Who's the No. 1 Guard Dog?

Who's the No.1 Guard Dog?

  • Pit Bull

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  • Bull Mastiff

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • German Shepard

    Votes: 10 62.5%
  • Rottweiler

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Cane Corso

    Votes: 4 25.0%

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bubbatd

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Daughter got a black Lab pup before Nash was born . Rudy was so protective of house and Nash they had a muzzle for him when stranges came until he got to know them . Rudy slept in their room with their door open . They got up one morning , and their kitchen window ( over the sink ) was way open and Jan's purse was missing from the kitchen table /; Way to go Rudy !!!
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They got up one morning , and their kitchen window ( over the sink ) was way open and Jan's purse was missing from the kitchen table /; Way to go Rudy !!!
Did Rudy steal the purse?
 

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I'd love to see someone walk in this house without setting off a shriek of barking fury. That's all we need, an alarm. lol
 
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Honestly, 2/3 of my dogs would defend me and protect me, even without training.

If they hear a suspicious noise, Kody howls and Chance runs out barking. If it's someone at the door, I simply tell them to calm down and toss them a treat and they do.

But both my boys aren't too keen on anyone showing up without permission and they both proved that when someone tried to break into my old house.

But it has little or nothing to do with their breed. if it does then I'm SO slapping a spiked collar on Kody and starting a "protection beagle" trend :D
 
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As far as alarm dogs go, it's hard to beat any kind of Terrier. Just ask Kharma and Bimmer. They both prefer stealth mode until their prey is in range and doesn't know they are there, but Tallulah pretty much puts the keibosh on that most of the time. She's learning, though. If they can get a chance to take her out hunting she'll figure it out in no time.
 

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I can tell you what dog is NOT a good guard dog or watch dog for that matter.... Bluetick coonhounds named Belle.

When that cop showed up at our backdoor that night shining a light in the house... belle danced around like a flipping idiot. excited at the idea of a new visitor lol.

Beezer on the other hand was NOT happy. He is what woke us up and he was MAD that someone was in his yard at our door shining a light in. someone who did NOT belong there. Beezer is a timid dog... or we always thought. but when this man was at our door Beezer just kept charging the door and slamming into it. If that cop opened the door I don't know WHAT would have happened. I've never seen Beezer in such a rage lol

but it's just him... not really his breed. Greyhound/pointer protection services lol
 

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Gunnar my GSD is an excellent guard dog. He will stealth mode outside but if someone comes to the door he barks.
 

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I am unsure whether Uncle Fred would ever actually bite anyone. His style is more to knock adversaries over and then bay in their face. He is, however a superb alarm system. He is so loud that I think they might hear him at the police station.

The one time someone tried to steal our bikes, which are on a rack and cabled together, we came home to find the place crawling with police. Uncle Fred made so much noise the neighbors called the cops. They told us their windows were vibrating next door. They never caught the prospective thieves, but they got about halfway through the cable before they ran for it.
 
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LMAO, DrMom! That's LOUD :rofl1:

Someone pointed out to me that even if you didn't know about my dogs, anyone who would try to come in my house would have to be stupid. There is ironwork in the windows . . . ON THE INSIDE :D
 

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I don't want to start an argument but the vast majority of dogs (any breed) would not actually engage and fight an adult male intruder. If you ever watch some bit work (Schutzhund, PSA etc.) you will see many dogs that come from good working lines that will actually bite and then run if they meet a rough decoy.

Many dogs will bark and act like they will defend but very few dogs (especially untrained) will actually fight to defend their beloved owner.
 

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If I had to chose a dog to "save me" I would probably pick a Fila or a CAS. The only problem with the Fila is I think they're a bit too much dog for me :p

Ozzy is the best GUARD dog. He's LOUD, will bark forever at the drop of a hat, and has that machine gun terrier bark, but he sounds a bit bigger than he is, everyone in our neighborhood will come up to me to pet Enzo when we're out walking, but as someone once said to me "that other one will get 'cha" I lolled.

A good guard dog is a dog that barks. He is NOT an attack dog, though he WILL fight a decoy (we have done schutzhund) he is not afraid of confrontation (I think its the terrier) but I would NEVER rely on him to engage and defend against and intruder. Because he's 35 pounds. And definitely NOT bullet proof, though he would like to think so. Also, I highly doubt the game he was taught would translate to a real situation without a LOT of training.

Also, some folks need to get their panties out of a wad. JMO
 

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I don't want to start an argument but the vast majority of dogs (any breed) would not actually engage and fight an adult male intruder. If you ever watch some bit work (Schutzhund, PSA etc.) you will see many dogs that come from good working lines that will actually bite and then run if they meet a rough decoy.

Many dogs will bark and act like they will defend but very few dogs (especially untrained) will actually fight to defend their beloved owner.
that's fine.

that's why we have guns :)

my dogs aren't expected to fight to defend us.
 

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I don't want to start an argument but the vast majority of dogs (any breed) would not actually engage and fight an adult male intruder. If you ever watch some bit work (Schutzhund, PSA etc.) you will see many dogs that come from good working lines that will actually bite and then run if they meet a rough decoy.

Many dogs will bark and act like they will defend but very few dogs (especially untrained) will actually fight to defend their beloved owner.
That's what I thought, until my aunt's Sch. flunkie GSD saved me TWICE from home intruders while I was house sitting. She turned into Kujo, and even ran one guy all the way down through the pasture before coming back.

She was always very terrified of men too. In fact, when the officers came she literally cringed and peed herself. When I told them she chased the guy off snarling and roaring they just shook their heads in disbelief.

A lot of PP trained dogs won't protect in real life. There are flunkies and untrained dogs who will. It's kind of a crapshoot and not something I would depend on either way.
 

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I don't want to start an argument but the vast majority of dogs (any breed) would not actually engage and fight an adult male intruder. If you ever watch some bit work (Schutzhund, PSA etc.) you will see many dogs that come from good working lines that will actually bite and then run if they meet a rough decoy.

Many dogs will bark and act like they will defend but very few dogs (especially untrained) will actually fight to defend their beloved owner.
I hear this quite often, and I'm not going to argue the validity of it one way or the other. I just wanted to say in response to this that I guess I have been VERY 'lucky' in my dogs then, and hope I continue to be so ;)

We've had more than one dog who've put themselves in front of me and went forward without fear, even to the point of biting/fighting. Little Phoebe included (all 38 lbs of her) None of our dogs (growing up or now) have been 'formally' trained to do anything more than sit/stay/roll over/not potty in the house, etc.

IMO, a lot of it has to do with the bond you share with that dog in particular just as much (or in some cases MORE) than training. Could be wrong, and I could just be riding luck all these years, LOL

That's what I thought, until my aunt's Sch. flunkie GSD saved me TWICE from home intruders while I was house sitting. She turned into Kujo, and even ran one guy all the way down through the pasture before coming back.

She was always very terrified of men too. In fact, when the officers came she literally cringed and peed herself. When I told them she chased the guy off snarling and roaring they just shook their heads in disbelief.

A lot of PP trained dogs won't protect in real life. There are flunkies and untrained dogs who will. It's kind of a crapshoot and not something I would depend on either way.
LOL, sounds like the kind of 'flunkie' I'd like to meet :D

And I agree, it's not something I've ever or would ever depend on. If my dog alerts me to a problem, I feel they've done enough and I don't WANT them to put themselves in danger if there is any other way.
 

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My Doberman backed a guy into the corner of my kitchen when he was in my house when I was gone. My niece was with this guy, coming to let Lyric out when he was an older pup still using a crate. Although he loved my niece, he didn't know that her b.f. was allowed in the house when I wasn't there. He may not have stuck with it if the guy had fought him, but most guys, if unarmed won't fight with a snarling, gnashing teeth Doberman whose muscles are flexed and he's backing them into a corner. Lyric never bit or got wild. But she said he stealthily moved this guy toward the door.

On another occassion, he ran in front of a guy who was about to knock on my door. He sat between the door (on the porch) and the guy and gave him a low, throaty warning growl. That guy decided to retreat with honor and go wait on the patio, away from the front porch. (this was all told to me later) Lyric wasn't afraid to get between the front door and the guy. But he also didn't fly off the handle and bite or get too riled up....just a little warning growl with one tooth showing. lol. I was in the shower and this guy, Lyric didn't know. When I came out to chat with the guy, Lyric was all friendly and accepting.

My latest GSD kept someone from coming in the house late at night. He heard someone messing with the door and came un-glued, gnashing teeth, snarling, barking. That guy, whoever it was went away.

The same thing happened with our Lab. I was so surprised because she LOVED people and didn't ever appear to have a problem with anyone coming around. But one night, when my teenage kids were at home alone and Bonnie was in my son's bedroom, she heard at the same time that my son heard the door handle jiggling. She ran downstairs and was VICIOUS at the front door. Vicious barking, snarling, all teeth. My kids were so scared and went onto the roof out my daughter's bedroom window and hid. They saw the shadow of a guy retreating down the long driveway.

When my husband and I came home, we looked at the door and the wood door jam was all screwed up. It looked like someone was indeed trying to get in. But they apparently changed their mind.

So, a dog doesn't have to engage in a fight to protect his owners necessarily. In most cases, the bad guy isn't going to try to fight the dog (unless he has a weapon) but rather, is going to think about breaking in, but changing his mind when he is confronted with examples like those.
 

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