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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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To: Daffynition
before he died my Rottie Maxx was a 130lbs, and i saw what he did to a drunken asshole that came into our yard when the two younger girls(7&8 at the time) were outside, he tore his azz (through Carharts, jeans and longjohns) but good... then backed off and stood by the girls

i doubt he'd of backed off if it happened in the house

i had to goto court but, in the end it was all good...

51 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:43 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Daffynition

Up here in God`s country we got 2 houses, one guarded by a pack of 4 well-fed raccoons, the other one guarded by a six pack of raccoons and 3 skunks living under the porch. For daytime protection, we use a shotgun.


52 posted on 11/12/2012 7:16:43 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: Farmer Dean

The GSD was noticeably limping.

I hope the owners will have that checked out.


53 posted on 11/12/2012 7:19:21 PM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Daffynition

I basically know how my dog would react. He would bark like hell and wake me up in time to get the 12ga pump. He probably would welcome the perp after clearing the cobwebs from his sleep being interrupted. He would wake me though


54 posted on 11/12/2012 7:20:36 PM PST by Figment
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To: Farmer Dean

“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.”

Yep or mine. Ruger was 120 lbs of ball fetching machine for anyone in the family. One time my grandfather fell on our back porch. My grnadmother called me at work and I had to come collect Ruger because he would not let the firefighters in the back yard. He knew my grandfather was hurt and bless his heart wouldn’t let anyone near him.

I still have battle scars from training him. One time he had enough of training so he bit me on the hand I reached down and grabbed his tail and bite the daylights out it! He stopped being cantankerous right away. Of course I then had a mouthfull of tail fur!


55 posted on 11/12/2012 7:28:52 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: yarddog
Photobucket This is Smokey, Chloe's Pappy. He loved killing Eastern Diamondbacks. That is one in his mouth.
56 posted on 11/12/2012 7:31:15 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Eaker

We had two separate ‘crime sprees’ in the last few months, one, copper thieves and the other, people breaking into cars.

In a 4 mile radius, we were the only house that never got ‘hit’.

He’ll “be nice” if I tell him to but there have been several incidents where he disregarded my command.

Since I seriously suck at ‘character judgement’, I trust him to discern good from bad people.

If he disobeys my ‘be nice’ order, he’s no doubt got a good reason for doing so.


57 posted on 11/12/2012 7:35:36 PM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Daffynition

My German Shepherd is 1st off, clueless anything is happening. Then if the person comes in, she looks around, then decides to bark a bit, then rushes the door and rolls around in a whirlwind of excited whines and jumps and kisses.

She’s pathetic.

She’s most dangerous because of her spastic hyper circlings.


58 posted on 11/12/2012 7:42:19 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: usconservative

Dobermanns are infamous for ‘smiling’ whilst clicking their teeth.
[it’s really a friendly thing]

My aunt was returning a huge meat platter she’d borrowed from my mom and Caesar met her coming in the yard.

We heard the most horrible shrieks coming from the front porch and found my aunt backed against the front door using the platter as ‘shield’ and Caesar happily smiling and clicking his teeth at her, tail wagging like crazy.

As far as Jerry goes, some dogs, you’ll always remember.
Other dogs, you’ll never forget.

Jerry was the latter.

:)


59 posted on 11/12/2012 7:43:06 PM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Bronzy

My chihuahua, Sammy, could scared the he** out of intruders. My pug (deceased) would have welcomed intruders, shown them around and let them take the good stuff.


60 posted on 11/12/2012 7:43:27 PM PST by tob2 (A heart felt thank you to our many veterans.)
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To: Daffynition

The “Brittany” film is a bit messed up, also having 2 dogs looking like Border Collie/Australian/Kelpie mixes. Who are we judging? The BCs react a bit more while the Brittany totally doesn’t care.


61 posted on 11/12/2012 7:45:36 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Olog-hai

I have an Aussie and a Lab/Shar-pei cross. Both are guard dogs in the sense they have not been socialized to anyone unless we are around. I used to say “I pity the fool that ever breaks into this house” and I still believe that but we don’t get much company out in the country....


62 posted on 11/12/2012 7:46:48 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Bronzy

Our next-door neighbor broke into our base housing/trailer and was rewarded with a bite from our 10 to 15 pound, usually submissive but noisy chihuahua/terrier mix.


63 posted on 11/12/2012 7:54:56 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Eaker
I agree. To make some stupid point they obviously picked wimp dogs.

I think that part of the problem was the the human residents of the house weren't there. Dogs pick up on body language; these dogs had no (human) pack members to protect and no cues from the Alpha on how to react.

64 posted on 11/12/2012 7:55:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Smart people listen to smart dogs!


65 posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:00 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Once when we were out of town my son sneaked into the backyard to see what the dogs would do. Since we have a doggie door all seven can come and go as they please.

He said they all came boiling around the corner with PitStop in the lead with his fur up. He said he backed off and was calling Pit by name hoping to settle him down. Once Pit saw it was my son who was now back outside the gate he settled down but was still strung up a bit on the adrenaline.


66 posted on 11/12/2012 8:05:13 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Took me a minute to figure out SAHM! Dogs are great company.


67 posted on 11/12/2012 8:08:08 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Daffynition

My 17 year old Basenji (blind as a bat) would sleep through the bombing of Dresden.

She’s earned it.


68 posted on 11/12/2012 8:13:12 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Farmer Dean

“The German Shepherd was a total coward”

The GS probably had the best response of all of them. Actually, ideal would be a combo of some of these dogs.

The Rott did warning barks ahead of time, but checked out when the guy was in. The GS apparently (no film prior) let the man in w/o barking but seemed suspicious as time wore on and barked more at him.

Frankly, you don’t want a dog who just indiscriminantly charges and rips everything. There are many times “strangers” come to your home that you don’t want ripped apart. Especially if you want them to care for the dog. My dear-departed Perfect Dog GS (”only” 60 lbs as a GS should be, not oversized) always scared the !%##!%$# out of people outside the house, and she knew the INSTANT someone touched the grass on our lawn 300ft away down a steep hill just by hearing. Excellent “watch” dog. People coming to the house itself were scared. She ran after 1 boy when she slipped through the door after he stood there asking us to mow, but she stopped going for his ankle the INSTANT he obeyed my order to “STOP RUNNING!” and ran right by him. She always barked at everyone but those always in the house, regardless, but if you used her name, she’d let you in while barking (ask cleaning lady, my friend who took care of her on vacation). Cautious, anyway, but she’d watch you until she felt comfortable.

I want a dog that walks the line. Not enough are smart enough for that, though.


69 posted on 11/12/2012 8:14:16 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I have a tasmanian chihuahua; if anyone besides us tries to touch him he becomes quite aggressive. The other chihuahua would probably love on the intruder after barking for a moment.


70 posted on 11/12/2012 8:17:35 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Daffynition

Mine only weighs 35 pounds, but if anything moves out on his street, he barks like crazy. He jumps up to look out the windows and makes a lot of noise. And if anyone he doesn’t know comes in, he’ll bite. He’s done it. Good boy.


71 posted on 11/12/2012 8:20:51 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Eaker

Good dogs, those.


72 posted on 11/12/2012 8:22:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

;<)

He said even the little fat kid, Peanut was acting like a bad ass!


73 posted on 11/12/2012 8:26:25 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: usconservative

Ahhh, dobes smile too. I have always known what it is, and it surprises me when others don’t.

But, and however, my dobe smiles only for friends and family, and only when calm.

This particular dog is somewhat “hard”, and NO amount of training will smooth that out.

He attacks the door if anyone knocks, same with the big front windows. We are hard pressed to catch him and get him to obey. It was not this bad until his companion died two years ago.

I am certain that if someone broke in he would absolutely attack. There wouldn’t be a steak big enough...he would just figure he’d get it after he disabled ya.

And by “disabled” I do mean I think he would dispatch an intruder.


74 posted on 11/12/2012 8:29:42 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: Daffynition

My 3 lb prissy doorbell would pee on any male intruder that is stupid enough to pick her up...which seems to be the first thing men do when they see her. If the intruder is a woman she gets away no worse for the wear.


75 posted on 11/12/2012 8:34:23 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Daffynition

Well, I was wrong!!!


76 posted on 11/12/2012 8:47:44 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Exactly! My Border Collie/ Sheltie mix would does the same thing.. Barks his head off first then chills out after he’s had a chance to assess the intruder..err visitor. ;)


77 posted on 11/12/2012 9:12:05 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: CatherineofAragon

I agree if your dog was trained; but Kevlar was not backed into a corner so to speak.

My father in law had a neighbor who was robbed. He had a St Bernard and a chihuahua. The St Bernard did nothing; but that little one tore the shirt off the guy and he dropped everything he was stealing trying to get away. The St Bernard didn’t have to do a thing.


78 posted on 11/12/2012 9:20:39 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ellendra

ACDs are great. I have one. Strong herders.


79 posted on 11/12/2012 9:24:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ellendra

My brother has had two female ACD’s. They were/are both “at your heels”, loyal, one person dogs. They get along well with family, but tend to stick to their master and are a bit aloof. He wouldn’t own any other dog.


80 posted on 11/12/2012 9:28:28 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

You are right. I suppose at your heels means they are nipping which means they are herding you.


81 posted on 11/12/2012 9:41:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Not a fair test for the German Shepherd.

Let the intruder enter the property and threaten the occupants, then see what happens.

My German Shepherds are unlikely to even bark at intruders, unless they brought their own dogs. But 200 pounds of them will intimidate most would-be intruders.


82 posted on 11/12/2012 10:35:25 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: freekitty

Lol! Yes, they can do that, but so does his adopted Aussie Shepard. I really meant that she stays by his side all day, preferring his company over everyone else in the household.


83 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:08 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: yarddog

Your Chloe is one *gorgeous* dog!


84 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:57 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: usconservative

Concur. It wouldn’t be heaven without dogs. I pray that I’m worthy to join them.


85 posted on 11/12/2012 10:43:25 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Since the copper thieves hit, I’ve had a 24/7 security camera/DVR running.

Doesn’t matter if we’re home or not, he hits that window sill like a freight train full of knives.

Before I leave, I tell him “Watch the house. Guard the girls.”

He ~seems~ to understand I’m leaving in charge because he’ll station himself at the end of the sofa nearest the window and lay there with one ear cocked while I’m gone.

I’ve seen him on the videos, occasionally pacing the room acting agitated and then fiercely charging the window.

On the outside cam, it’s usually delivery people or the loon on the ridge, driving up the lane.


86 posted on 11/12/2012 10:53:30 PM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Daffynition
I just want my dogs to alert me. I'm partially deaf and can't really tell if a vehicle pulls up outside unless the driveway sensors go off or the dogs alert me. The dogs have about a 99% accuracy rate. I call them Two Terrier Security Service. One full size Ratty and one Toy Ratty who serves as my service dog somewhat.

When I'm asleep and hearing aids out the Toy will jump on my chest and start shaking the blanket to wake me up. She does it if someone is outside, my cell phone rings, the house phone rings, or an unknown noise happens. My wife also has her trained to bark at me if I'm in another room and she needs me for something.

The full grown Ratty is the guard of the van LOL. If were out and someone approaches she goes ballistic. Ratty's have great hearing and are great watch dogs. For an outside dog I used to have Black Labs. They generally aren't bite liabilities but a lot of people are scared to death of them. I had one that wouldn't harm anybody but enjoyed putting persons back in their car LOL.

One night my house phone acted up and dialed 911. A deputy showed up and asked me why I called 911 and hung up. We were trying to talk. My Lab vs his canine were talking also. LOL I finally yelled loud enough so he heard e say Phone problems. All phones are still set up to work on rotary dial as well as touch tone. My line problems on Ma Bells side of it and was popping. It called 911 doing this.

87 posted on 11/12/2012 11:23:16 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: USAFJeeper
Like others I count on he little one waking me then I grab my bedside gun.

That is what we have dogs for. They have their jobs and I have mine.

88 posted on 11/13/2012 3:32:57 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Paladin2; mylife
...or greet the perp with a tennis ball, or a marrow bone [hoping to be filled with gooey peanut butter].


89 posted on 11/13/2012 4:10:00 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: This I Wonder32460
His eyes are a normal chocolate brown...I've been known to mess around w/ images....that may be one of them.


90 posted on 11/13/2012 4:15:29 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: yarddog
My sympathies on the chewing ....I need to find someone to refinish a coffee table.........that rock is a stone Winchester swallowed and vomited it 2 weeks later. ;(


91 posted on 11/13/2012 4:20:17 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: rabidralph

Not really, they either don’t allow people the don’t know in, or they do. Strange appearing people (odd hats, helmets etc will make it worse).

Mine is a trained malinois. I know what she will do!


92 posted on 11/13/2012 4:29:27 AM PST by nobamanomore
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To: Daffynition

93 posted on 11/13/2012 4:38:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Paladin2

I’ve been owned by Chessies for the last 27 years and they do indeed smile. Most people, however, don’t realize that it’s just a smile and, depending on the person, I often don’t tell them what the dog is doing.....LOL Just rescued my newest one, a 20 month little girl named Emma. I LOVE Chessies!!!


94 posted on 11/13/2012 4:52:51 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: JoeProBono

THX....you forgot the devil horns.

I bought 4 boxes of Kleenex the other day....and put the bag of them on the stairs to go up to the linen closet...about 20 minutes later...I found them all torn apart all over the living room. GRRR! My little angel. :(


95 posted on 11/13/2012 4:53:32 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
I know exactly how my two Mini Schnazers would react because I've seen it in action.... Cable man came one day to fix the outside line. I was home alone, he came in the back door without my "letting" him in. Bevo (gray 11 yr old MS) went at him and I caught him just before he took a hunk out of cable man's leg. A few weeks ago, son #2 was asleep (he works nights), so I asked son #2 to come mow the back yard (he was in between jobs and needed some cash) He went on in the back fence and started mowing - as per instructed so son #2 wouldn't be awakened - Ellie Mae (black 22 month old MS) heard the mower and could see "someone" back there (blinds were mostly closed) and did everything she could to get thru the glass of the french door to get at him. Though small, they would do everything they could to protect me... at least long enough for me to get to the shotgun! :D Photobucket
96 posted on 11/13/2012 4:58:28 AM PST by Grumpybutt (Pray for our troops!!)
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To: Grumpybutt

OOOps, son #3 came to mow


97 posted on 11/13/2012 5:00:22 AM PST by Grumpybutt (Pray for our troops!!)
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To: cva66snipe

Folks who *know* our neighborhood and might just be walking down the sidewalk, have been known to cross over to the other side of the road to avoid our place. :)

All's good.

98 posted on 11/13/2012 5:01:48 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Grumpybutt

There are your rascals! I can tell...each has a ferocious *bark* in their throat! {{HUGS}}


99 posted on 11/13/2012 5:04:22 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

100 posted on 11/13/2012 5:18:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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