I'm a really outdoorsy person. As soon as I move out, I plan out being on any and every hiking trail I can find, visiting every and all types of national and state parks and just being outside whenever I can be. On my own. My mom barely likes me going to parks on my own now (even one right down the street!) so this dog would really be my best friend and guardian while also reassurance for my mom that while on one of these outdoor adventures I won't just be a sitting duck. So I guess that would mean protection from unwanted company?I think that finding and training a dog that will truly bite a human to protect you may be more difficult than it seems.
Many people get significant ‘protection’ through deterrent. My pup is only 6 months and he gets a lot of respect and fear on walks. It would take one strong nerved attacker to approach.
This might be asking too much. But what type of protection do you foresee needing?