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My sister is interested in buying a trained personal protection dog.  I know there are several breeds out there used for this purpose, but I haven't a clue where to tell her to start looking.  Anyone here have experience with these types of dogs?  Any help would be appreciated.
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decoverly??

but wouldn't be easier to just get a restraning order on Mike???

Failing that ask Brad for the breeding on his neighbors springer

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Yup springer. I'll get the guys breeder info. :<img src=:'>

I always thought Shepards, Rottweilers, and Dobermans were the personal protection breeds. No?

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Re: where yo start

Ask your vet and/or any trainer you know for a recommendation.

There is always google but I go first to people I know in parralel businesses

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When I lived in Seattle I had a couple of friend that were involved with schutzhund.  They trained and competed their german shepards.  

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong and maybe this you already now this but it is not like you can just have a trained dog delivered read the manual and be good to go.

Would she be open to getting involved with a local schutzhund group?  If yes, maybe someone local has a "started dog" to sell and then she could train with the group for further help?

BP

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I don't know how much you want to spend, but one of my uncles had a Cane Corso- incredibly intimidating but incredibly expensive. Look them up. Another uncle has two Rotties named Shock and Awe.
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I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong and maybe this you already now this but it is not like you can just have a trained dog delivered read the manual and be good to go.

I think you are right on the money with that statement.  A co worker of mine has been involved in K9 for many, many years.  Several years ago he sold one of his dogs to a handicapped woman in town looking for a personal protection dog.  He spent many hours with the dog and new handler going before he would leave the dog full time.  I am sure liability is a HUGE issue.

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It all depends on how big of a dog she wants and how much liability she is willing to accept.

All it takes is the dog biting the wrong person or a kid.

Shepards are a good dog to look at along with bull mastifs stay away from all of the bad (fighting dog) breeds they are walking lawsuits.

Also remember that these dogs need constant training and plenty of daily exercise.

If she is looking for personal protection she is better of with a handgun

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If she is looking for personal protection she is better of with a handgun

I would also argue a normal German Shepard with obedience training would be enough protection for most people.

Even my shorthair and lab make people think twice before they get out of their car

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It all depends on how big of a dog she wants and how much liability she is willing to accept.

All it takes is the dog biting the wrong person or a kid.

Shepards are a good dog to look at along with bull mastifs stay away from all of the bad (fighting dog) breeds they are walking lawsuits.

Also remember that these dogs need constant training and plenty of daily exercise.

If she is looking for personal protection she is better of with a handgun

I agree. A handgun only goes off if you pull the trigger.

 German Shepards from a good breeder and well trained and socialized would be my next idea.

Or get a wirehair/drahthaar. That dog will hunt!   :D

Fighting dogs are too dangerous and ARE a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Best,

Quailguy

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I vote wirehair/drat, too. Or a chihuahua or a rat terrier, amazingly vocal, tough little dogs. Every springer I've ever met was a pussycat.
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........ Every springer I've ever met was a pussycat.

I am guessing you did not crowd or threaten their master.  And that makes what you have seen a good thing.

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