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Feck feeding another dog , just put up a couple of Isis flags .. got the police watching my house 24/7 now 👍

I married a Northern lass good with kids bit agressive around house & can cook. No one visits anymore. Atb

If you want a yard dog and something to guard your kennels i personally dont think you can beat a well bred bandog type.Naturally territorial,generally not dog aggressive if properly socialised,physic

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6 minutes ago, Criss86 said:

I do mate seen some good ones about over the years my brothers had two last one went this year. They had one chained up at the last scrappy I worked at. She was a top guard dog at night when the chain came off! They do suffer with hip dysplasia a lot tho so might b why there not used so much. My bitch is a rottie/boxer x pit and she's is a top guardian of people and property definitely think that's the rottie in her!

As a kid we had a rottie mix, from a pup he was a natural guard. If you came into the house for the first time he'd want to take you out, once he knew you were welcome in the house he was fine. The shopkeeper who had the rottie in the offie got his from working stock, no health problems was by his side every day for 10 years. In the long run it might be a good thing there not so popular these days.

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44 minutes ago, Aussie Whip said:

There's probably no better guard than a good Rotty they are sort of between the herding and mastiff types.Over here fads ruined them a lot.

Remember reading once about the differences in working styles between the german police GSD's and rotties. Apparently rotties were used to control cows on the move and if any got out of line there job was to put them back in their place. The police found while gsd's would see a threat from a distance and react, the rotties because of their history would be calm and react when the threat was at close quarters.

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The main thing I like about the two I have now is they can tell the difference between someone going about their job either in or outside the yard and shifty characters,even if they try to act friendly.I'll take my dogs actions as the best judge of character.It's something you can't train them to do,but a lot of dogs have it,more so the protective breeds.One of the main reasons I'm a dog fan.

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Mine can b a pain in the ass at time's if some new comes in me house with me she won't let them go anywhere watching like a hawk until she really knows them just in case they try anything. Don't get me wrong it's a good trait but it can b a bit intimidating for people especially the way she just stares! If she don't know you your not getting in the yard let alone the house and she don't fall for someone using food, had a mate who tried to get in to the yard to get his stuff out of me shed but she just tried to eat him instead 😅

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7 hours ago, Aussie Whip said:

The main thing I like about the two I have now is they can tell the difference between someone going about their job either in or outside the yard and shifty characters,even if they try to act friendly.I'll take my dogs actions as the best judge of character.It's something you can't train them to do,but a lot of dogs have it,more so the protective breeds.One of the main reasons I'm a dog fan.

I dont know if its this thread or a different one that i said the exact same thing about a proper traditionally bred bandog.They are excellent at working people and situations out and dont need to be acting over aggressive to everyone they meet all the time.A lot of people are surprised by how friendly my bandog is when invited into my home especially if they've seen her working.She wont even open her eyes or get up when certain people come through the front gate as she knows the footsteps or vehicle noises of regular visitors.Even people working at the home once she sees ive invited them in they can come and go to their vehicles with no threat.But if she reacts to somebody or makes it clear shes not happy about them I take notice no matter how friendly they are acting as shes never wrong.If someone has bad intentions they will give off vibes that a decent dog will pick up on no matter how they try to cover it.

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3 minutes ago, jackthelad said:

downsouth what kind of money do these bandogs go for?

 

Same is anything mate.There's enthusiasts that might produce a litter that will go to the right people for very little or no money and then there's breeders that charge up to a grand or more if they think they can get it.Also there are people producing what i call traditional bandog which with the correct upbring should behave how i said above and then there are people just producing big overly aggressive dogs and calling them bandogs without understanding how a bandog should behave.

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Id expect any guarding breed to react to aggressive behaviour though.I had pet dogs as a kid that would bite someone or at least kick off if someone was acting up.What im talking about is picking up on or spotting subtle behaviours or vibes that we wouldnt pick up on in somebody.In my village we have loads of eastern European farmworkers that we are always passing on our walks.If we come across any Poles or Russian/Ukrainian types she will just walk past and ignore them or occasionally go over for a fuss if they pay her a bit of attention.Now and again we'll be walking and she'll spot some in the distance and her whole body language will change.She'll stiffen up head raised and sometimes have a little growl and I'll have to call her over and lead her up.Now this might be from 500yds away but the closer we get the stronger her body language will get and shell try pacing herself between me and them and sure enough as we get closer they'll be the greasy looking shell suit and shoe wearing type of Eastern Europeans.I dont know what it is but shes picked up on something from all that distance away.

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23 minutes ago, downsouth said:

Id expect any guarding breed to react to aggressive behaviour though.I had pet dogs as a kid that would bite someone or at least kick off if someone was acting up.What im talking about is picking up on or spotting subtle behaviours or vibes that we wouldnt pick up on in somebody.In my village we have loads of eastern European farmworkers that we are always passing on our walks.If we come across any Poles or Russian/Ukrainian types she will just walk past and ignore them or occasionally go over for a fuss if they pay her a bit of attention.Now and again we'll be walking and she'll spot some in the distance and her whole body language will change.She'll stiffen up head raised and sometimes have a little growl and I'll have to call her over and lead her up.Now this might be from 500yds away but the closer we get the stronger her body language will get and shell try pacing herself between me and them and sure enough as we get closer they'll be the greasy looking shell suit and shoe wearing type of Eastern Europeans.I dont know what it is but shes picked up on something from all that distance away.

Interesting, most dogs here aren't too fond of our indigenous people.You can't call them racists,they can just smell,see trouble.I've never known them to be wrong.Yeah you do expect guarding dogs to dislike aggression but even the whippets,who love everyone become guardy when people act up.

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