1 year ago
Last edited at 6:55PM on 4/20/2012
Personally for me it's my toy poodle because at any noise he barks and growls, but I you want one that can hurt someone I there is an intruder, I recommend a Rottweiler. and a pittbul. but my cousins put ills are really sweet so idk
1 year ago
Last edited at 7:48PM on 4/20/2012
I would say a pug cuz pugs are so cute noooo jk I think a German Shepard cuz I have one and they are very protective when somebody pulls into the drive way the dog starts to bark crazyy soo I would say German Shepard or maybe a pit bull cuz my cousin has one and they get big and strong
Pitbulls are my pick. They are smart and make a great family dog. When it comes to protecting their home and family, they will give their life. They are strong, have the heart and will not to give up. This is why they don't let go. It has nothing to do with lock jaw. They have the same jaw function as all dog breeds. They are not naturally human aggressive, you have to train them to be mean to a human.
If you want a dog to just alert you someone is on your property or in your home- a doberman. She will let me know if anyone is on the sidewalk or in my driveway, etc. Also, they are bred to guard so they sleep very lightly. If my doberman is totally sleep and I get up from my desk chair in the same room as quiet as a mouse, she still somehow knows and will open one eye to watch me. I think its amazing. They hardly sleep for your safety. As far as committing harm, truthfully my doberman is very sweet and would lick the heck out of anyone who walked in. But I believe that despite her disposition which is incredibly social and sweet and very friendly, that if I was scared or faced with any harm her instincts would step in and she would be the ultra protector.
Umm a Rottweiler ...I have a female rottweiler and she is a GREAT watch dog ..but she is also very friendly ....she know if we say its okay she will not hurt anyone and she is a REALLY good dog also ........Also if you get a male he will protect his territory and a female will protect her family ....hope this helped
1 year ago
Last edited at 5:43PM on 4/21/2012
Terriers are small, but believe it or not, they are very ferocious watch dogs. They have been known to viciously attack burglars and mangle them badly. Terriers are very loving to their owners and gentle with children, but very territorial against strangers not invited into the home. There are other breeds that make excellent watch dogs. See the list of watch dog breeds at the website http://www.justdogbreeds.com/watchdog-breeds.html.
Y'all don't know about the Irish Wolfhound. They are a very discerning dog and have wisdom. The largest of all dogs does not have to bark or bite. I know of an instance of a nasty brother-in-law yelling at his kids at family gatherings. The Irish Wolfhound simply backed him up to the wall, looked him in the eye, and bared his teeth. Yelling never happened again in the house. Read up on the Wolfhound. They are a very discerning and wise dog. We had one, and just playing outside, to run into her mouth hurt. She never bit and loved us. But she would also have been as good at defending our family as the wolfhound I just mentioned.
I'm sorry to break the bad news to you all but, If you are looking for a watch/ guard / family dog..The American Bull Dog is the one to check into..see for your self..The American Bulldog is loyal, reliable, brave and determined. Not a hostile dog. Alert and self-confident, this breed genuinely loves children. It is known for its acts of heroism towards its master. They have strong protective instincts, and need a firm, confident, consistent pack leader. Well-socialize and obedience train them at an early age, to prevent them from becoming reserved with strangers. Without that strong minded pack leader who can tell the dog what is expected of them, they may be aggressive with other dogs. They need to be around people and know their place in their pack to be truly happy. This breed tends to drool and slobber. Without enough daily mental and physical exercise they will become high strung and may become hard to handle
1 year ago
Last edited at 5:17PM on 4/22/2012
German shepard,.... i have 2 , or a creten hound, probly never heard of them, but they are loyal compainions in the olden days these sdogs lived on the island of crete and they werev hunting dogs and house pets they had to be the best or get killed...i have one and hes lazy but quick and alert when people nock on the door at night he doesent bark though just stands at the door and run and wakes me up sometime but hes a good dog.
In any guarding situation your goal is to repel intruders without actually risking your resources in a fight. So you really DON'T want a dog that's good at attacking/biting, rather a dog that's good at intimidating people into retreating. Medium-to-large, noisy dogs are best. It's also nice not to get your pants sued off and your dog put to sleep for biting an innocent passerby so don't keep a dog that rushes to attack without warning. Certain Queensland heelers can be very bold and territorial; they have an urban-warfare bark-and-nip that is painful without being too damaging to mailmen, etc. Boxers are hyper-alert, loud and have an intimidating appearance yet are usually not quick to charge in for a bite. Dobermans, Rotts and shepherds also put on credible threat displays.
Any dog that will alert you. It doesn't even have to be big. My dog is a hound shepherd Doberman mix, kinda small/medium, the sweetest dog ever, but the best watch dog ever. He has territorial issues of our house, but he's our guard dog! So really, you only need a dog that will let you know someone's here. Doesn't need to be a specific breed or anything. ~Alicia