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Old 11-20-2012, 07:02 AM   #51
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...kills birds, kills cats, kills squirrels and listens.

Best part I rescued him and he was free.
A rescue no less. Take him back to the shelter and I hope they start the clock again from where they last left off! I'm just sayin'...
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:29 AM   #52
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I can't believe no one has said Rotties yet. They are EXTREMELY protective. They tend to bite rather than bark. They can carry they're own weight in food if need be. I use mine to retrieve downed ducks during hunting season and they do that better than some labs I've seen. Incredibly easy to train. And have all of those hunting characteristics that people were talking about Pitbulls having. Hogs and what not. Check out a weight pulling competition and you'll see Pits and Rotties ranked top 3 EVERY time. And you haven't seen awesome until you've seen a Rottweiler decked out in Boar hunting armor.
Plus they were originally bred for SHTF scenarios. Romans used them during the Expansion of the Roman Empire to do much of what we'd need them for in a modern day emergency. Carried supplies, herded and guarded cattle, and went into battle. After the Romans used them they were left in what is now Rottweil Germany. Where they continued breeding as Butchers helpers. Hence the name Rottweiler.

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My boy with his BOB

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And they're built for most climates. Preferably colder ones though.
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Best dog I ever had was a doberman pinscher and he would've been a grate asset if SHTF. That dog was scary smart. When I was young I spent most of my time rambling through swamps in places that were so thick you could only walk on deer trails. That dog would always walk in front of me. If a trail split and he went left and I wanted to go right I would whistle and point to the trail I wanted and he would change trails. When he stopped and barked I knew there was a snake. I wouldn't want to guess at how many times that dog kept me from getting snake bit. He would often drag deer up in the yard so hunting wasn't an issue. I even raised a fawn that he caught once and didn't kill (he liked playing with it). He would go into a field beside the house and hunt rats and mice. He would freeze and then listen for them. Then he would jump 3ft in the air and land on them on all fours just like a coyote hunting in the snow. Dobermans are famous for being guard dogs and mine was great at that, but they are also exceptionally smart and just great dogs in general.

The most important thing anyone looking for a SHTF dog should look for is a dog that fits in with their current lifestyle.

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A stray one-eyed cat I adopted deliverd a live mouse to me once. I made much of her and we killed it together... Does that count?

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I'd have to agree with German Shepherd or Doberman, Rotties would be

a little over the edge on feeding.

I love Retrievers, and Labs, but they can be a little cowardly in

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Dogs will all be EATEN within a few months of shtf, guys. then the cannibalism will begin.
Maybe at the White House
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Sounds great to me, first eat the dog, then the 52$ an hour

dogwatcher...
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Sounds great to me, first eat the dog, then the 52$ an hour

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What? We have a $52/hr. Dog Watching Czar!?
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A stray one-eyed cat I adopted deliverd a live mouse to me once. I made much of her and we killed it together... Does that count?
Sorry, but cats don't count. Dogs are man's best friend. They are happy to see their owner. Cats give their owner's a look that says "what the hell do you want now?"

That mouse was just something your cat brought in so it could be amused watching you play.
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