A WREXHAM woman feels safe in her home again knowing she has her fearless dog Oscar there to protect her.
Oscar, a one-year-old Wheaton Terrier, defended the family in their hour of need when three robbers invaded their house with an axe.
The superdog’s owner Beverley Jones, 43, has been at home recovering from breast cancer and was traumatised by the drama in June.
She said: “It was a worrying time and we have been worried about our safety. But having Oscar here makes us feel safer.”
Oscar was hailed a hero after he stood between the axe-wielding robbers and his family in a ‘Mexican stand-off’.
Beverley said: “The back door was closed but unlocked as there were people in and the telly was on.
“But these lads jumped over the locked back fence and picked up an axe we have in the garden to cut fire wood for the log burner.
“They just walked in with the axe and Oscar stood in front of them. It was like a Mexican stand-off.
“It was just them looking at the dog, and the dog looking back, and when he growled they took off and he chased them down the street.
“To be honest, he probably thought it was a game as he was only a pup at the time.”
Beverley’s son, 19-year-old Daniel Jones, an IT student at Yale College, went off after the dog and he was found by the railway bridge at the nearby Stansty Road.
Beverley said: “You never know what could have happened if it wasn’t for Oscar. He’s our hero.
“In fact that day he really had gone from zero to hero after he was in trouble for chewing up a hearing aid.
“It is not nice to think of people just coming into your house like that and it is nice to know we have Oscar here.”
She said that since the incident, Oscar has been extremely protective of the family and will now get up on the window ledge to see what is going on and alerts them to anything out of the ordinary.
“He’s constantly on the lookout. It’s like having our very own neighbourhood watch having him here,” said Beverley.