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Certain Dogs are an incredible first line of defense.
I have usually had Labs, but am thinking of getting a Great Pyr when the two we have are gone.
This breed is fearless, as are most LGD's
Here is a first hand account from a family in Ontario CA, whose PYR charged a large black bear in defense of their 5 children in their yard, the 12 yr. old whom the bear was mere steps away from, unbeknownst to all but the dog.
Here is a short paragraph from their 7 accounts of what happened .
Great Pyr and Bear - a True Story
The account is 10-11 paragraphs down from the top.
Eight Degrees of Observation: A Pyr-spective
Our 4 year old female Great Pyrenees received minor injuries when she challenged a bear at the cottage on Wednesday August 4th. According to my family, who witnessed the scene; “FRANK” bravely defended the family and property; and eventually chased the bear off.
I was not present at the time; arriving home about 15 minutes after it was all over. I found all five kids, plus their grandparents out on the deck, surrounding Frank. Everyone started talking at once and I was bombarded with many versions of the incident. I never really got the entire story… until now.
Here are all 7 accounts provided by each witness when they were asked to describe what they saw… plus the final word, from Frank herself.
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My wife sleeps during the day because she works nights. It makes me feel better knowing that we have 3 dogs watching out for her, 2 red minature pinchers, and a black and tan full size doby. If the door bell rings or the door opens and they don't know you I feel sorry for whoever it is because if for some reason they get past the dogs they will have a woman who knows how to handle a 45acp.
Peace the old fashion way......
We just lost our last home defender this last December. Our greyhound would let anyone in...and has.... Our mixed breed we just lost (50% cattle dog 50% who the heck knows), weighing only about 55 lbs, pinned a stranger in our yard about 4 years ago. I was extremely pregnant at the time and doing some work in our basement. I hear our mixed girl going CRAZY in the back yard. I ignored it at first as it was right when school was getting out and she always went nuts about the kids walking home. Five minutes later (I was super involved in what I was doing) I realized she was STILL going nuts. So I finally got up to make sure there were no kids tormenting her (had been a problem in the past). I look out our back door and she's not on the street side of the fence....she's on the neighbor side....and there's a guy there. A BIG guy. A 6'2" (at least) 250lbs (at least!) muscle bound crew cut guy!!! My little 55lbs mutt has him PINNED up against our fence....hackles raised, teeth barred...barking/snarling her fool head off. My greyhound.....dancing around the guy rubbing up against him going "pet me! pet me!". The guys hands are straight up above his head like he's being held up at a bank, and he's pressed as tight against the fence as he can get. I stepped out our back door, went to the porch door and poked my head out. I yell, "Can I help you?" The guy yells, "Call your dog off!!!!!" I yell back, "No!....what are you doing in my yard?!" He explains (in a scared out of his mind manner) that he had come into the yard to fix the fence between our house and his girlfriend (the neighbors) house. A wind storm had made the fence lean a little the week before, nothing to really worry about, and we hadn't gotten around to fixing it yet. So I finally say, "Ok Shasta, that's enough, come here...." and my good good girl immediately stops barking and snarling and walks away from the guy to come by me. I smile and say, "Next time you may want to ring the doorbell before you enter someones yard, most dogs aren't as friendly as mine."
We've got a pup coming in July to take the job of our old defender over. I've hated being without a reliable dog this long, I cant wait till the pup is old enough to do his job. The greyhound is worthless except for being a love bug....
I have these two solar powered alarms keeping an eye on our place-
Incredibly, this is all they ask for in return for everything they do for us-
Thanks. Bandog never crossed my mind. No wonder I couldn't place him. Plus most of the bandogs I've seen have all had their ears cropped, which gives them a different look.
A little love a d attention and you got a great
Early warning system and a best buddy for life
It don't get any better than that.
You are fortunate that dogs don't really know what the yelling of "Shut up!" or "Quit barking!' actually means in English.
As far as they are concerned....when you yell something like that...they think that you are just the Alpha Dog pack leader joining in on their barking and that the sound of "Shut Up!" is actually your human sounding form of barking.
GREAT that you are working with your dog now. It's worth the effort & may just save your life one of these days.
They are truly best friends.
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Great post Ex.
"For some reason she really hates camels."
Smart dog. So do I. - A camel spit saliva in my left eye one day (years ago) & I got this horrific and painful infection that almost seriously and permanently damaged that eye.
I hate damn camels.
Before I purchased my first firearm I was sitting in my living room watching TV at about 2am one night. Without warning my Blue Heeler lept up from my side and went berzerk. Barking and growling at the door. I opened the inner door to see what she was barking at. As soon as the door was opened she jumped on her hind legs and pushed the screen door open with her front paws and took off running. Then I saw why. There was a 17-18 year old looking kid standing right in my front yard about 5 feet from my door. I don't know what he was planning on doing in my yard, but I do know that when he saw my baby knock the screen door open he decided it wasn't worth it.
Wouldn't trade her for any gun in the world.
Dsee11789 and I ended up adopting Roxie, an 8 year old airedale. She turned out to be a great barker. At first, I would yell at her but now I pat her on the head because she is just doing her job.
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