Skip to comments.How would your pooch react to an intruder?
Posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:49 PM PST by Daffynition
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He's thinking, 'Got a link?'
If someone broke into my house and we were home, and that person threatened any one of us, no doubt in my mind that dog (Jerry) would've protected us.
Jerry died 6 years ago, and now we have a Labradoodle (hey, he was a shelter dog, we got him for free and he's a great dog.) The only problem with this dog is, he's a lover - not a fighter.
Someone breaks into my house, this dog will show them where all the good stuff is! I swear it's true.
Unfortunately after I shot them dead for breaking in, I still wouldn't have the heart to shoot the dog.
He’s a goof!
Sunday the neighbor behind us was getting some limbs cut down and a worker was in the tree next to our fence. Our pit bull / red heeler mix went out the doggie door with his fur standing up from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
I guarantee if that guy had fallen out of the tree he would have been dead before he hit the ground. The rest of the dogs just barked.
However when guest show up PitStop is as happy to see them as he is to see us when we get home. He is as gentle as a lamb with the grand-babies too.
My last dog, a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix had what was called the 'Shepherd Smile.' When he 'smiled' it looked like he was snarling and ready to bite.
He'd wag his tail, come right up to you with that 'Shepherd Smile.'
I happened to love it when he did that. Folks who were just meeting him for the first time or service people who came to the house didn't have a clue and were terrified of him -- I liked it that way. :-)
One time some unsolicited salesman came to the door and was acting like a jerk. I whistled for "Jerry" to come running from where ever in the house he was. Sure enough, he came running with his 'Shepherd Smile' showing at which point I opened the front door and said "Get 'em!"
This jerk had no clue all Jerry wanted was to say hello and get a pet or two as he ran screaming down my driveway for his car. LOL!!!
I miss that dog. He died 7 years ago. Best dog I ever had, and I've had dogs all my life. Funny, every dog I've ever had has been great in their own way and they all have a special place in my heart. When I pray, I ask the Lord to send them to come get me "when my time comes." I miss 'em all.
That’s it, my three dogs just advise when it’s time to get out the shotgun.
That’s a photo of your dog? What a beauty! I’ve never seen a black lab with such light colored eyes. Is that unusual?
I agree. To make some stupid point they obviously picked wimp dogs.
They are welcome to try this at my house if they want a different outcome.
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...
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.
The GSD was noticeably limping.
I hope the owners will have that checked out.
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
“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!
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.
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 most dangerous because of her spastic hyper circlings.
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.
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.
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