I think they would of protected you
maybe its just me, but I want my dogs to protect me. Im a lil girl... if im walkin my dog and this big man tries to get me, I DONT want my dog just sitting there like its normal to have his owner being attacked.. I would die if somethin happebs to my babies.. i just hope they feel the same way
They don't they are dogs. The only thing my dog is going to protect me from is a ham sandwich.
My advice to you, if you want a dog to protect you, is have the dog evaluated by a trainer, go to a club and train the dog.
In my mind, it was probably just a neighbor or dog walker with the wrong house last week, and if it were a break-in and I am sitting in my bed like - a sitting duck expecting the dogs to do something, then I am an idiot. Instead I expect them to do what I say no matter what, if we're on a walk and a pretty poodle winks at Oz and I tell him ignore, he ignores, if they are outside and the neighbor's dog engages them fence fighting and I call them off, they better get off. So if a break-in were to occur and I tell them to get in the bathroom, closet, attic and wait until help arrives, they better do it and I am more confident that they would than that they would protect me. The last thing I want in a situation like that is an untrained dog escalating a situation or endangering me or my child by pure unpredictability.
Once at the park a flock of ducks landed, Oz pointed, dh thought, great I got a hunting dog! Took him out one bright Saturday morning, first shot that rang off, dog turned tail and ran back to the truck. He might have lab in him, it's possible, but he ain't no hunting dog.
You want the dog to protect you, get it trained, otherwise you might as well play Russian Roulette with whatever assailant you encounter. Your dog might protect you with absolutely no training, just his love and devotion, or he might turn tail and get the heck out of there! Which do you want to bank your life on?