The breed behind the viral picture of a canine comforted by sheep it spared from a wolf assault is a Maremma Sheepdog.
This breed is known for their strong protective instinct and are commonly used as livestock guardian dogs. They are independent and courageous, and will not hesitate to defend their flock from predators such as wolves and bears. In this particular case, the Maremma Sheepdog
demonstrated its loyalty and devotion to its flock by sparing the sheep from the wolf’s attack, and then seeking comfort from them after the ordeal. The heartwarming picture captured the special bond that can develop between animals and their guardians.