This is a topic I have been very concerned about lately. We are having to move from our current home because of health threat issues with our rental home we are in now and our landlord does not want to fix the problems..... Anyways. We have found a nice rental home that suits our needs but it is in one of the cities that have the highest crime rates in my state. So with that in mind I am worried about moving to that city. We wish it was just as simple as okay lets find a different city to move in, but with a family of our size and finding a place that allows our whole family (including Bandit) it's hard. Especially because of his size and breed. So it isn't leaving us with many options but we found this one home that fits our family size and allows our whole family but it's only draw back is the high crime rate within the city. I want a source of protection especially since I have three young children and my mom and the children are home alone during the day and early evening most of the time. I figured Bandit could be a source of protection.... but I am concerned that I am giving myself a false sense of security. Bandit loves his family but he is a lover not a fighter. He invites in everyone with tons of love and kisses even people he's never even met or been introduced too and doesn't seem to have a single aggressive or protective type of bone in his body. His purpose is not to be a guard dog he is the same family dog he has always been. But I want people to see him in the area and be intimidated and think twice about intruding into our home or messing around our home..... but in the event someone did break in or was unaware of his presence I wonder if he would do anything or if he would just be okay with someone intruding into the home or if he'd just go and hide....