The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
The 'problem' with getting a dog so highly trained, is a good protection dog is only 1/2 of the protection.
The other half is the handler/owner that has the dog. If you also don't have the background and experience, plus the ability to keep up with the continuing education of the dog.... you may end up with a dog that bites someone accidentally (family) cause they didn't get guidance from their owner. Or that ends up with zero protection skills because they get no brushing up on their training skills.
Additionally, these dogs can be VERY intelligent and VERY high energy which may be just plain too much for the majority of dog owners. So they end up fenced and kenneled in the yard (so all the smart criminals know it's safe to murder everyone in the house cause the dog is chained/fenced in the yard and no real threat).
Keeping a good GSD BALANCED and trained for protection is way too much for most of us (definitely for me).
If I had no training and experience (time) then I'd get a great GSD that LOOKS scary and SOUNDS scary but is actually a sweetie pie that is a great pet.
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