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Old 11-22-2006, 01:42 PM
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Protective? Definitely. Be able to neutralize a threat if it had to? Probably not. I own large, protective dogs because they are a visual deterrant (moreso than a golden, a BC, a little dog, etc.) and because if push comes to shove, they are big enough, strong enough, and posess the right temperament to deal with the threat.

Both of my dogs have stepped up to the plate for me... both times the "bad guy" wasn't scared of their visual appearance - until the dogs reacted.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:47 PM
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I'm sorry MoonChild,

I imagine that was not a nice experience but I couldn't help but laugh at this bit...

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I was a little surprised the dogs never barked until the police showed up to arrest him and take him away. (By which point he was lying on the lawn singing in the pouring rain!!)
I'm glad you're okay. What was he singing by the way?
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:34 PM
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I'm not sure what he was singing because of the whipping wind and rain but he was really into it..lol.. (Lol..Now why is it drunks are always singing?)

Actually when I first noticed him. (so that he couldn't hurt anyone) I kept the dogs, and the myself, ahead of him (by using their ball as a diversion) as he was coming across the street.

So the dogs didn't really notice him, but I was surprised that my dogs didn't bark at the commotion he was making a few minutes later in our yard when he was singing.

But once we opened the door to talk to the police and both dogs saw him, then they started barking...lol.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:41 PM
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Eep! I'm glad you and the puppies are okay.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:44 PM
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Moonchild, that's very scary indeed! But you've got very SMART dogs. I'm sure they detected no reason for alarm. He was "hopefully" just a harmless drunk that wouldn't have done anything to you. I'm sure they knew he was there but sensed no trouble. Smart dogs! And you're especially smart for you guys to have called the cops regardless!!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:49 PM
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Yeah but any man trying to get in people's front door-uninvited- is a threat to me. Drunks can turn dangerous in a heartbeat. That's the thing.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:00 PM
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Your dogs are pups, Moonchild. Dakota didn't start being protective of ME until he was about 1.5-2 years old. He's always protected his "turf" but only in the past 8-10 months has he attempted to defend me.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:08 PM
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Heheh . . . Just remember, Sizzle . . . it's all relative. In MY world, YOUR dogs are small and not terribly scary I imagine that when her dogs are past the puppy uncertainties, nine out of ten drunks would be frightened of them when they kick into gear.
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Hee hee, Renee... with YOUR big baby woman I met, she would have eaten him a new hole!!!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:39 PM
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Come to think of it last month we were all outside one night and my blood sugar crashed-HARD!

Then both dogs(especially the male, Poppy)were very snarky with the neighbor's son and his college guy friends, because I was down on the ground at that point- I was so weak.
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