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Don't laugh, but I have two Yorkshire Terriers. I can not recommend that breed as a guard dog, but they make excellent watch dogs. Very alert, and let me know immediately when something is awry. However, if someone broke in when I was not home, they would be useless.
I own a blue pit. He barks at noises out side, sometimes. He sleeps like a rock at night, especially if I'm home. He will jump on and lick anyone and everyone that comes to the house. With that said, I don't know what'd he'd do if someone tried to hurt a family member and he's a little intimidating to look at if you wouldn't know any better.
I'll give him a guard dog rating of a D. lol
A very vocal Boston Terrier. She has ears like you won't believe. I swear she can hear a mosquito fart.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
My Rat Terrier will hit the sack early and then about time for me to go to bed he's up and on patrol. Just the way he's always been, we put him to bed about 8 and he is dead asleep then about midnight he's on the very foot of the bed "protecting the pack" ready to raise the alarm. He will make his rounds about every hour or so and I sleep pretty well with him on guard.
We have 5 dogs, 2 are larger, 3 are ankle biter class. They make a lot of noise, but I think they would not protect our Property. However, if someone was wanting to hurt one of us, they would tear them to shreds, THIS I am sure.
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I have a 4 year old male Boxer. He is an excellant protector. He only barks when he hears something he doesn't like, or if someone comes to my door. I wasn't completely sure how he'd do when it actually came to someone being in my house, but a poor relationship choice proved that his bite is definitely as bad as his bark. It's true what they say...Never trust someone your dog doesn't like!!
Beagle/havanese mix an a terrier mix. Great watch dogs not that great of gourd dogs.
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We have had at least one Dobie ever since 1982 (5 in all). Everyone has been a great guard dog, with no training. All except one was a great family dog. The exception was purely my dog. He tolerated the other family members but only minded me. Therefore, my wife and kids were not that fond of him, but I really loved him. We've had 2 males and 3 females. My wive won't have any other breed.