Nervous abandoned dog finds confidence again thanks to pug best friend

A pug named Pancake proved to be the perfect pal for a dog more than twice his size. Picture: PA
A pug named Pancake proved to be the perfect pal for a dog more than twice his size. Picture: PA
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Forget man's best friend - a pug named Pancake proved to be the perfect pal for a dog more than twice his size who was too afraid to leave its kennel.

One-year-old Fraser, a large cane corso with cropped ears and a docked tail, had a nervous disposition, despite what some may consider an intimidating appearance.

One-year-old Fraser, a large cane corso with cropped ears and a docked tail, had a nervous disposition, despite what some may consider an intimidating appearance. Picture: PA

One-year-old Fraser, a large cane corso with cropped ears and a docked tail, had a nervous disposition, despite what some may consider an intimidating appearance. Picture: PA

But six-month-old Pancake's confidence rubbed off on his new larger companion, making the unlikely pairing the best of friends, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home said.

Footage shows the two animals, dubbed Little and Large by the home, playfully running around after each other.

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Elizabeth Kidd, a canine behaviourist at Battersea, said: "Although Pancake and Fraser didn't appear to be the most likely pairing, it was heart-warming to see how well they got along.

"Little Pancake really taught Fraser how to be a brave dog and be more confident in himself.

"Fraser really thrived in his friendship with Pancake, helping him to come out of his shell."

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Pancake has been adopted by Ms Kidd, and Fraser, who was taken to Battersea by his owners when they could no longer look after him, is in need of a new place to live too. Anyone interested can visit www.battersea.org.uk.