Q: Whats a friendly guard dog that has little to no shedding?
Pretty much my dad wants a big outdoor guard dog that HAS to bark at strangers but will be friendly with my little cousins and people we know. While I would prefer an indoor dog that has minimal shedding, I can go run with and girls will think is cute. My preferred choices are golden retriever, yorkie, boarder collie or a pit bull. My dad is set on a german shepherd.
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So whats a good dog that meets those constraints. ideally I want an indoor dog that doesn't shed and my dad wants a guard dog.
ps I know I cant go running with a yorkie and Pit bulls aren't that cute, I just like them.
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Answer by dafsfahyafsd
a husky is always great.
Golden retrievers are very friendly dogs, i'd go for them
But your dads probably right about the german shepherd
Answer by ~M|ssy~
"Pit bulls" are adorable!!! But, they are not guard dogs. They MAY alert you to strangers. My APBT occasionally barks at strangers, but he's usually happy to see anyone and begs to be petted.
Anyways, German Shepherds are born guard dogs. If trained properly, they will alert you of any visitor in the yard, some do it even if not trained to do so. They do have long coats and will shed, but all dogs shed. As far as being friendly...it's iffy. My aunt had one years ago that was a great dog and he was friendly to everyone. She now has a white GSD that is horrific. I do not visit her anymore because he has nipped at my daughter and lunged at my face.
Answer by "A"
Guard dog, and friendly to people it doesn’t see very often is an impossible mix.
A Giant Schnauzer is a big dog that is low to no shed, and is used as a guard dog. They, like German Shepherds, require strong leadership and training. Neither are great for first time owners (you?)
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Standard poodles are big dogs that are low to no shed. They, like most dogs, will bark to alert owners of intruders. They are pretty easy to train, friendly, and can be okay guard dogs (their bark is quite deep). The only time mine acted aggressive at all was when my wife was walking her at night, and a man the dog didn’t know approached my wife. They get the rap of being “foofy” dogs, but if you trim their hair all at one length, they just look like a gun dog with curly hair. They are very athletic dogs, I am a fan.
Those are the only two large non-shed dogs that I know of that could fit the bill.
Golden retrievers and border collies shed a lot. I doubt your dad would go for a yorkie, and pits also shed quite a bit. I know I’ll get some hate mail from pit lovers, but I wouldn’t trust a dog that can do that much damage with little kids. Not saying pits are bad, but little kids are not nice to dogs, and a dog’s “leave me alone” nip . . . from a pit, will do permanent damage.
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