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Old 12-18-2016, 08:20 PM
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The ones I've had have always been either extremely playful and best friends with everyone or extremely protective. The first pit bull we rescued was actually strange though, he was so terrified of everything he would try to hide every time the washing machine started, he heard a car door, someone knocked on the door, or anything for the first year we had him. After he got settled down and wasn't scared of being harmed anymore, he turned into the best dog I have ever had.

He would walk the house at night and make sure everyone inside was fine and he would stand between me and anybody who was new or seemed threatening. There were a few times he made some people back off, and I think I was around 14 when I was at home alone and a cable guy drove down our driveway. By the time he had parked the car, the dog was standing in front of the door snarling and growling like he was going to eat the guy alive until I told him it was ok.
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Good to know seams like I have heard that a lot of rescue dogs are really protective of the ones that they see as their people have you ever had one that would take up with one person and no body could handle it or was most the kind that were family dogs
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They've all been family dogs. The one I was just telling you about took up with me more than anyone else but still followed commands from the rest of the family just as good as he did me, I was just his best friend I guess lol he always would play with me but only played with anyone else when he got excited.

They've always been good with all of the kids and everything, but none of us ever were the little brats that kick and hit and poke eyes and pull tails just to be mean. I'm sure if someone did that then they wouldn't be as good of a dog because they wouldn't have as much trust. The main thing is trust, if the dog can trust you then he will protect you
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Well I guess maybe we should look into a rescue dog
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Don't do it, them St. Bernards are expensive to feed....
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I have two rescues, a golden retriever and an Akita Inu. The golden is a 90 pound speed bump; the Akita just made 118 pounds and is a great watchdog. She's good with kids, trusts no strangers, and rules all she sees like a queen. Big dogs make big scary barks and growls which is handy when a goblins on the other side of the door.

I've heard rescues understand the fate they dodged and they both seem too. Life's better with them for sure.
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Akita don't believe I know that kind.
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I have a few of these and they work just fine. I don't have to pole vault over dog poo in the yard and they are very good at their jobs. Mexican Advanced Warning Devices.



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Airedale.s are the king of the terriers. They are fierce dogs and too much for many owners. A friend of mine grew up on a ranch on the AZ/Mex border. They got the retired lion hunting dogs from the neighboring ranch. He has a thousand stories.

A friend of mine had a dog that was half Airedale. One day a nice looking bitch walked past the picture window in the living room. The dog leapt thru the window, mated with the bitch and jumped back in the living room like nothing happened.
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We have a Walker hound as well as a beagle/rat terrier mix and they are good watchdogs. The Walker is also a very capable hunting dog.
We really don't feel the need for guard dogs. My wife and I routinely CCW and we both take Krav Maga and BJJ and have for a while now, so the odds of me being in a situation where I'd rather have a pit bull vice my hound are slim.
My brother has a couple Cane Corsos that are great watchdogs and could be great guard dogs with the proper training. The problem is that they are VERY expensive dogs to own and train. They're both intimidating to see and one of them is pure muscle, 120 lbs and you can still see her ribs!
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Wow that is a dog I would not want to walk in on
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Teamwork, he lets me know, and I'll handle it from there. Watchdog.

My LH Chihuahua male thinks he's a Rotti. Invading leaves don't get past his watch.
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A watch dog. Dogs are too valuable to risk. And they're notoriously easy to take out. I've always thought a smallish breed, well trained, would be ideal. Smaller breeds live longer, eat less food, and are smaller targets if someone did try to take them out. They can smell and hear things that we can't. Their job would be to alert us to danger so that we can handle it and get themselves out of harms way. There's no way I'd want to risk that valuable of an alarm system.
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I like having more than one dog. They enjoy each other. They are harder to take out if you have 4. Nothing over 100 lbs because giant dogs hardly every live over 10 years. It really depends on your personality, lifestyle, climate, and needs, which breeds you choose. I now own a Border Collie, Doberman, German shepherd, and little rat terrier chihuahua mix.
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I prefer watch dogs. We have a little dog that and a basset (deeper more intimidating bark) that will alarm us and a collie mutt that will also bark but will also head for and circle the issue.
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If you think you are a target of real Burglars, and Robbers, than its true that a single Guard dog is easy to take out. Me? I have neighbors who don't have dogs. They are nice, soft, Libtard, Targets who wonder why they get broken into.

I used to have English Mastiffs, but they die young. My German Shepherd is a very effective Guard dog, but she keeps trying to kill my Doberman.

A Guard Dog can be a very effective Watch dog, but my Chihuahua/terrier mix won't scare anyone from going into my back yard. My problem over the years has been Teens, and Druggies. Neither want to tackle a Guard dog. The Professional Burglars also don't want the hassle, so they just go after softer Targets.

Watch dogs tend to be better companions indoors. Guard dogs are better to take for a walk. If a Pit bull attacks my wife with the little dog alone, she is in trouble. But if my wife has the Shepherd, they have a fighting chance.
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True the hardcor burglars can get past dogs but a lot of them just don't want to take the time and move on pretty much our problems are people on drugs on people letting their teens run wild in both cases a big looking fighting dog can make them back off also handle business if it comes to that I am looking at mostly the bigger buller breeds the main two being the American bull dog and the dogo but I also like the American ban dog if anyone has any experience with them I like them because they seem not to be the most high energy dogs always want to be with their people and the power they can bring if they need to protect their people
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True the hardcor burglars can get past dogs but a lot of them just don't want to take the time and move on pretty much our problems are people on drugs on people letting their teens run wild in both cases a big looking fighting dog can make them back off also handle business if it comes to that I am looking at mostly the bigger buller breeds the main two being the American bull dog and the dogo but I also like the American ban dog if anyone has any experience with them I like them because they seem not to be the most high energy dogs always want to be with their people and the power they can bring if they need to protect their people
It all depends on the environment, and your schedule and personality what dog you should get.

The Dogo Argentina is not a Guard dog, though its very scary looking. A good guard dog will stick around and take care of your property.

The Dogo was bred to hunt big game. So unless you spend a lot of time training it, and giving it exercise, don't be surprised if it jumps your fence and attacks something down the road.

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All I want the dog to do is bark!

I don't want anything with an IQ of 30 making expensive legal decisions on my behalf.

If anyone needs to be bitten, I will bite them myself !
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