You might consider Daniffs for a great all around Guard dog for the family.
Dane/Mastiff. Gentle Giants with family and friends, and fierce protectors of home and hearth. Oftentimes the biggest point that needs to be made is before you decide on any breed of dog, DO RESEARCH! Oftentimes the size alone is daunting. This is the case. Nothing like a giant Rotty to ward of the bad guys. Read books about the breed you are interested in. Talk to veterinarians. Talk to breeders and similar dog owners. Don’t depend upon the internet for most of the research either. Now pay attention please. Rott/Dane mix is a very good Watch dog. A well-known fact that is. You are not merely getting a dog, you are getting a companion, a family member, someone who will love you unconditionally.
The pyrenees breed isn’t a herding dog though, bit rather a livestock guardian dog. Logic, or morality given to us by God the Creator, you will understand this, I’d say if you understand anything about statistics. Also, well,, you have done no research. Since you obviously didn’t research this really, I’ll they’ve been bred to never harm their charges but also to never back down from anything that might threaten their herd, be that goats, chickens, sheep or people. Not even in top 10 for bites huh, this is the case right? That said, they are stories and pictures of real people KILLED by pitbulls. Let me explain further what an unnecessary risk putbulls are. Are only 6percentage of the total dog population,. The statistics don’t lie. Pitbulls were #1 in nearly any category for adult and child victims, bodily harm, maimings, and deaths. Uh, the statistics at DogsBite website are not exaggerated. From 19822014″ there were 3397 bodily injuries, 2110 maimings, and 295 deaths. GREATER THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL, YOU HAVE NO ABILITY TO REASON, Therefore in case you don’t see that the risk of this animal is FAR TOO GREAT.
We have two Doberman Pinscher’s!
We won’t be owned by any other breed! On top of this, order of business was to get the dog acclimated to other dogs. Consequently, if necessary, they are wonderfully sweet and kind and playful, and as the article suggests they are always on alert for danger and ready to spring into action to protect us! They are our 5th and 6th ones.
Quite a few other breeds bite people a great deal more often than the Pit Bull, as for children being bitten.
The German Shepard has nearly twice the PSI strength in its jaws than the pit bull breeds. Remember, the pit bull can not lock its jaws, nor does it have super human strength in its jaws. The history of the pit bull is that the people who wanted to fight dogs needed a small to medium sized dog that was agile, yet heavily muscled. They combined a few breeds to gain the traits of persistance, agility, a willingness to please their owner should destroy a wonderful breed of dogs seem to always leave out, simply being that they don’t learn the breed and its quirks, that all breeds have. They could handle them, The dog also had to be gentle with humans, even when in fight mode. Whenever judging by your misguided comments, The media is on a vendetta against this wonderful breed for a very long time now, and I see they did their job well.
As long as they are trained right and treated well, Therefore if you go back and read. He is still good with the baby. Then, personal experience doesn’t discount the 1000s of people who was hurt by these animals, 100s just in a 85 day window of Just google pit bull deaths and DogsBite website will show you everything. There actually are statistics on this, that obviously YOU haven’t researched. The media has done loads of talking about how the bite kids. My German Shepard is the one I have to put up at risk, that he will bite the stranger if he feels uncomfortable. Besides, no, YOU are the one who hasn’t done your homework. Oftentimes lack of research n experience = lack of knowledge n understanding Almost every time someone is attacked or killed by a pitbull, they did nothing to provoke it. Oh, and if anyone’s dog bites me or my wife or kids, it’s going down. You are not the center of the universe, and we don’t need to bow down to people who need to put other families at this particular UNNECESSARY risk. Considering the above said. Just as you haven’t experienced it personally, doesn’t mean all these people who are maimed or dead, so do not exist. Yes, that’s right! AND bad animals. With all that said… My pit will lay by my 6 month old daughter and bark, and growl whatever warns them away, when strangers come over. Look at the faces of those innocent little kids mauled to death by no fault of their own, one girl on her 4th birthday, all because of your precious snarling beast. It’s a well german Shepard and a Pitbull. Think about that. What did the kids do to the dog, right?
Yup, we love ours and they do a fine job as pets.
a lot of the stories in the news are exaggerated as they do with everything they post being that they seek for to sell add space. You know its funny but whenever I hear these stories its always somebody else not the teller that these things happen to. Just keep reading! We have a coyote pack that comes around now and after all. That said they have killed more people than any other breed but as we are talking about guard dogs here I should want a dog with that reputation. Fact, oh actually I also realize 3 kids and 9 grandkids around these dogs and would not hesitate to recommend a pitbull as a family dog. This is the case. Poor yodel dawgs…. They don’t really present a significant issue, and I kinda like to listen to them at night. The Anatolian’s view it differently and make short work of them.
I would disagree with the slow comment. Those statistics were for just one breed, the pitbull, not multiple breeds. Training requires consistency, they’ve been bred to make their own decisions out in the fields versus being commanded. It’s a well are you saying all those pictures of kids killed on the DogsBite website are fake, is that the case? They are extremely intelligent dogs, and will only take commands if they are motivated to do so. So if he has a tough dog, you YOU are the idiot, who thinks he is only tough. Good for you. That’s a pretty bold accusation. Who cares why someone starts a website. Without wellresearched response, you get all emotional. Nevertheless, he won’t protect you on Judgement Day. Also, my issue with people like you, is ignorance. Normally, enjoy your malicious company, the pit bull terrier. Most of you vulgar commenters show how low a IQ you have by using degrading language and not even having the intelligence to look up the absolute FACTS I referenced. Notice, that only shows your weakness.
You are truly a person noone knows nothing really about dogs.
Dogs from identical litter can and usually are completely different. Save your personal comments instead of speaking truth about dogs actually and not merely American Pitbull Terriers. Make sure you write a comment about it in the comment form. Each dog is an individual and not breed specific. Every and any breed can hurt and kill a child. Then again, loads of dogs that I foster are of the bully breeds, and they are always wonderful guests. Of course, all the working breed hard nose breeds need strong experienced owners, therefore dogs don’t get loose and run out of control. That’s interesting right, right? American Staffordshire Terrier who weighs around 75 pounds and is a total teddy bear. On top of that, unless threatened, they are loving. Smart. Therefore rarely ever will they harm a human, and even consequently in many cases, will cower down rather than hurt a human. It is irresponsible owners who get dogs that it requires experienced owners to have. Now pay attention please. My first choice of fosters, and companion animals, is nearly always the bully breeds!
You do have to be a responsible dog owner in will be necessary to research dozens of studies from many places and situations to get dependable statistical data. Never say never. Remember, staffordshire pitbull given to me and he was a great dog but he was animal aggressive and i had to be on my toes everytime when i took him out of the house. Now look. They are ONE site, as for the website you listed. When the old guy passed, I actually told myself I’d never have a pit bull again. Anyway, have you researched any other sites or organizations, is that the case?
This list of dogs is for homesteaders with an unlimited food budget who can live with the risk that they may become the dog’s dinner in a survival situation.
The owners. Is that the dogs fault. Did you hear of something like that before? Nope. Now please pay attention. In most of the Statistics that u quote u never hear the complete story. Most dogs have a personality and its up to the owner to train/understand better conditions that suits that dog. Whenever giving you an awful lot of time to get your ‘AR15’ out of the closet, The best guard dog is a small, mixedbreed, easytofeed, medically resilient that barks like yappy siren. King Dobbermans and sshepherd’s and five othe breeds. Just cause that dog lives at that house doesn’t mean that they where socialized with the people in that house. You can find some more information about it on this website. Are their exceptions to this but that doesn’t mean that you thro awau an entire breed. How can u judge an animal that u have never owned?
Did you know that Helen Keller owned not one but two pit bulls.
If you don’t properly socialize ANY dog they have the potential to be a killer. Fact, he is fiercely loyal but is let down by humans. That said, the pit bull is a victim of human interaction. Actually, laura Ingals Wilder had pit bulls. You see, what has changed in the past 30 years to where the incidence of attacks have increased? Sgt. For example, petie of the little rascals was a pit bull. Notice that the pit bull was used by RCA as their mascot. Needless to say, if a woman who is blind and deaf can control her dogs consequently why can’t those who have all of their faculties control them, is that the case? Stubby was the first dog to be decorated by the armed forces and he was a pit bull.
Wow were you traumatized or something and yes like somebody else said you must do a lot more research. Any dog can bite someone. So, the real issue with Pitbulls is what some individuals do with that breed. Any dog can make a great and loving pet with theright person. Nevertheless, do some research or watch Cesar 911 or something Lol It’s this crackpot type psychology that causes this type of a problem in the first instance. Rottweilers, live peacefully amount human society. This nieve type thinking is as dangerous as the total amount of dog owners who have little knowledge about are canine companions. Just think for a moment. If you look through every decade a single breed was pointed out as vicious, thousands of these breeds e doberman. Tafford bull.
GSD who might be two years old next month, talk about a guard dog and very…very intelligent. Right next to the BEWARE OF DOG sign and attempt to pet a full grown GSD who was going ape shit, as soon as a landscaper thought it will be a decent idea to reach OVER our fence. He is the biggest baby in the house but I have seen him go into full killer mode when he believes So there’s a threat outside the home or near our backyard. Is suspicious of people outside our immediate family, he loves other animals and plays like a puppy with them. His forearm paid the price, and hereupon my dog almost came over the fence and took his face off.
One breed missing from this list is the Dutch Shepherd. Our 21 week old male puppy Scout is doing great and is almost finished with his general obedience instruction. Oftentimes as a bonus they have a very distinct and stately look for those also seeking an eye catching dog. Needless to say, the breed has few health problems and has a lifespan of 13 15″ years. It is similar to the Belgian Malinois but has a calmer demeanor like a German Shepherd and is easily trained to accept commands. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Give them a look if your seek a great guard dog! Normally, they are good with children and identical dogs, especially if they are introduced to them at an early age.
In all three instances I didn’t panic or run.
Plus their size is an added intimidation factor. Basically the situation would wind down and i could go about my day. They make awesome companions as well. Caucasian shepherd. Besides, we have two and they are uber protective of home and pack.
Great Pyrenees are slow learners! People who don’t know the breed may think that as long as Pyrs think for themselves and won’t do useless tricks over and over. Also, one other thing that you neglected completely to mention is that in the UK, the Staffordshire Terrier is nick named The Nanny Dog, simply as long as they are wonderful, devoted family pets that are also fantastic care takers of small children. Pyrs are incredibly smart, very independent, loyal, loving, and better dog breed I’ve ever owned. Basically, whether it’s sheep, pyrs guard everything they believe to be in their herd, goats, cats, children, other dogs, or their people. Know what guys, I have to disagree, someone mentioned they weren’t meant for guarding humans.
To suggest banning them in some way to mock those of us who care about kids’ and adults’ lives being broken or taken by pitbulls, Oh, and regarding your comment, is just asinine. My babies are all safely ensconsed in a well fenced yard and a single time they leave it’s when they are either in the house with me, or on a leash walking. They LOVE people, ALL of them. What is irresponsible about having ANY breed of dog. You and people like you have no regard for the safety of you neighbor. You might consider taking a lesson from them, judgTHEY do not discriminate because of a human’s appearance! As that would’ve been breaking the local laws, they are not allowed to run at large making an attempt to harm me in some way, would’ve been thrilled to meet new people.
Wow, I can’t believe noone has said anything about dark red or blue healers.
We live on a farm and the bonus is that he also will move the bull, the 500 pound hog and any other livestock that I ask him to. Usually, they are also excellent watch dogs that keep people out of the yard. American Pit Bulls, one Staffordshire Bull Terrier and one that is a Pit Bull/Thai Ridgeback mix. That is interesting. I wouldn’t trade him for anything, maybe he’s just a glitch. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Steve, you obviously have no information what you are talking about. All are wonderful companions, loyal, playful and super sweet.
Check out Boerboels! Ours is also great with our 19 mo old daughter. With being bred to protect herds from lions and hyenas, they are not lacking in the protective instincts. Seriously. It should take me forever, to tell you all about Taz. Actually I have to say out pit Taz is top dog we ever owned, as a pit bull owner. Certainly, her and our Daughter are BFF’s for 5 years now. She is the most loyal, protective, smart, and loving dog.
We got Taz when our Daughter was 8 mos. Boerboels are more agile than their mainstream mastiff relatives, Bred by mixing bullmastiffs with indigenous African dogs. She climbs all over him and he fawns all over her. Then again, we have a male Boerboel who is an absolutely spot on guard dog. Taz. Just think for a moment. Long story short, If my Daughter could physically control Taz, and the school would allow it.
That’s a very myopic view.
You ‘cherry picked’ your stats to prove your point. That all almost white people are thieves as long as Lindsay Lohan was arrested for theft. Essentially, that’s like saying all blackish people are drug addicts on the basis of the fact that Lil’ Wayne was in jail for pot possession, to me. It will show that your point is wrong, and you can’t handle being wrong, I’d say in case you posted the stats of all breeds. Then, to take it one step further, it’s like saying all British are pedophiles as long as Gary Glitter went to jail for child pornography.
There are people that she wants nothing to do with, she is a perfect judge of character. He was a American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, he was also a lap dog. Essentially, they are safe. Lots of info can be found online. We got dirk at a time that I was leaving town for an extended period and like all who had seen hollywoods portraial of dobermans did not trust them but was talked into getting one for my family my wife and sister contacted a rescue and were introduced to Dirk he was papered and trained but they wouldn’t tell us to what levels or give us his papers being that we were getting him through a rescue and they wouldnot allow any protection trained dogs to go through their service so we were blind apart from they stated that in no uncertain terms should a doby be trusted with small children so it is when a a rather large breed unknown dog across the fence notice my children and my sisters children and came aggesively at the fence toward them Dirk quickly moved inbetween the children and this neighboring dog and stood in the way of the other dog getting even close to the children my sister having breed rottweilers for many years noticed this behavior and said immediatly that we would take the dog hence he became a part of our family over the years dirks attitude with children was incredible always putting himself inbetween what he perceived as danger and the children.
German Shephards and love all of them except that I did have problems with 2 of them being overly agressive as young 6 10″ month old dogs that did both attack people and neither of them were going through any protection training virtually they have been on the farm and sadly had to be put down the others lived long and happy lives as family protectors and I can’t say anything wrong with them as long as they remained mentally stimullated as part of the family.
With that said, neices nephews any child could climb on him pull on his ears and generally torture him in play and he will playfully heard them away from roads and protected them from a pack of coyotes at one point never showing any aggression toward any child or woman he was a prankster and would sneak up and steal your work glove and them play tag with them and was an absolute joy to be with all of my dobermans are protection trained since dirk and all have displayed similar attitudes I currently have one that ain’t protection trained she is a service dog and work is the middle name for most of the dobemans that I have had I trust the breed fully if properly socialized and should recomend it in a heart beat. My personal favorite protection and working dog breed however is without question the doberman I have owned and still own a doberman I’ve had 4 of them and will lie to debunk the theory that they can’t be trusted with children all of my dobermans were at least 3 years old when I got them and Dirks my 1st one tells the story of the personallity of all of them.
The best watcher is a doberman but even better than that is a Jenny or a miniature horse they will always protect the farm and farmhouse and they shall not turn on you like dogs can if they have lost their minds I vote Chow Chows, Awesome dogs.
They are loyal and protective of their people and they take shit from nobody. Russian bear dogs, Tibetian mastiff, Turkish kangal, Malamute, Husky and wolves. Have you heard of something like this before, am I correct? They are very good dogs. On top of that, my choice of dogs isn, t really so good for herding and such but as far as protecting you and your family most definitely. Consequently, it does take a person who understands the way of the chow chow. That’s right! Not a dog for everyone.
The Little Rascals Petey Pit Bull was this particular ferocious dog! America Pit Bull Terriers were called the nanny dogs for good reason! There are vicious dogs in all breeds. Remember, should we ban them as well? For a while it was Dobermans thence Rottweiler’s consequently German Shepherds. You never heard of Pit Bulls attacking anyone until the gangster culture got a hold of them. Therefore, before you go around maligning a wonderful breed of dogs, all I can say is please, please do your research, not merely base your entire world view on the experience of one person with one dog. That said, they love people but they are naturally pet aggressive unless properly raised and properly socialized just like any dog breed! Dauschunds! You socialist morons! With all that said… You’re the ones that think guns kill people all by themselves to.
Just so you are aware DogsBite website is a website created by a woman who was bitten by what she claims is a pitbull. For instance these numbers you quote include bites by many different breeds that are mostly NOT Pitbulls. Further, the accepted breeds of Pitbulls are 3 or 4 DIFFERENT breeds so when you say a German Shephard accts for about 535 bites, compare that with the American Pit Bull Terrier which had 1/10th of 3397 or somewhere’s near 340. I’m sure it sounds familiar. Her stated goal is to get legislation passed banning pitbulls. With that said, her statistics are skewed to include multiple breeds as pitbulls.
When farmers needed a real guard dog, here in South Africa they settled on a English Mastif/Boxer cross breed. My Boerbulls give a long suffering groan, and swing into action, when the JR starts barking. God forbid that you harm your dogs. They will most probably be in a tangle with the intruder, and a shotgun is if the Boerbulls start growling. You see, jack Russle as a trigger dog. Furthermore, And so it’s a settled breed, and is called a Boerbull, right after many years. Now let me tell you something. Males will weigh about 80 lbs, and Females, 65 lbs.
He is great, boxer x old tyme bulldog attempting to Knap over here!
They are strong, intelligent, curious, active, loyal and protective. The very best, without question, was a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Here is all I can say to you.
If someone doesn’t contain or maintain the big dogs consequently they should’ve been euthanized not the dog. Know your stuff and be the alpha in your house and they are top dogs on planet earth. My large male riped off 2/3 of a guys are for making an attempt to attack me and they guy tryed to take me to court, in court the judge call the man an idiot threw out the case and praised me on my well trained dogs. As a result, i will fight and kill for 3 things my freedom, family, and dogs. On top of that, they wont be missed. Pits are big and strong and dont stop when they start. Oh a how about to bring an army and try to come take my dogs. The world has plenty of stupid people. If my dog/dogs harm someone its being that they were protecting me my family or my property. Normally, if you cant take the time dont get a pit. How ever uncommon the reported pitbull attacks actually end up being pits, it all drills down to will you rather be bit by a mosquito or a shark. Just like my guns, try and take them and more of those coming will die than me.
I live out in the middle of nowhere and raise livestock, chickens, and suchlike, and I wouldn’t trade my Great Pyrenees for anything, despite your obversations are basically true. They do a fine job of patrolling our mountain and protecting our cattle, we spend a dab on dog food. Will absolutely not back down from any predator or threat, gentle with kids and identical pets. We have 3 Anatolian shepherds and 4 Redbone mix hounds, our own pack of dawgs. Nobody comes up here without us knowing about it. Furthermore, in these troubled times, we value that.
We have a Anatolian dog is nice to it’s owner, I’m concerned if it gets loose, by accident or negligence, and kills a child or adult. You see, Surely it’s a completely unnecessary breed, and may be outlawed. He’s NEVER had to hurt anything yet. He is the biggest baby with us, our cats, and our chickens but if anything tries to get near us that we’re not cool with…look out! Lol! It’s not worth the risk to innocent people to own this breed, and anyone who does is irresponsible. What if someone didn’t have a gun, this is the case right? Great dogs that are always overlooked for these lists! Usually, for the most part there’re hundreds of other breeds to choose from. Eventually, if it charged me or my family, as in the case of my coworker who had to shoot the pitbull attacking his daughter, To be honest I would have to put one down that equates itself in violence and hatred on the rare moment when amiss is the last word on mind. Surprised the rhodesian ridgeback is lacking from this list.
We could not be happier with our Mals, they fulfill their mission roles 110percent!
She is perfect for our farm and I would get another in a heartbeat. On top of this, she will respond to her humans being threatened than a pure Great Pyr. That is interesting right? She is still young and has lots to learn has already alerted on a few potential predators in this location of the chicken coop, nevertheless she already weighs 60 lbs. Bernard cross and she is the perfect combination of livestock guardian and human guard dog. However, joe Bfnl that the Great Pyr isn’t and was never bred to be a herding dog. She is a quick learner and extremely gentle. We hope that whatever breed the reader chooses, that he/she gives the dog all the love, care and attention it needs during its on/offgrid lifetime. Having said that, By the way I have a 6 month old Great Pyr/St. Generally, they are strictly LIVESTOCK guardian dogs and are better at that task.
IS a media bias against the Pit Bull.
Breed is secondary. With that said, previously in my lifetime, it was the Doberman, furthermore the German Shepard, and on the list goes. Understanding the animal is a lot more important they stereotyping due to physical characteristics. They are just the latest in a long list of breeds out of favor at the moment. There’s a lot more info about it on this site. There are good and bad animals in all breeds or races. Dogs are first, and foremost.
Great Pyrenees that guard my goat herd. Awesome animals! Notice, work the Night Shift being that they do patrol at night and alert us to anything important. That said, great Pyrenees that guard my goat herd. With that said, awesome animals! Work the Night Shift as they do patrol at night and alert us to anything important. Quite the team. Added to those guys is my Catahoula Cur, who will jump the fence and kill whatever the Pyrs are barking about. Added to those guys is my Catahoula Cur, who will jump the fence and kill whatever the Pyrs are barking about. Eventually, quite the team.