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  • I'm available for hire..... I would go with a german shepard, st. Bernard, or even a Siberian Husky.
  • I am sorry you need that much protection! If anything, I would go with a Pit Bull. And name it something ironic like Tinkerbell!
  • They do sell them. But remember to be kind to it, also. It's not a machine.
  • Go to a dog trainer, who might or might not work with a dog breeder. They know exactly what you you need and can help you with the training. A vet will know if nobody else in town where you live.
  • Rottweiler, German Shepard, Pit Bull, Great Dane. Or, if you have the patience, seven CHEE-WAH-WAHS!
  • You can't go wrong with a Mastiff. They have been bread to be guard dogs for centuries. They are big and scary and will attack if trained to do so. They will not attack other dogs like a pit bull will and aren't as likely to attack children. They are wonderful dogs. You won't be disappointed with a Mastiff for guarding.
  • I would definitely recommend a German Sheppard. They are wonderful guard dogs, and they have a great disposition. They are very intelligent and friendly with the family, but not to people who threaten the family. Read about them here: http://www.vomfieldcrestshepherds.com/
  • If money is no object you should go to a trainer that will train YOU, as well as a guard dog. Just because you have a dog will attack if he "needed to" doesn't mean he will stop when YOU want him to, without the proper training. Sorry you feel the need for such protection. Good luck.
  • My lab chow is quite a protector. He loves his family but is very territorial and attacks on command if needed. His bark scares most people.
  • a hav 1 but u canny hav it
  • Don't go for a certain breed. The breeds don't make the guard dog, it's the training that makes a good SAFE guard dog. So find an agency that trains both dogs and you and go through their program for guard dogs. They will help match you up with one. Often you don't need a vicious dog, you just need one that looks threatening. Plus a vicious guard dog could attack you and cause you huge liability problems as well as insurance woes.
  • I would go for an American Bulldog (the standard type is my favorite) they are inherently very attatched to their owners and therefore will protect you. Breeds such as Mastiffs, Dalmations, Chows, Dobermen, Rottweilers, and German shepards are all breeds that either are or at one time were used for protection purposes. I have also heard that Rhodesian Ridgebacks require an owner that has a firm understanding of pack structure so I would imagine that one of these guys would also do the trick! If all you want is scary LOOKING then a pit would work but if you are getting a well bred pit then the only "attack" it will do is licking attack... and I do not suggest a poorly bred pit, that is just asking for problems. You could do a quick search on google.. and then check the breed history on a few breeds that you have narrowed your search to, a breed that was originally bred for protection will naturally have protective instinct. Either way if you want to be sure though no matter what the breed, you should work your dog in Shutshund (sp?).
  • My personal favorite is a well trained bullmastiff :)
  • Google the central asian ovcharka. The thing to consider is wether you care if other people feel unsafe because of your dog.
  • i would go for a german shepard as their a 1 man dog and very loyal to their owners i have a dobermann as the are known for their protecting their owners and teritory a rottie is big and scary but the best biggest and scaryest must be a mastiff the are grate dogs and ver protective
  • Get a german shepherd and take the time to train it properly. There isn't a better all purpose dog in the world. They will lay their lives down for you. They are also smart enough to take the initiative when they have to. Just a week ago, another heroic german shepherd made the news. (from the article) Two-year-old Lane Baysinger is just tall enough to look his dog in the eye, and see a family hero. In an act of unyielding loyalty, the German shepherd, Cash, braved starvation and wildlife to guard the body of his master, Jake Baysinger, for six weeks. Baysinger, 25, committed suicide within the prairie land at Pawnee National Grassland sometime after he went missing June 28. He was found Sunday, by a nearby rancher, with his dog next to his body. "The family considers Cash to be Jake's hero, because without her we probably would not have had a body to bring home," said Sara Baysinger, his wife. "She never left him the whole time." Cradling a cup of coffee in one hand, Baysinger, 23, sat Thursday at the kitchen table of her parents' home, waiting for an afternoon memorial reception for her late husband. "As weeks went by, we hoped he'd walk back in one day, like he'd been on vacation or something," Baysinger said. "Having Cash now is like having him with us. It is the silver lining." Officials said there was evidence Cash ate mice and rabbits during the six weeks. She lost about 30 pounds but remains in good health. "Cash had to have found a water source somewhere - the morning dew off of the grass or maybe she found a puddle somewhere," said Mindi Dosch, the veterinarian who examined her. "She might have even resorted to eating small rodents for water." Sara Baysinger said rattlesnakes are prevalent in the grasslands, and she is grateful for Cash's resourceful and resolute instincts. Three years ago, Jake Baysinger brought Cash home as a puppy and the two became inseparable. "It sounds like such a strong bond that this dog will kill or die - so to speak - for this owner," said Suzi Schaefers, of the Canine Psychology Center of Colorado. "Dogs are extremely loyal to humans. I don't think there is any other creature on the planet that is as loyal," Schaefers said. And Cash stayed with Baysinger until the very end. Depression unraveled the life of the self-employed flooring and carpet installer, who met his wife when he was 13 years old. She described him as someone who would "give the shirt off his back for others." "Jake was trying to be brave for everyone and not show he had been losing his ground," Baysinger said. "Knowing he isn't hurting anymore helps a little." Cash's red collar jingled in anticipation as Baysinger poured chicken chunks into a bowl. The young mother let out a deep sigh and watched Cash eat. "It's time for some closure," she said.
  • Money may not be an object but do you have the ability and responsibility to handle a guard dog? GSD's & Rottweilers are the preferred choice for this kind of job.
  • I would say a German Shepherd, my mother has been breeding them for 40 years, and this bloodline makes huge dogs, definitely make sure not to get the AKC German Shpherd type as they are small and frail, go for a traditional breed which you can tell by the block rather than pointed snout, also by their sheer size. An Irish Wolfhound or Bull Mastiff are other viable breeds.
  • German Shepherd.
  • If you TRULY want a dog that would attack someone, then get a chow. Any veterinarian will tell you that these are known to be one-person dogs who will be very protective of you. Their big a fluffy, so they don't look intimidating, but they will definitely guard you. On the other hand, if you want a big dog that looks scary but wouldn't hurt a flea, then get a mastiff. Either way, do a lot of research (away from AB) before you decide to get a dog. Their a huge commitment.
  • Go for a sausage dog because they can attack the ankles and also be used to stop a draught coming under the door on burglar free nights.
  • Lhasa Apso A good guard dog if ever there was one. They will bark at everyone, whether they know them or not. But if someone broke in, the dog would cower under the floorboards. But you would at least have a good warning. They also generate a lot of heat during the winter months... cuddle with them. Get one of those hairless rat-dogs if youre going for "ugly"
  • How about EL CHUPACABRA?
  • Get a small dog; a chihuahua, toy fox terrier, or Pomeranian; and a cat (they aren't natural enemies ---particularly if raised young). They will make lots of noise, or stir in the event of intruders; but unlike the big dogs are easier to care for. Then get a gun. It's easier to control and likely more effective. ;-)
  • How about this one?
  • I would have to agree with the majority, and get a Shepard. If size is a concern (for apt. living), might I suggest a Standard Poodle. You can cut their fur any way you want. They can get a little crazy when pushed. Surprise attack is their tool, and will give a Dobie a good go. However,believe it or not, inch for inch, pound for pound, get yourself a week old raccoon. Love it, raise it, treat it like a dog, and you've got the BEST FRIEND you ever wanted. When all else fails, get a female Rottie.
  • I know a guy that can train a sheppherd for you that will only respond to and listen to commands in German? They are not scary in that they will not attack you at all... Until you try to leave and then no ammount of "Oh no please stop get off!" Will help... Unless you just so happen to speak German?
  • The best guard dog,which have all you looking for..is Doberman Pinscher...they are better guard dogs than German Shepherd...he will protect you home,but if you looking for more than that,guard dog training will be neccesery..best is get one from working lines,as lines from show dogs have their drives bred out of them...good luck
  • Any dog is capable of attcking other dogs, not just pitt bulls. Mastiffs can attack other dogs if provoked or misbehaved. The important thing is that you know whatyou are doing when training this dog. Otherwise, go to a trainer who can train you :) Also, pick a breed with consideration to what it needs. A high energy dog like a pitt bull may not be good for a couch potato. Are you a potato? Look into something like a Kuvasz or other low energy level guard dogs.
  • shoot- if money is no object - hire me- i'll protect you - 5 million bucks and i'll attack anyone who trys anything bad with you.
  • German Shepard...great dogs..
  • Presa Canario. But make sure you teach him protection training rather than just allowing him to be aggressive towards everyone.
  • ROTTWEILER!! I LOVE my Rottweiler Raegan. She's such a sweetheart! They're not hard to train at all, they love playing (especially when they're just a few weeks old) and they're WAYYYY too cute! http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/RavenDragon/Raeganasababy.jpg This is my little cutie when she was a baby. :D Plus, everyone knows the Rottweiler's reputation for being "vicious" (which is all a lie,in my opinion.) But that won't stop someone from going about 10 feet away from you when they see you have a Rottweiler with you. Rottweilers can get pretty big (depending on their parents)-at least 160 pounds. All that weight being used against someone who's trying to harm you...yeah, not fun.
  • Just make it a big dog and most can be attacked trained or most just guard their owners out of love.
  • I don't think there is anything wrong with having a vicious Guard Dog as long as it is muzzled it will always be safe but a dog that as been trained to be tough and vicious will be good to the owner but not good to strangers
  • Pit Bull Dog. I am sh*t scared of them.
  • Mastiff's are really effective guard dogs without being an overly aggresive. They are even-tempered, trainible and loving dogs, but eat alot of food!
  • You can have my boyfriends ex!
  • Geese supposedly make great guard dogs, well more guard geese really. But they can be really loud & aggressive. Not only that but they keep the lawn short. Now name me a dog that do that?
  • I'd suggest a German Shepard , Pit Bull Terrier, Or a Rorwiller ... Personally; Ibelieve the Shepard is better ... And ; shepards appear to be much more intelliegent and can learn better .... Take yours to a good school and he / she will protect you with their life ... +5
  • None. You should never buy a dog just to be a guard dog. It's unfair on the animal. Dogs trained by professional trainers who actually know what they're doing are the only people who should own and train those types of dogs. Because they know how to handle them if things should go wrong. If someone buys a dog and 'trains' it to be aggressive and then the dog turns aggressive on a child or another person the dog will be blamed and put down, when it's actually the owner's fault. The dog was only doing what it was taught but the owner is not penalised for that, just the dog. It is cruel to buy a dog just for these purposes.
  • I have a 7 month old fila (brasilian mastiff) puppy that i need to find a home for. He is very protective and has a true fila temperament. Small adoption fee. you can e-mail me at sweetangelica2007@yahoo.com if you are still interested
  • Rottweilers are great guard dogs and if properly trained are great with kids and the family. A family friend has had always had a Rottweiler around. I’ve found they have a bark that can detour even the most experienced intruders. Rottie info: http://www.greatdogsite.com/breeds/details/Rottweiler/
  • Since money is no object you Defiently need to look into a Caucasian Shepherd they are ranked the #1 guard dog and they are big and mean, but just as a warning you need to research them 1st.
  • Most any dog will do if it likes you. The best way to make that happen is to be nice with it. Remember, dogs only know now. Without any special training, my little guy will keep people at bay until I give him the okay. I can leave the keys in my truck if he's in there.
  • Why? This does not sound like the question of a person who can handle an animal like that. Those kinds of dogs need masters who know how to control them. They also need exercise, discipline and affection just like any dog. You don't just buy a dog and ask it to guard you.
  • Get a good burglar alarm and make sure your locks are secure. Any dog you have as a pet and companion will put up a good show, but you really don't want a dog that will attack people. That's a good way to get yourself sued.
  • This should do it. http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/canarydog.htm
  • Please don`t get a dog if your only reason for doing so is protection. While there are certain breeds that are more likely to intimidate people and are known for being loyal to and protective of their guardian, all breeds deserve an owner responsible for and committed to their needs. Dogs require excercise, grooming, health care, and lots of love and attention. They should never be kept outside for long periods of time. You should also keep in mind that dogs who do attack people are often euthenized. I don`t mean to imply you are not aware of the above, but just some things to keep in mind. If you are in need of protection, you could also consider (depending on the situation) going to the police, home and personal alarms, and pepper/bear spray. Some basic self-defense is also a good thing for anyone to know (if given the chance, getting away is safer than fighting). Good luck with your situation.
  • You don't need an attack dog - very few people need dogs like that. What you need is a territorial dog that looks fierce and barks when strangers approach. I love Doberman Pinchers myself. Loving and very loyal they are to their owner - and these are best if they are a ONE OWNER dog.. A German Shepard is a better choice if you have a family - especially with small children. A Big lab or Great Dane make good pets as well as looking impresive to strangers. And I love Pit Bulls too, but inbreeding has wrecked their temperament and made them somewhat of a "lawsuit waiting to happen". Anyway - no family> Get a Dobie, family? Get a Shepard. And whatever you do - adopt your new dog from your local Animal Shelter - NEVER BUY A DOG FROM A PUPPY MILL! There's hundreds of fine dogs there waiting for a good home and a loving master - and any of them will guard your home and family with it's life if need be. all the best to you!
  • Old post....but not a dead idea! Any dog of any breed or breed type, of ANY SIZE can be a great protector. Even if your dog tends to be a bit shy around strangers....they can ALL BARK! Most people who are planning to do something any of us would need protecting from....DO NOT WANT a lot of loud attention...they want to be sneaky, get in, get out without notice being given that they are even there. The dogs I have now, might or might not bite someone, they might run and hide...AFTER THEY HAVE BARKED THEIR HEADS OFF alerting us and the neighbors that someone is on our property...(outside or in) This allows US to do something....like get to one of our guns...with the speed loader in hand! (BEFORE calling 911) Almost any dog that is in tune with the family, and living inside of the house, has a fair chance of attacking someone with bad intentions....it is their nature to protect the family and the home...IF they live inside with the family. A dog's feeling of responsibility is only going to cover the area in which the dogs lives, most of the time, and those people who are part of his/her personal "pack." (so bonding with your dog is rather important, even if you have a dog trained to attack on command.)
  • in my opinion since you said money wasnt an option i would buy a lion b/c people can f%#* with a dog but no one f%#*'s with a lion
  • Male Border Collie. They will protect the border of where you live and you yourself. They are very protective of their master.
  • ive a 3yr old,old english masstiff bitch for sale full kc registered,had her from a pup as a family pet but has turned out to be more of a excellent gaurd dog,its a shame has she is a stunning dog
  • If what u want is to scare people of your property I would get a Cane Corso because of its looks, or one of those big bulky american bullies, or maybe better yet a Neapolitan Mastiff which are the guard dogs that wealthy people tend to use in Italy.
  • Rottweiler with training.
  • Get a Chihuahua, the constant sharp barking would drive any one nuts and out of your house
  • Snoopy!
  • Take a look at "neilychops" wife - his question - 'Take a look at my wife, how do I stop guys from hitting on her?' of 15 minutes ago. the link for the pic is http://www.dailystab.com/.../ugly.jpg If you could steal neilychops' wife away...
  • Better buy .50 caliber rifle...
  • Because of their temperment, I would say a German Shepard. Of course, like any other dog with a job, it would need training; however, because of their intelligence and willingness to please, it would not be overly difficult to train them to protect you if taught at a young age. They're friendly dogs, but because of their attatchment to their "pack", they will naturally be protective of them, another plus in terms of guardian and companionship. Of course, they would only be offensive if need be, but if a stranger comes to the door, from my experience, they'll bark and stare the individual down. If they don't sense tension from the family or fear, they'll merely sniff and demand a pat from the visitor. If they sense something is amiss, the gaze will stay and strangers be wary. The perfect dog for love and protection.
  • I would say German Shepherd. They are big, smart, loyal and naturally protective. People will say pit bulls and rottweilers but a full grown German shepherd in attack mode is just as scary and a little bit smarter dogs in my opinion.
  • You should definetely get a neopolitan mastiff. they are very intimidating. they were bred to be guard dogs to scare and discourage burglars
  • My mother -in - law will be right over!:)
  • I highly recommend the Timbersheperd: http://www.dalco.com.pg/ats/index.html
  • If you wount a guard dog get a Domberman they were bred to protact there family. Go to a breeder then take the dog to a trainer and go though the training. That way your safe and people will think twice on just walking in uninvited.
  • german shepard..they are hysterically funny, extremely loyal, great swimmers, rescue, guard dogs..very intuitive, sensitive and will be your best friend.. plus when they charge or show their teeth, nothing looks scarier..i love my grizzy bear....i also have a pit..she calls the shots and the other(dogs) follow her command..good luck!
  • My mother in law is looking for part time work to supplement her pension. She could scare anyone away! ;D
  • I don't really know why you want a guard dog but beware. Dogs that are trained for violence tend to become very dangerous in their later years. Keep in mind that ANY dog will lay down their life to protect you and ANY big dog looks scary as hell when they're ready to attack someone. I think of the Golden Retriever, what a wonderfully-mannered dog. I was playing with one named Darby one day throwing his ball and he accidentally bit my hand trying to get the ball. You could tell he was really sorry he did it because he put his head to the ground and whimpered. It was funny as hell but DAMN, that hurt like hell and he wasn't even really trying, I just imagine if he was. Remember, an guard dog may land you in more hot water than it keeps you out of. If it bites someone else for no reason, you might have a rather large lawsuit on your hands and if you've developed affection for the dog, your heart will be broken as you watch it being euthanised. I worked in a Vet's office for High-School Co-Op and one of the things I had to do was learn the law concerning dangerous animals.
  • The Australian Cattle dog or as its know in Oz the Heeler, is a meduim sized compact solid dog Who will defend you and your property with its life but only if you are a good boss. to be a good boss you'll need to love him and exercise him, teach him you are a fair boss and he'll work for you. Heelers are very very smart, if you dont exercise him he'll make up jobs for himself which will probly be destrutive to your yard. once you are his 'good boss' this dog will die before he lets anyone hurt you. they are not as big as say a german shepard but with their wild dingo heritage they look the part of a guard dog.
  • I'd get a Rottweiler.

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