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Are there any large breed dogs that will protect cats from being attacked by other animals?

my cat was mauled by a viscous animal. is there a large breed dog that would protect cats?

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No such thing .. There IS no 'breed' of dogs that will protect any specific animal.

Protective instincts will come from social training and individualism .. not breeding. Some dogs are aggressive by nature, and will put the chase on ANY animal that threatens it, some animals will fight only when provoked, some will go after any critter that moves, some will defend their territory to the death .. these are not determined by breed but by individual personality. I know some small terriers that will give chase to a rottweiler without even thinking about it .. So breed really has nothing to do with it.

If you want to get a dog to protect you and your family including your cat, then get a dog that would be large enough to handle a wild animal the size of a coyote. Most dogs like a lab or german shepherd (for instance) are wonderful family pets...and would be big enough to take on a larger animal. Just their presence in your yard may be enough of a deterrent for coyotes to even dare to get that close. Just remember, even dogs fall prey to pack animals.

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Protecting a loose cat is problematic as it is .. your cat may stray too far from your household for your dog to defend it. Cats are prey to these wild critters .. If you are concerned for the safety of your cat, either put up a fence to keep out predators .. or keep your cat inside.
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There are guard dogs that will protect your property but won't babysit your cat. The best way to protect your cat is to keep it indoors, as cats are prey to many animals.

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A dog and a cat should probably be raised together in order to know to protect each other. I hope your cat will be alright

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Woof woof :)
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My cat died this morning.
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Hi echooos! woof! woof!
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Patricia, I'm sorry for your loss, very sad
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best way to protect your kitty from other predators is to keep it in the house,

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Kill the coyotes in the area. Coyotes like to eat small pets.

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