And his owner, from North Carolina, captured the hilarious footage on film, posting it to TikTok where it racked up over 243,000 views. In the clip, Jude bravely leaps from the back seat of the car to the front in a bid to defend his owner from the wipers. Posted to the @thismudderfluffer account, the overlaying text read: “Get yourself a dog who will protect you from windshield wipers,” complete with the hashtag #adogspurpose.
Jude, wearing a printed bandanna, lunges at the sweeping wipers in a bid to ‘catch’ them through the glass, pawing at the dashboard in a frantic attempt to prevent his owner coming to any harm.
Viewers have praised the pup’s fast reaction to the perceived danger, and his loyalty to his mum.
One said: “Dang Jude, that was quick! Cat-like reflexes.”
Another added: “Don’t worry, they [windshield wipers] won’t get you, he’s made dang sure.”
“That baby just saved your life,” a third wrote.
Labradoodles are a cross between a Labrador and a poodle, introduced by an Australian breeder in 1988.
They soon gained popularity for their gentle nature and joyful personalities which combine the traits of both parents, which both have a strong work ethic.
They’re said to be smart and sociable dogs, who are affectionate with adults and children, and are always ready to play.
The popular breed is even adored by celebrities like Kaiser Chiefs’ Rick Wilson, who owns a labradoodle called Reedus.
And Jude isn’t the only life-saving labradoodle to hit the news.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service dog Digby went viral on social media in June after helping to save a young woman who was considering suicide.
On Facebook, the post picked up 2,500 comments praising Digby’s fantastic work, as well as 13,600 shares and 24,300 likes. It was also retweeted more than 3,100 times and gained nearly 12,000 likes on Twitter.