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03-26-2014 11:00 AM
RocketDog Hey. Don't knock it til you try it. My uncle had a yorkie that was a freakin terror. No one in their right mind got near that dog.
03-26-2014 10:14 AM
Baillif The problem is you guys are looking at the wrong breeds. I shouldn't even be showing you guys this because if this information is abused it could lead to some bad repercussions but this is how it is really done.

03-26-2014 09:36 AM
mharrisonjr26 I know im late but the big gsd suprised me, for that matter so did the cane corso. I liked the Rott but could def use some more training.
I personally know most dogs wouldnt know what to do. Thats pets and sport dogs alike. I believe natural protection has to be bred for.
03-25-2014 07:26 PM
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
the owner of the malinois is himself very nervous about the dog . Everything from the sing-song Soco? who is it ? to the dancing back and forth , backing up , and then when the decoy appears the man says , while backing up 'oh crap I don't want to get bit' . He is at the point where he can handle a dog to do the job for real .
He could have wound the dog up, created suspicion . This is all prey play.

the worst of the lot is the Rottweiler tugging on the mans belt. I have got to believe that this is a set up and both the victim and bad guy are known to the dog . The dog has no desire to dominate the situation. The "bad guy" isn't the least bit concerned about the dog . If he is armed as the youtube caption suggests the victim would have had a gut shot , intended or clumsy accidental .

Prey drive is not what you are looking for.

comment on the cane corso --- if this is what AKC CKC breeding does to alter a breed in such a short time from being a formidable , aggressive dog , to a big lug of nothing -- which I didn't even recognize to be a cane corso .
The ones I have seen in American street ring where much more like this
Pretty sure I got what I need right here.

The rottie was the best of the bunch and showed some nerve unlike the others who would have been gone in the same situation.
03-25-2014 03:27 PM
Jax08 I think until a pet is put in the position the owner will never know.

Doobie = purebred collie we had when I was a teenager. My father often went on overnight business trips leaving myself, at 16, and my 11 yr old brother alone. One night I woke up to him barking like a lune. I charged down the stairs at 2am in a t-shirt yelling at him until I realized he was focused on the back door. I slowly backed up the stairs while he continued to sit at the bottom growling and baring his teeth. He never slept that night. He paced back and forth between our bedrooms. Normally he slept with me.

Swazey - Purebred Collie. Would bite anyone that messed with me. I had to be very careful how I spoke and moved around people.

Banshee - Purebred Boxer. Woe is the idiot that came through our door without her on a leash.

Jax - Purebred GSD. Barks like a crazy dog but she'll crawl all over you for a frisbee.

Seger - Purebred GSD. He has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with. Nice suspicion. Nice defense.
03-25-2014 02:10 PM
Gwenhwyfair Awwww no one liked the Belgian waffle story!? My dog friends thought that was pretty darn funny!

The Airedale video, oh my gosh, at least the Airedale owner was a good sport about it! Gotta give him credit for that.
03-25-2014 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
this could be the best post ever
i am so sick of working dog owners who are out there on weekends playing around with a sleeve insisting their dogs are the only ones who will protect
sure if the burgler is wearing a sleeve your dog might

but every gsd i have owned and that has been a few
would stop intruders at the door and i have seen it
like lilie (and akc) says that is their nature and breed description
There is "stop with a strong show of deterrence" and "stop using the application of violence". Very different.

Most folks are probably "playing around with a sleeve" whether they realize it or not. However there are also plenty of us whom are not playing at all lol
03-25-2014 01:05 PM
Sabis mom When I was a small child, my Yorkie responded to a break in with enough ferocity to scare off a would be burglar. That did not make her an 'awesome guard dog' it made her a dog, defending those she loved with what she had. Which in her case was enough noise to wake the neighbors.
Teaching an unstable dog how to bite is not foolish, it's stupid. The equivalent of handing a monkey a loaded gun.
03-25-2014 12:44 PM
my boy diesel this could be the best post ever
i am so sick of working dog owners who are out there on weekends playing around with a sleeve insisting their dogs are the only ones who will protect
sure if the burgler is wearing a sleeve your dog might

but every gsd i have owned and that has been a few
would stop intruders at the door and i have seen it
like lilie (and akc) says that is their nature and breed description

Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
People think their GSDs will protect them in a home invasion because it's their trait to do so.

German Shepherds are highly active dogs and described in breed standards as self-assured.[2] The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. They are curious which makes them excellent guard dogs and suitable for search missions. They can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. They are not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers

Some dogs may and some dogs may not. A dog who has been protection trained has a higher probability to protect. But that certainly doesn't mean that the Craigs List dog mixed GSD will not.

Sadly, there just aren't any statistics out there on the number of thugs who go slithering around homes to make sure there isn't a dog, to be turned away when they hear a dog bark. Just isn't going to happen.

I find it amusing that folks think that if a thug goes to your home, hears a dog barking and STILL breaks in, that their protection trained dog is going to save the day. That thug isn't worried about your dog because he/she is most likely armed.

I have five dogs living at my house. If someone breaks in, I'm in big trouble. They obviously have intent. I won't waver in my decision to protect myself and my property. I have no grand illusions that I can allow my dogs to take care of the situation while I wait for a commercial so I don't miss my show.

I feel the same way when I'm off property. If I am walking my 95lb dog and someone still attempts to harm me, they obviously have intent. I will not waiver to protect myself and my property. I feel that I have a better chance surviving if I am trained, not my dog.
03-25-2014 12:34 PM
Baillif Guess he lost the popcorn
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