Nine-year-old Leala the Staffordshire terrier channeled her inner Lassie in 2015 to help save the life of her youngest family member.

When little Alexander slipped and fell face down into a dam while visiting a friend’s property, Leala immediately jumped in to try and help him out.

The then two-year-old had lost consciousness, however, and Leala was unable to get him out on her own.

What Is It, Girl?

Soaking wet, Leala raced back to the friend’s house and burst into it. She began barking frantically at David Kenney, Alexander’s dad, and acting as though she wanted him to follow her. Surprised at her erratic behavior, David decided to see what she wanted to show him. Leala took him straight to where his son lay unconscious.