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Old 08-01-2008, 08:58 AM
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The dog may bite, but it would be protecting itself from the threat, not its owner.
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LOL...you actually could not know what it ws thinking Labra...but nice attempt to save face. Speaking of face...which house did you pick to visit?
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Labra why don't you just go one over to someone on here's home...and threaten them and see what occurs? I am sure anyone here close by would allow you to do so. Put your money, where your mouth...or I guess...fingers are. Then you can report back...

who's game?

OOOOHHHH!!! OOOOHHHH!!!! Pick ME!!!!!!!

And bring video cameras . . . .

and a big baggie
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:03 AM
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Yup. A little thing called common sence.

99% of dogs don't have the temperament to be truly protective. If they did, why don't the police force use every breed for protection work? because SO few breeds have the qualities and temperament needed to be protective.

People mistake fear behavior for protective behavior. Fear biters will put on a show, but if push comes to shove, they will chose flight over fight every time.
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It makes me chuckle a little when people claim that their dogs would "lay their life on the line" and "would be on their ass like wildfire". Um, hello? dogs are not people. I guarentee that 99.9% of people that claim their dogs would do the above, would not. If a dog barks and growls at someone who approaches you, a person who poses no threat whatsoever, your dog is not being protective but fearful. If your dog bites someone in that circumstance, he is biting because he is afraid and protecting HIMSELF, not you. Dogs don't think, 'Crikey, I must protect mom at all costs!'...we humanize dogs FAR too much. Truly protective dogs are very few and far between. Your average mutt does not posess those qualities and the stable temperament required to be truly protective.
Well, well, well....

Look who crawled out from under their bridge.
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OOOOHHHH!!! OOOOHHHH!!!! Pick ME!!!!!!!

And bring video cameras . . . .

and a big baggie
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:06 AM
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Well, well, well....

Look who crawled out from under their bridge.
Yeah...I have been waiting a while for an interesting thread to come up. After the 'be on their ass like white on rice' I just...couldn't...help...myself.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:14 AM
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Cleo has as a 5-6 month old pup put herself, meaning bodily....in front of my son on the approach of an aggressively posturing dog (leashed)...she is in no way dominant by nature, nor was she fearful, her body posture was still, confident, and assertive...she is innately protective of her kids. the breed is known for that. She would protect them...it has nothing to do with her fear...it is her job...that the breed founders, gave her.

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you comment about police protection dogs make no sense. Esp considering a nice little Boston Terrier I saw doing bitework and schutzhund.

Too many dogs have gone thru windows to save owners in the distance...back into burning homes to help their people...jumped into frozen ponds to offer themselves as life preservers...for your statements about "protection" being the realm of only a few breeds, to hold any water with anyone who truly knows, dogs. Protection is not just about a bite..it's about assessing a situation and acting to save their people.

Of course I am sure to you that's only because the person fills the bowl with kibble,...since dogs dont know how to hunt anymore...lmbo.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:16 AM
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Yup. A little thing called common sence.

99% of dogs don't have the temperament to be truly protective. If they did, why don't the police force use every breed for protection work?
Heheh . . . . they use Filas occasionally, but they've found that Filas WRECK the grade curve at the police academy
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:17 AM
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Akitas aren't used because they think too much on their own Renee...totally true...and I trust them more for protection, than a human trained push button dog anyday.
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