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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

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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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