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Guard Dog

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by Genevieve!, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    All my dogs are rescues. We adopted based on temperament. I have no idea who the breeders were...nor do I care.
  2. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Oh good Lord.... mine would so be the pit bull at 2:35.... my head is hanging in shame right now :blush:

    I'm kinda glad my dogs are like that... but then again, it WOULD be nice to think that if someone tried to attack me that they would at least TRY to protect me.... but yeah, no, they would see it as a game much like Buddy in the video did. :no2:

    The thing is, mine SOUND really great if you are on the other side of the dog and can't actually see them, but once you are inside, you are their company and the world revolves around you and them, and I no longer exist. :sad:
  3. MissKitty

    MissKitty Little Dog

    Well the NatGeo video is one of the few CO videos out there and as far as I know, the only one that has a breeder testing 5 week old puppy temperaments. It was pretty obvious.

    I didn't say you called them aggressive, but I assume that you believe them to be a very intimidating dog based on your 'mind blown' comment.

    They are a LGD, so yes they will probably be more protective than a lab or friendly doberman. But IME they are on par with most other LGD (if not friendlier), I would personally not consider them to be very, very protective of their family. Of correct temperament, they should not be aggressive with non-threatening strangers and depending on who bred them may not be aggressive to humans at all. I know of two that live peacefully in major cities, they are pretty lazy so can took to city life very quickly!

    I don't mean to pick on you, it is just a breed that I love and sadly seems to be going the same way of our beloved bully breeds due to all the misinformation floating around.
  4. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Then you're dogs aren't a true representation of the breed which is why despite being guardian breeds you're dogs do nothing. They could be mutts.
  5. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    So are they not considered a guardian breed at all ( I don't view LGD the same as a guardian breed as they are protected animals not people).

    And yes watching one do protection work is very intimating!
  6. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    I wasn't aware that black and tans were supposed to be guardian breeds? As for our rotti, I wouldn't want her any other way. As for my other two, yes, a bully mix and a gsd mix would be called mutts therefore really have no breed standard! Good job
  7. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    And just because it's a pet peeve of mine. It's your, not you're
  8. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Nvm you're impossible to talk to.. Can't even have a proper conversation with you because your too thick.
    And it's called auto correct.
  9. BugsyBob

    BugsyBob Little Dog

    That's a different answer than I would expect from most. I don'st like biters either, and I'm happy that all of our dogs are not, especially with the little kids in our house. If I was on the losing end of a beating though and one of our's took the opportunity to bite then, I'd excuse it.
  10. BugsyBob

    BugsyBob Little Dog

    Agreed. I don't know if I'd be comfortable with a dog in French Ring Sports Shows or anything like that, but it would give a certain sense of security knowing that the dog has my back
  11. Genevieve!

    Genevieve! Puppy

    If nothing else, the bully breed dogs certainly LOOK scary. When we walk our dogs, people notice. Won't they don't notice is how sweet they are. You don't see that. You do see the muscles, the distinctive coloring, etc. that makes up these "dangerous dogs". Sheeps in wolves' clothing. lol
  12. MissKitty

    MissKitty Little Dog

    Originally a LGD, their name comes from ovchar (sheep herder, though they are not a herding breed). The breed is now so varied and used in so many areas that it is not considered simply a LGD anymore by many people. Kind of a dog of all trades :)

    Nobody is scared of my dog when he is wearing his PJs around town :lolbangtable:
  13. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Cool, I figured like most of guardian breeds they would be able to tell the difference between a threat but they still seem very intense and not for a novice or average owner.
    They are super cute though especially as puppies, they look like little bears.
    Tibetan Mastiffs are another fav of mine that look like bears too.
  14. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    I'd crap my pants if I saw this thing barreling down at me!
  15. K9 Love

    K9 Love Good Dog

    Individuals within every breed.

    A few years ago three strange men showed up at my house, in the middle of nowhere and started creeping around after about 45 minutes of driving slowly down the dirt road. Long story short, I went out with Roxy and not only did she threaten to rip the guys face off in the pick up truck, which I allowed her to do for a few seconds, but when one of the men approached me from behind, I didn't realize there were three men, not two, she grabbed and held his arm, then escorted him back to the truck. Roxy is NOT a bully of any kind, point is, during all of this, Hades had an unobstructed view from the kitchen and I could hear him screaming (in excitement), tail just a wagging at the potential unknown playmates that had come to visit!

    But I do understand why people like to have guardian breeds, or watchful and protective dogs. I am one of those people. I 100% get what you're saying Ali about being able to send a dog to investigate a sound, knowing that if there was some type of threat, they would react. We don't all tote guns up here in the North, so if you have a dog that can run some interference while you grab the Rambo blade by your bed (is that just me? LOL), or the baseball bat by the door, than that's what you do, I won't be a victim.

    But when the words "guardian" and "protective" come into play, bully types aren't usually high in priority in my eyes after my experience with Hades. In regards to "protection" the dog is truly useless, which is okay with me, its just not him.

    Roxy was the perfect guardian for me and she absolutely was high risk. I managed her well, but would Roxy bite someone wandering in the yard? Depends. She would definitely warn them aggressively and try to guide them out, but if they pushed? Yup, they'd get bit. She was a dog that was never put outside fenced or not unattended, but neither is Hades.

    Meh, I know some people just don't get it, but other than understanding that Roxy would follow through and bite someone in certain situations, I don't watch Hades any less closely while in public if that reads right. :)
  16. BugsyBob

    BugsyBob Little Dog

    Is that a real pic? I know Tibetan Mastiffs are scary sure, but that looks like Scar from the Lion King!
  17. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I personally love the red TM, especially the ones with way over the top coats.



  18. BBPITS

    BBPITS Good Dog

    Looks like a rotti with a bad Elvis wig.But I wouldn't tell him that to his face,lol...
  19. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    GOOD LORD that dog looks serious.
    if i knew i was gonna run into something like that i think id leave the 9mm at home and holster the .44 instead. yikes
  20. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    But they are just cute wittle bears



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