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Old 11-14-2012, 04:47 AM   #11
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Just use the dog as a alarm. Then you can bite them with 5.56 rounds lol.
If need be, that's the plan but dog bites are free, ammo costs money!!
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If need be, that's the plan but dog bites are free, ammo costs money!!
That's why I like a bow or crossbow. You can pull the arrows form the corpses and reuse them. Also you can give the silence command, and that person's group will have a harder time locating you. A dog's bark travels a shorter distance than the report of a firearm.
As far as a dog goes, I'd have to say a mutt. If you get the right cross breeding, you get a good defender, and a good hunter.
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This is a new record! When the quaterly "dog" thing comes up the very first response includes eating it. LOL I would have predicted the third...

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So, the "dog" thing is quarterly, eh? ...and you haven't settled on a perfect SHTF dog yet?

I currently have 3 cats, but me and my wife have decided to switch to a dog after the cats expire. They're getting pretty old now. Maybe after 2 pass, we'll go ahead and get a dog.

We were leaning toward and Italian Greyhound before, but with SHTF in mind he's out. Too fragile to fight at all, and his speed won't do me any good.

Now I'm looking more for hunting and defense applications in a dog instead. I guess a Lab could be a top choice, unless someone has a better SHTF idea.

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I would want a small terrier that could live off rodents that it could catch. If it was a Yorkie, i wouldn't feel bad about killing it with a spoon.

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I did. Till I met my mother in law for the first time. She had 3 beagles a toco bell dog (I dont know how to spell it) ...
Taco bell dog = Chihuahua

I used that as a bonus question on tests when i taught; most didn't get it.
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A couple years ago I thought about SHTF when we (my family) were looking for a pet. I chose a female American Akita for their general attributes. Medium-large, extremely loyal to their family, doesn't smell (as in stink), sharp eyesight and hearing, doesn't bark unless it's "serious" ...and doesn't play well with others.

Best friend my family has ever had.



I almost went with a Ridgeback.

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I found a good website to do research for this...
http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/breeds/S~1.aspx


They rate every type of dog breed by size, maintenance and watchdog ability.

Some good contenders for medium size, lower maintenance and good watchdog are:
1) fox terrier, smooth
2) Eskimo dog
3) German Pinscher

Italian greyhound didn't rate too bad after all... Small, low maintenance and good watchdog

Lab is rated larger, medium maintenance and good watchdog

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Pitbulls will be the only dog I ever own, shtf or not. Loving, loyal, and protective. they can find hogs pretty good too and if they can tear a 200 lb hogs face up, well look out Mr BG.

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I'll just have to make due with my two labs. They are alert to any unusual noises.

I have guard geese and ducks, they raise a ruckess when a something is amiss.

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