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Old 07-27-2013, 11:53 PM   #41
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Lol. I've literally never heard of a watch bird. I believe you, it just sounds a bit ridiculous.
In Scotland I think some of the distillery's have geese as "watch birds" and the mongrel things are very aggressive.
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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?
The dog doesn't know the difference between the mailman and a bad guy. They both are strangers so the dog will treat them both the same unless you are there to command the dog. A dog that bites one stranger will bite all strangers. Either you want a dog that bites or you don't want a dog that bites. There is no middle ground for a dog.
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I like my Doberman because he will bark when someone comes in the house and looks like 90 pounds of attack dog, but in reality hes a 90 pound lap dog who wants to be petted.

Looks scary but is harmless.... to people at least. Its all about how you raise your dog.

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Some insurance companies are funny about pit bulls and dogs bred for miliitary/police work. I would check my insurance policy or just give your agent a call. It would be really sad to find out the dog has to go after your family has fallen in love with it.

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Some insurance companies are funny about pit bulls and dogs bred for miliitary/police work. I would check my insurance policy or just give your agent a call. It would be really sad to find out the dog has to go after your family has fallen in love with it.
Why is it any of their business what kind of dog I have? If I had an insurance company that didn't like my dog. Guess what I'm taking my business elsewhere.
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Why is it any of their business what kind of dog I have? If I had an insurance company that didn't like my dog. Guess what I'm taking my business elsewhere.
The insurance company has to pay most of the damages if your dog bites someone. Statistically some breeds are far more likely to bite, and do damage that results in claims.

Typically, the companies that let you have any dog you want, charge you as if you have one of the "high risk" breeds.

It is not wise to not inform the insurance company about dogs you have. If you don't inform them they can void your coverage.
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A large breed mongrel will do fine. Many of the pure breed dogs are so inbred as to be brainless. Go to the pound and pick a young dog with big feet.

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