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English bulls as guards

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by digs, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. digs

    digs Puppy

    Does anyone here use one?

    I've seen some fat show type ones that act the part,not sure they'd really be up to it or not.

    but I've also seen some very fit ones that actually look physically capable too,mainly only online.
  2. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Nevermind, missed which forum this is in.
  3. I have an American Bulldog as a property guardian. My ebts will bark and alert me to a stranger, but i wouldn't consider them guard dogs by any means.

    Sent from my iPad at the Southern Comfort Combine
  4. digs

    digs Puppy

    I'll probably get a shepard and the bull terrier as a side project.

    That's if I can find a good one.
  5. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    They can be talkers but I wouldn't hold my breath. There's a reason no one really bothers to use them lol. Try a Kelpie
  6. digs

    digs Puppy

    Quite a few people use them as nasty yard dogs in he UK.

    I've never seen one go though,and a physically capable EBT is rare here.

    Only 1 way to find out anyway,but it would be good to hear from anyone who's been here before me.
  7. There's plenty of other breeds that were bred to be man biting yard guards. Never heard of anyone wanting an Ebt for that reason before.
  8. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    There's a difference between a good guard dog and a dog that just barks and snarls a lot, the difference being one whose job I respect and one who probably needs a bullet in the ass. Lots of people have apbt "yard dogs" too and look where that's gotten the breed
  9. digs

    digs Puppy

    I've read they have been used as all rounders before,patrol dogs,search and rescue,hunting etc etc before show breeding ruined them.

    Unlike bulldogs they were never specialists,and it looks to me that (maybe with an outcross here and there) some people have managed to restore a much more functional EBT.

    If and when I get one it will be getting trained alongside other patrol dogs except it's only requirement is to look after me and the yard.

    if it doesn't work out,I'll still have a purpose bred dog here.
  10. mottatron

    mottatron Little Dog

    Dunno about guard dog, but Brando's a cracking WATCH dog. If anyone knocks on my door he goes bezerk - he'll even have a good shout if he THINKS he hears someone outside (see video!)
    Can't say if he'd take it any further than that though and since he's never been trained in that way I'll never find out hopefully - but it's enough to put off burglars so what more do you need?
  11. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    IMO, when it comes to dogs, ANY breed is capable of being protective. Cesar has showed pretty kick-ass protecting skills before, BUT he is ONE individual dog who has the right personality/ temperament. I would never tell someone to go buy a Bully specifically for a Guard dog because protectivness is NOT what the breed was bred for or known for and finding one who is truly protective and not just shy/aggressive/ ill mannered is a rarity.
  12. demo

    demo Little Dog

    I set tile.I worked at winery and there was a EBT that lived there.She was fine when I brought my tools in,but did not take kindly to me loading them back on the truck.It was all good but I think if I ran or lost my confidence she would of let me know taking things from her house was unacceptable.Bella Luna was a great dog.

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