Great, tell all the would-be burglars to ignore the dogs, and go about robbing people blind.
What would my dogs do? I don't know, they never have been tested, save for letting dad in to feed and care for them when I am away.
But, there are a few true stories from within my family and my community:
1. My brother's dachsund/beagle mix was brutally kicked and injured by burglars. I think if the dog ran and hid or minded his own business that wouldn't have happened.
2. My parents' old English Setter Pip RIP, barked like mad at the doors and windows, and the burglars tried to break in. They broke two windows and the back door, but they did not enter the house, and our guess is that Pip, the marshmellow, prevented them from entering.
3. Sirus, GSD in Plymouth (about 6-10 miles away from me), barked like mad at the door, was let out and engaged two gun men. He was shot twice but the gunmen retreated when the home-owners got their gun and fired at them.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC