Faith: What guard dog to get?
I want to know what types of dogs fit this description. I want a guard dog, about 70 pounds more or less, not a lot of health issues, and won't shed too much. I'm thinking of trying to convince my parents to get a dog, since our other big guard dog died.
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Answer by Nessa
any dog can be. guaed dog if trained to. are you talking abou one that barks whenever it hears something? or one that will attack? like i said, it has to have the correct training. i suggest a german shepherd. they weigh less than 75 and are very protective
Answer by Georgia
rotweiler although they are big they are gorgeous and have a life span to 5-7 or i recommend a pit bull small come in a variety of colors and very loyal to there owners german shepherds shed but are beautiful!
Answer by Shawn
I like Dobies, because they are pretty gentle, and yet they look like they'd rip your head off.
Answer by calf rider 185
Germin shepperd I hav 3 their loyal, protective and smart,
One time I went hunting with my dogs and a fox tried to tack me so she took him down she was cut up relly bad but she saved me and knew the risk. Their the best dogs, In my opinion their better than Labordor retriver's If trainned right.
Hope I helped! : )
Answer by Allison
do want a guard to just bark or to actually hurt people? because i have a Labrador retriever and she is the most amazing dog ever. she wont bite unless its an accident, but she will bark at everyone she sees come in the driveway; even my parents. Labradors are beautiful, playful, and dont have many health issues. Except they are sometimes prone to hip displasia
Answer by ~glen~
Guard: Alert. Only. Not attack. Which I am sure you are aware of since you had a *guard* dog in the past.
Just about any dog will alert you. But you want something which will give people pause just hearing the dog or seeing it, correct?
American Bulldog. Smaller of the Mastiff breeds.(My daughter has 110 Bull Mastiff that is fantastic) Not too bad shedding. And don't let anyone tell you American Pit Bull Terrier because once the intruder gets to the dog it will be licking the person to death.
And something most people are not aware of is one of the BEST *guard/let me know* breeds of dogs is the wonderful, intelligent, low shedding Giant Schnauzer.
Answer by Smart Mutt
This is a large and powerful breed, with much substance and heavy bone; it is slightly longer than tall. The Akita's build reflects its original job of hunting big game through deep snow and rugged terrain. Its double coat consists of a dense undercoat and a straight, harsh, outer coat — about 2 inches or less in length — standing off from the body. Such a combination provides ample insulation from water and weather. Its gait is brisk and powerful. The Akita is a versatile dog of large spitz type. It is able to perform as a hunting companion and protector.
As befitting its spitz-like heritage, the Akita is bold, independent, stubborn and tenacious. Demonstrative to its family, it is utterly devoted and will protect family members. It is reserved with strangers and can be aggressive toward other dogs. It can be domineering. Though not the breed for everyone, in the right hands the Akita is an excellent companion.
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