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Old 07-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #21
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Having an alarm system for your home is most reassuring, but a good old fashioned growling, barking .... maybe biting dog? might be an edge a homeowner would want to buy enough time to either bug out or arm and defend.

What breeds and/or training do you think would be best and why?

Personally, I would want a well-mannered but protective dog that is quiet until someone knocks on the door. One big enough to make an intruder second guess their decision! I like Labrador Retrievers, but mine would just wag their tale to any stranger....I would not want a real aggressive dog that would pose a biting risk to neighborhood kids and the mailman either....maybe a German Shepard?


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We have attack weenies. He even sleeps with one eye open!!!
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I have two Pomeranians that bark at anything or one that is within eyesight or earshot of them. Yet when our son comes home, they are quiet. Great alarms!

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I've got a pit bull. She's super friendly (but looks intimidating as hell),and she doesn't bark unless there's a stranger at the door. I know that when she makes noise I need to check things out.

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I'm currently living with RG on her 40 acres,. She has 3 barn dogs that came with the property when she bought it. They are on patrol 24/7. Trust me.....nobody is getting anywhere near the house unless they know you, or you shoot them. We would just find parts of you scattered all over the property when mowing ( been deer lately) I guess thats the good part. The bad part is, we cant have anything delivered pizza/UPS/etc. We have to go to the post office to get our mail, and have to haul our trash to the dump every week...They are all mix breeds, the Shepherd mix seems to be their leader.

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the Shepherd mix seems to be their leader.
It should be one of you!
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We have two rescues, 65 pound pure white furry mix and 85 pound flat coated retriever. People are nervous if I open the door and they haven't been to our house before, they sound ferocious. I tell everyone that they are OK when we are home, wouldn't want to test them when we aren't here. We were camping and one of our friends opened our moho door before we got out of bed, the female about took his face off. Never has happened again!

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They are wild dogs, they don't belong to anybody. We just feed them, and let them sleep in the barn.
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They are wild dogs, they don't belong to anybody. We just feed them, and let them sleep in the barn.
That can be dangerous. We used to have that around here. they caused lots of trouble and killed a fair number of pet cats and dogs. I remember one night when I was a kid a pack of wild dogs raided our house. Not good. Dad ran them off with a 2X4.
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That can be dangerous. We used to have that around here. they caused lots of trouble and killed a fair number of pet cats and dogs. I remember one night when I was a kid a pack of wild dogs raided our house. Not good. Dad ran them off with a 2X4.
It WOULD be dangerous for somebody that dosen't belong on the property, but we don't have any problem with them.
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It WOULD be dangerous for somebody that dosen't belong on the property, but we don't have any problem with them.
That sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. I'm guessing if you are feeding and providing shelter to them, they are your responsibility, and therefore liable for any damage caused by them. Just hope a kid doesn't wander too close to them.
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