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what dog is a good guard dog?

Anonymous
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I want to get another dog to protect us. We have a large lab/chow mix that outside most the time. She will bark if someone is around but will not bite. She looks really scary. Anyways I want a dog for inside. Maybe a medium-sized dog. Has to be nice with kids and willing to protect. What kind do you suggest? Also pits make me nervous.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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FooLynRoo
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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You need to train a dog to be a guard dog. but generlaly any type of shepherd or cattle dog will be a good watch dog.


harehelper
by Platinum Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Are cattle dogs ok with kids? I was thinking they aren't, but I could be wrong. I know Aussies have a bad rep with kids.

Quoting FooLynRoo:

You need to train a dog to be a guard dog. but generlaly any type of shepherd or cattle dog will be a good watch dog.



Blueliner
by Platinum Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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Bring the Chow/Lab inside... easy.

FooLynRoo
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:58 PM


I don't really subscribe to breed generalizations, if you train them correctly absolutely. They have a strong instinct to protect (and yes herd) their families. So you have to have a strong alpha relationship and enforce their children's hierarchy to the dog, but they are very very loyal and protective.

Quoting harehelper:

Are cattle dogs ok with kids? I was thinking they aren't, but I could be wrong. I know Aussies have a bad rep with kids.

Quoting FooLynRoo:

You need to train a dog to be a guard dog. but generlaly any type of shepherd or cattle dog will be a good watch dog.





mom2the.rescue
by Gold Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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Our german shepherd is the best dog ever.  She'll let a toddler beat the crap out of her, but won't let a person enter our yard unless I say it's okay.

kidlover2
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Any big dog with a bark. I had a Doberman which I adored. But they are super smart and need a lot of training.
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LLbaby143
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:01 PM

German shep

FooLynRoo
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:02 PM



Quoting LLbaby143:

German shep



Aislinn
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:02 PM

 A well bred, well trained German Shepard cannot be beat, IMO. A not well bred, untrained German Shepard can be really bad news, though. You can find smaller Shepherd breeds, but generally they are on the bigger side.

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