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How would your pooch react to an intruder?
CBS ATLANTA ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Jeff Chirico

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:49 PM PST by Daffynition

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

How much faith should you put in Fido?

CBS Atlanta News conducted an exclusive experiment to see if dogs would protect their homes from a would-be burglar.

Some fight. Another flees. And one gets carried out the front door.
 
Our subjects include the following dogs:
 
Calico is a Brittany Spaniel who weighs 38 lbs. Find out how Calico reacts to the intruder here.

Bindi is an English Staffordshire Terrier who weighs 29 lbs. Find out how Bindi reacts to the intruder here.

Star is a Papillon mix who weighs 10 lbs. Find out how Star reacts to the intruder here.

Roxie is a Rottweiler who weighs 82 lbs. Find out how Roxie reacts to the intruder here.

Kevlar is a German Shepherd who weighs 100 lbs. Find out how Kevlar reacts to the intruder here.



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1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:50 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

My small dogs bark at everything outside. I hope they would alert to an intruder.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:07:41 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Daffynition

I have a 10lb maltepoo and his 4 lb daughter. Both would raise hell, but both like people too much and would probably be carried out. My boy MIGHT bite, but how much damage would he do?


3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:08:16 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Daffynition

Without even watching, I bet I know the answer.

:)


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Daffynition

Have two shelties here . . . I’d think they’d bark their heads off . . . like they do for the quarterly bug man, and others who enter our home or descend upon our front steps. They serve as my alarm . . . then I’ll grab my gun.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:48 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Bronzy
Only thing our Lab has goin' for him is he's *big* and *black*, and he too, barks at any activity outside the house.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:11:34 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Are they bringing bacon as an offering? Venison? Smoked Squirrel? Stewed woodchuck?


7 posted on 11/12/2012 6:12:09 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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If the intruder were quiet, then my Goldendoodle wouldn’t wake up. If he did, then the intruder better be ready to deal with some serious licking!


8 posted on 11/12/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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Could the experiment be flawed if the burglar does not exhibit anxiety or hate while committing the crime? Don’t dogs pick up on the demeanor of a person to determine if they pose a threat and react accordingly?


9 posted on 11/12/2012 6:14:11 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Daffynition

My parents had this old mutt for around 15 years. He was half German Shepherd and half mutt. He was the most easy going dog I have ever seen.

I can remember my two year old daughter ordering him around and he immediately cowered with his head between his paws. I can remember some of my nieces and nephews playing with him and he would let them literally cover his coat with spanish moss without even shaking it off until they went away.

One day two of my Mother’s Sisters stopped by to visit but my parents happened to be gone. One of them needed to use the bathroom so they went to the front door.

They later told Mother that the dog got between them and the door and absolutely would not let them approach it. He growled and barked and generally acted vicious.

That really surprised all of us.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 6:14:44 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Daffynition

They originally did this study with assistance by the local police department. Unfortunately, the dogs’ reactions were not measurable — the cops shot the dogs as soon as they entered.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 6:14:53 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Daffynition

My Springer would bark her head off while they are outside and want to curl up in their arms when they made it inside. Watch dog, not a guard dog.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:40 PM PST by needmorePaine
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More worried about how a damn cop intruder would react. They shoot all furry moving things.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 6:16:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Daffynition

Bring a sausage and mine will shake hands.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 6:16:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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The German Shepherd was a total coward.I have a German Shepherd that I would like to loan them if they want to rerun the test.The intruder might want to look for a helmet with face shield before meeting Hannah.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 6:17:31 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Qwackertoo

Exactly.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 6:18:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Daffynition

In his latter years, my Dad had a big, tough looking German Shepard. I thought somewould would have to be crazy to break in with that thing around. And one day, in the middle of the night, someone did.

The dog did absolutely nothing.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 6:18:14 PM PST by rbg81
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My dog definitely reacted to Kevlar’s barking (the German Shepherd). Unfortunately, I think he would react to an intruder the same way Kevlar did. “Can I help you carry anything out? Got any treats?”


18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:19:19 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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When my neighbor goes away from town we walk her dog for her. She gives us the key to her place so we can fetch him. If we let ourselves in we have to hunt all over the house until we find him, usually sleeping on a bed. Now we ring the bell and he comes running down barking up a storm. So if the burglar was quiet the dog would be pretty much worthless.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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My little Maltese barks at anything. We’ve changed her name from Clio to Doorbell. My Siberian Husky (mostly an outside dog) looks like a wolf and growls at every stranger that nears our door. She has never attacked anyone, but I think she would if provoked. Between the two of them, I feel protected.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:20:25 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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