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Guard Dogs

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Duane, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    My Mother's Akita passed away after a short illness last night and I'm trying to get some ideas on a new house/guard dog. She has an incredible German Sheppard/Chow Chow mix for years.

    I don't think she wants anything as big as Keiko was again so I'm looking for good dogs/breeds ~50pds or less. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    Ive heard Australlian shepards are good once they are trained
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    How about a pack of rabid Chihuahuas tied together in a Tazmanian sort of way?
  4. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    I've thought of those as well but I think she thinks they are too hyper.
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    A Yorkie.......they'll annoy the you know what out of you.:laugh1:
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Under 50 pounds is tough. Boxers are very loyal and make great guard dogs, but about 10 pounds too big.

    How about an English bulldog? Right about the correct weight.
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Two of my favorite breeds.
  8. DMOB

    DMOB Member

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    Boxers all the way. I've had them all of my life and I will never own a different dog.
  9. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Active Member

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    Blue Heelers are great dogs and fall in that weight range.

    Personally though, I would get a chocolate lab. Mine is about 80-85 pounds but he is the best dog I've ever owned.
  10. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Two good choices. One of her best friends had a boxer that was a great dog.
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    They are great family dogs and very loyal to their owner. I want one but the dog we have right now is very happy being the only dog.
  12. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    If you want pure bred, you can't beat a Boxer IMO...best all around dog ever.

    I have a boxer/pit/tabby mix, and she's the best dog I've ever had.

    Get a boxer mix, and you won't be disappointed.
  13. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I would get her a nice Bloodhound.
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  14. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Boxers are nice but too hyper for a lot of people.
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Guard dog as in tear your throat out or guard dog as in bark at any sign of trouble?

    If it's just barking you want, then a Beagle might work well.

    If you want something a little more aggresive, then you might consider a Staffordshire Terrior. They are also called Pit Bulls but there really is a difference. I'm a huge believer in these dogs. Loyal and very protective. A smaller female might work well. Duane, I love these dogs.
  16. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    True. Lazy people should avoid Boxers. Seriously.
  17. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    under 50 pounds? screw that get a bull mastiff[IMG]
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Boxers are great dogs, but like others have mentioned they are very playful and always on the move so it might not be the choice for someone who does not want a dog of that nature.

    The english bull dog...my wife's parents have one and it is a loveable dog but at the same time that thing is bull headed (no pun intended) and has a habit of running into you. Now just because they may not weigh as much as other dogs since they are shorter, they are so darn stout that they can knock you over. So that might not be the best type of dog to get.
  19. Barbarino

    Barbarino New Member

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  20. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    The OP's mother doesn't want a highly active dog. Read the post. Seriously.

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