’t perhaps as fearsome as he first seems. “He gets so excited to meet people he pees,” they wrote underneath the sweet snap.

Debbie, Nat and Chris captured this picture of their dog Riley the beagle in action during June 2016. And don’t be fooled: he’s not lying down on the job. He’s just a little tired from chasing intruders, that’s all.

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Instagram user slotmachine5 captured a picture of this dainty dog on duty at its home in early 2016. And we can’t help thinking that the pint-sized pooch could easily trip visitors on the steps as it rushes to greet them. Maybe that’s why the warning sign is there?

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Shame on you, sign makers, you made a mistake: surely this should read “Be aware of the dog?” Not that you could fail to notice it: after all, this affectionate doggo is so eager to cover you in kisses that it’s resorted to chewing down the gate to get to you.

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With his customized warning mat and murderous eyes, there are few beastly basset hounds feared as much as Joey. His expression screams, “Let me in so I can rip you apart. Or fall asleep on your lap: whichever comes first.”

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Redditor JSambhi risked life and limb to get a picture of this plucky little puppy in 2015. And it was a close call, indeed. “He was a feisty one,” the user wrote. “[He] undid my shoelaces a few times.”

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As elite guard dogs used by police and the military, German shepherds are a force to be feared. And this one is no exception. If you’re allergic to doggy kisses, for example, you should be very afraid of what the future holds behind that gate.

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Twitter’s Christopher D. has taken every precaution to warn others about his golden retriever. He took this picture in March 2016 and accompanied it with a message for anyone who dares approach the beast: “BEWARE OF DOG! Calvin may lick you to death!”

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Social media user Sarah Beydoun must have her hands full with this little hellion. After all, the petite pooch is so dangerous that it requires an extra-large warning sign. And it seems that all that stands between the world and a cataclysm of cute is that flimsy cage.

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DXnM terrified Imgur users in May 2015 by uploading a close-up view of what could only be Cerberus, guardian of the underworld. “Ah, he is attacking me with adorableness!” one commenter said. Indeed, there were many victims that day.

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The warning sign is dead on the money, but not for the reason you think. That’s because the puppy behind that gate contains more cuteness than the human body can handle. He’s so sweet, in fact, that he’ll make your teeth fall out!

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In the spring of 2016 Imgur user PBinHtown uploaded a picture of this terrifying terrier. One commenter had an explanation for why the dog is more vicious than it seems, though. “He probably has a knife,” they wrote.

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Although Chihuahuas can have a nasty nip, this pocket-sized pooch looks like its bark is worse than its bite. Still, as the sign suggests, even the friendliest dog can be dangerous. For example, that wagging tail might cause a bruise.

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This guard dog is doing its best impression of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings: “You shall not pass!” And who would want to, given how it’s just too cuddly to overlook? Forget home invasion: not petting the dog is the real crime.

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Ms. Alyssa Envy, who uploaded this photo to Twitter in April 2016, had only three words to say: “Beware of Dog.” And perhaps you should: after all, side effects of exposure to the dog include happiness, stress relief, canine cuddles and wet kisses. Must… not… trespass…

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This property offers a double dose of dutiful doggies to pounce on anyone who looks like they could offer tummy rubs. Maybe their humans should check the “bodies” of their victims again, though; they’ve probably just slipped into contentment comas.

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If puppy hugs were dangerous, this would be one of the deadliest dogs in the world. Certainly, the only way he could harm you is if you were allergic to doggies. And even then, the risk might just be worth it.

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Yes, you should definitely beware of this dog – especially if you’re scared of heights. After all, just a few cuddles might have you walking on sunshine. And on top of that, he might be contagious – if cheerfulness is catchable, that is.

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