The Monks are not well known for supporting dogs once they become a problem or end up in shelters, etc.
My dog Basu (who I adopted at age 4.5) sounds very much like your dog. He was also fear aggressive (I adopted the problem with the dog) and highly reactive to people coming into his space. I was able to manage him but I used the opposite methods: positive reinforcement, counter-conditioning and strict management. He was not an easy keeper by any means but I did get him to a point where I could manage him in most situations without worrying. There were still situations that were too much for him and I just kept him out of those situations.
I would say that with the right handler this dog could be fine but it will take quite a bit of time to undo old patterns.
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