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    We have a husky. She is a terrible guard dog. When someone knocks on the door she hides behind the couch.

    The only advantage is that all my neighbors are terrified of her simply because she looks scary. Almost every neighbor is Hispanic and they apparently think I own a wolf.
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    Two dogs, Lab/Rototiller mix (or so they said), and a Border Collie/Australian Shepard Mix.
    The Lab/Rot mix is the guard dog, she loves everyone, but as soon as she senses that someone is not supposed to be there, or if she senses someone is going to hurt another, she is right there, growling, barking, etc. Even I take a towel and spin it to "snap" my wife she is "correcting" me. She won't bite/hurt her family, but she WILL protect us as necessary.

    The Border Collie/Australian Shepard Mix, well, she loves everyone. If you brush her, she will ask to go home with you. She isn't much of a guard dog.
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    See my avatar. I have a Rat Terrior-Chihuahua on the right and a smaller pure bred Chichuaha on the left. Both have incredible hearing, are very alert and protective of both home and car. While not the deep bark and growl of larger dogs, both are loud and attention getting. Katie, on the right, definitely sounds serious. I was told once that almost any alert, barking dog in a dwelling was good because they create a distraction and could bring attention, someone to investigate. Most intruders would shy away from a dwelling with a barking dog that has been alerted to their presence.

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    What kind of dog do you own? Are they a good watch/guard dog?

    I have two dogs.

    The older is a two year old boxador (boxer/lab mix). She is about 70 lbs and a sweetheart. People a generally frightened of her size. She generally only barks when someone is in front of my house and if someone pulls in the driveway at night. Other than that, she is a sucker.

    My puppy is a one year old Mastiff mix. She is about 80 lbs now. She can be a b***h! She has never bitten anyone, but she does not do well with strangers. She will bark at anything that moves (skunks, coins, dogs, people, leaves, falling sticks, etc).

    They are good at being watch dogs and can be good guard dogs as well. We h e learned their barks so we know when we need to see who is at the house or just ignore them. Alone, they wouldn't be as effective, but together they are a great team!


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    I don't have her anymore, but my dog was a pitbull/beagle mix. She hated other dogs, but she loved people and she was completely fine interacting with my mom's cat (although the cat was none too happy about it!). Nothing but a big, playful, loving dog.

    I remember one time I took her out late at night. I live across from an apartment that I'm relatively sure deals drugs. Nothing too concrete, but a lot of shady looking people coming and going. Anyway, I had her outside and I was standing in the driveway waiting when a guy walked out of the apartment building and started heading across the street toward me. She saw this and ran over, putting herself between myself and him and started letting out low woofs until the guy changed course and went around the corner and out of sight. She got herself more than a few treats when we got back inside.

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    Sadly, since the yard isn't fenced in and I have a smaller apartment I decided to give her to a family with a big, fenced yard so she could have a place to run and play instead of being tied up every time she was outside. I still think about her all the time.
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    Seems like 90% of you have barkers and lickers. If only most of you took your dogs as serious as your firearms.
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    We have a couple of little yappers. A long haired chiuaua and a chiuaua terrier mix. Obviously not very good guard dogs but they will do as an additional alarm system in case somebody comes a knockin' in the wee hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Seems like 90% of you have barkers and lickers. If only most of you took your dogs as serious as your firearms.
    My 8 month old GSD is starting protection school soon. If a dog is smart enough, it can be a barker, licker, and protection asset all in one. I like GSD's because they are a loveable family pet, but are also intelligent enough to recognize a threat and deal with it in an appropriate manner. I take my dog seriously, but I also have a ton of fun with her.

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    I have three big hungry ones; ones named barker, ones named chaser, and the others named biter

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    3 Great Danes, a Pit-Boxer mix, and a vicious Chihuahua. 483 LBS of dog. The sign at the end of the driveway says,NEVER MIND THE DOGS, THEY EAT WHAT I SHOOT.

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    NEVER MIND THE DOGS, THEY EAT WHAT I SHOOT
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Seems like 90% of you have barkers and lickers. If only most of you took your dogs as serious as your firearms.
    i do, my dog is just for being a family member and to be a loving soul around the house first and foremost. here's my boxer:

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    I honestly dont even want my dog going after an intruder. She barks and comes to get me, but beyond that I dont want her getting hurt either

    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Seems like 90% of you have barkers and lickers. If only most of you took your dogs as serious as your firearms.
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