Breeds of guard/watch dogs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CATO, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    I got a rottwiler ...
    You can come on the property ... she will let u know she is there ...
    but don't go near the kids...or you will have a situation on your hands ...
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Go to the reply box (or start a new thread). Below that, you'll see "upload a file" The rest is pretty clear, I think. Let us know if that fails you.
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  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    Hunter keeping an eye on my camp area.
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hunter is such a beautiful guy and you can see the intelligence in his eyes. I doubt if anything escapes his notice. You're a lucky man Quig
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    iphone photos 029.JPG iphone photos 178 (1024x765). My dog's hunt, That's how we roll. iphone photos 029 (1024x765).
  6. Elessar

    Elessar Monkey+++

    I love dogs and I love my dogs. We have five right now: 2 poodles, two chihuahuas, and a Great Pyrennes. However, I am not sure that a dog would be an asset after The Event. I am afraid for the lack of food that I'd be able to provide, afraid of the noise they make when they percieve a threat, and of their lack of ability to maintain a stealth position because of lack of discipline.

    I understand the concept of a guard dog because we allow our GP to live with the livestock and he does a great job. However, I am not sold on the idea of a guard animal of any kind if/when we decide to bug-out to our remote location. I'm interested in any comments that anyone may have. I'm willing to be convinced, but...
  7. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think that is one of the great things about a Dobie - they use stealth. I know they are not the only ones like this, just the breed with which I am most familiar. I've spent a great deal of time in their training and they respond to hand commands as easily and verbal commands, and then use their innate intelligence to guide their actions. I have seen them use deep, warning growls or barks when the occasion warranted it and I have seen them prowl silently in search of danger. If I felt some danger approaching outside the house, I would send Ninja out to "get 'em" and keep Taj by my side. When I felt any danger, I never send both of them out together. One outside to deal with the problem and one by my side to protect me.

    Apollo broke a man's hand once when this virtual stranger reached out to put his hands on me. I did have to deal with the police after the guy's trip to the hospital but that was okay. Before Apollo bit the guy, we placed himself between the man and I, sat silently at my feet and stared at the guy who failed to recognize that he had nothing to fear unless he crossed the line.

    A good dog is peace of mind. Its knowing they "have your back" before you even realize you need it.

    I don't think I could ever love a person who couldn't love a dog.
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Keep in mind, a well trained good dog can be owned by a person who is evil. In that person's hands that dog becomes evil to good people. In a post SHTF situation such dogs will have to be neutralized effectively even if it means killing the dog. Time and individual situations will dictate how you have to proceed. Naturally most of us would want to avoid killing the dog(s) if at all possible without putting tribe members in serious harms way.
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  9. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Absolutely true. A dog is trained as an extension of their master and must be treated as such.

    My love for a person is not based solely on their love of a dog, just that if a person did not have the capacity to love a dog, there is no chance they will share my life. And, I do have a few other requirements :love:
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  10. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    You should read "One Second After."

    A dog can be protection or food.
  11. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine The Plumber Founding Member

    Always had German Shepherds, with the last being put down due to age/health a couple years ago. Around Thanksgiving we adopted Beau, a stocky 80 lb. eighteen month old pup who does a fine job letting passers-by know the house down the road is probably a better option. 200px-Schools-out-our-gang-1930.

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  12. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    He looks pissed in the second pic
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    True enough. i am banned from Craig's List because of a bad man with a dog.
  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    My rottie will let you into the yard just far enough that when she comes for you, you won't make it to the fence in time. She let's us know when someone is in the drive. And she has recently learned how to let herself out if it's only the storm door.

    Don't even look at the wife and/or kids. Secret word and someone is a doggy chew toy.

    I love my Rottie, Homeland security when I'm off to work or such.
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  15. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Our younger Rottie has recently decided that a fun game is to find the biggest rock he can fit in his jaws and bring it to me to throw for him. At least they last a lot longer than the balls used to...but it's killing my shoulder.
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  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Scout- The Greatttt Dane

    I Sleep Crazy- HA

    Want Me to Chase You?

    My 145lb female- she never stops. Best guard dog I have- the other two...... well they make a lot of noise I suppose.
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Baxter- Heart of a Lion
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    Ranger- Great Dane
    203 lbs of lazy.

    But he sure scares the pizza guy!!
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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  19. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    I love my Weimeraner, and she's my baby, fierce bark, and will get upset with a fly farting across the road. she is very protective of me and especially my mom. Mom had some people try to come in the door, when she was wheelchair bound after leg surgery in 2011. Mom told them you open the door, Im turning her loose. they left very quickly. Now mom has a nice backup besides Grayce.
  20. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    She's a beauty Dawg
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