If you grew up with a dog, you know that they're called "man's best friend" for a reason. Little girl Siena knows just how strong the bond between a dog and his human pal can be, because she already considers her Doberman Buddha her BFF. The Instagram account @CutieAndTheBeast documents some of the adventures that Siena and Buddha get into, and it's pretty much the sweetest thing to ever happen. Though these photos provoke plenty of "awws," they're also bucking a seriously sad stereotype about Dobermans - and that's totally awesome.
Siena and Buddha are great buddies, but not everyone would feel comfortable with their child hanging around a Doberman. Unfortunately, Doberman's have a not-so-great reputation in the dog world: many people consider them inherently dangerous. A rep like this can be devastating for a breed, as it can be a challenge to get people to adopt great dogs that need a home and can cause unfair restrictions based on how people think a certain type of dog will behave. Of course, many Dobermans make great family dogs - and many are willing to play dress up with their best bud.
Not every Doberman is aggressive or dangerous, and this Instagram account proves that many are extremely affectionate and friendly. Siena knows Buddha as her BFF, and I don't think any rumor about Buddha's breed could take that away. After all, these two are thick as thieves.
We'd all be so lucky to have a buddy like Buddha, and let's hope that Instagram accounts like @CutieAndTheBeast remind people of that fact.