Ben Minton's hero in The Guard Dog seems hardly up to the task of thwarting a determined burglar. He shakes in terror and makes a little puddle whilst his owner blissfully is unaware of the danger. This is a modern home however with a burglar deterrent built into the electric toaster. The owner seems mightily unimpressed by his canine defender and off he goes back to bed after handing the pooch the mop and bucket. This was Ben's graduation piece in 2004 from Newport School of Art, Media & Design and has some simply drawn if appealing 2D animation.