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    IMO show line BC would work well for you. But remember, your position as pack leader is to protect your dog, not the other way around. No dog should ever attack unbidden, unless home alone. If you want a dog to bark, growl or lunge at people it is downright dangerous to have a dog that makes this decision on it's own.

    If you want a dog for a family protection or protection reason, pay the money to do the training with your dog (don't send your dog away to be trained) and make sure that you FULLY understand the laws and ramifications of your dog biting anyone. There is a lot involved.

    On a side note, how many people have 'Beware of the dog sign' or similar? Did you know that by having that sign you are liable automatically if someone goes into your yard without permission and gets bitten? Sorry for going OT

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    I dont want a dog to attack, I just want something that will bark and growl if needed. Y'know, to deter intruders.

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    I havent read the thread but if you dont mind doing a half hour brush everyday you sound perfect for an Old English Sheepdog.

    Easy to train, enjoy obedience, dont need a lot of excercise and were originally breed to be a "Watch dog" and look after sheep and protect them from foxes.

    They dont have an aggressive bone in there body but will protect you....when needed. Oh and they have a really loud bark! which deters intruders however they are quiet any other time and most people dont even know you own a dog lol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_Sheepdog
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    IMO show line BC would work well for you. But remember, your position as pack leader is to protect your dog, not the other way around. No dog should ever attack unbidden, unless home alone. If you want a dog to bark, growl or lunge at people it is downright dangerous to have a dog that makes this decision on it's own.

    If you want a dog for a family protection or protection reason, pay the money to do the training with your dog (don't send your dog away to be trained) and make sure that you FULLY understand the laws and ramifications of your dog biting anyone. There is a lot involved.

    On a side note, how many people have 'Beware of the dog sign' or similar? Did you know that by having that sign you are liable automatically if someone goes into your yard without permission and gets bitten? Sorry for going OT

    really? wow...that sucks.

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    so if you have a sign, and someone comes in and gets bitten, its YOUR fault? shouldnt it be their fault for ignoring the dog?

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    JTDNTB, I will consider it. after all, I definately dont mind grooming. But it would have its coat short ish. and of course, i will have to ask mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    so if you have a sign, and someone comes in and gets bitten, its YOUR fault? shouldnt it be their fault for ignoring the dog?
    No, even if they have broken into your yard by having that sign you are admitting that your dog may be dangerous. If it bites the person breaking in, even though they are doing something illegal you can be sued for it. It's not so much your fault, it's more because you have admitted - by having beware or dangerous dog etc - that your dog is a danger to people that you can be sued for it. Even people who are walking along the street and get bitten by your dog can sue you for damages.

    Having "Dog/s On Premises" "Dog/s Loose On Premises" etc closes that window - you haven't said that your dogs are dangerous but you're still telling people they are there. Does that make sense?

    ETA: I'm no expert on the breed, but wouldn't an OES have difficulty with agility? Or am I very confused ?

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    There is an OES going around Sydney he is titled both in the breed and obedience ring.

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    lol No go on the OES. Mum thinkss its coat would too hard to manage with the paralysis ticks, and i have to agree with her. She has said I am allowed a standard poodle though. hmmm...

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    We live in an area with ticks and yes no more long coats for me, it's too worrying.

    Gemma went down with paralysis tick a couple of years ago, despite preventative measures being taken and daily searches, it was just the sheer volume of ticks she was getting.

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