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    Maybe cause he's a puppy but he loves all people and wants to sniff all dogs. He's very playful and loves getting attention. I've never seen him be on guard.
    But, we live in an apartment building. If someone gets too close to our door, he barks like crazy. Of course if I open the door up, he'll run up the stranger shaking his butt, and hoping for attention. Our delivery guys finally realized he won't bite..lol


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    Interesting comments above.

    Men are different from women, in the sense that, i wanted a breed of dog that would protect her, and home when i wasn't there. She, on the other hand wanted this breed of dog.

    Granted he's only 1 year and 2 months old, but it gets to me to see him jumping up on every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

    I've had other breeds that at 1 year, they were already showing guarding / protective instincts, and the fact that this guy isn't showing anything at this point, is really starting to bother me, especially when I consider the amount his food is costing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nypanama View Post
    Interesting comments above.

    I've had other breeds that at 1 year, they were already showing guarding / protective instincts, and the fact that this guy isn't showing anything at this point, is really starting to bother me, especially when I consider the amount his food is costing me.
    I'm going to go out on the limb here, initially I wasn't even going to reply because I disagree whole heartly where you are at with your decision phase and your dog.

    I believe you made the wrong choice in breed, although any dog can be trained and made to be the best it can be "in your eyes" it takes work and not an age or certain day and they will do this, this, and that. Certain breeds are better at say 'guarding' than others and I never wanted any of those traits in my Bulldog. I know they have the mean ruff and gruff look to them, a deadly sounding bark etc but at heart they are the biggest, lovable, caring, affectionate dog you could want. Exactly what I wanted when I bought Kain.

    I get the sense you want a house guard dog that also eats cheap food from walmart. You defiantly have the wrong breed for this as well. I spend $90 a bad on FROMM food and will NEVER question that amount as I know it is what is best for HIM and vet bills due to me trying to save a dollar on food will far outweigh the cost of his food.

    Unfortunately when people make a purchase decision based on what they think and not what they know the dog is the one that suffers in the end. This is what I feel will evidently happen to the sweet lovable bully you have now. And that is said to think of.

    Do us all a favor and if you decide to find a cheap, house guard dog, that eats scraps. PLEASE consider a good, proper home for Hondo and let him have the life he deserves.

    Like I said I may be out of line and a mod can delete it but I haven't felt this way in a thread before. But had to give my .02 cents.

    Now if I'm completely mistaken and you love everything about your Bulldog, your desire is to feed him top quality food, have an insurance plan to back it up, love him and receive 10 times love in return, and are looking for advice on training him to be the dog you are looking for you both can have a POSITIVE future together, but at this point your dog will be feeding off your negative energy and there will be future threads of a stupid dog that can't learn anything etc etc.

    Good Luck, I regretfully am done commenting on this thread.

    P.S I made this tonight and thought I would also share here on some training. You will also notice the back door opens and he growls to tend to it, but that is not what we're teaching. That's what the alarm is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nypanama View Post
    Wow, 8 replies and not one of them is protective? My better half chose this breed, over what i wanted which was an American bulldog. I figured if I'm going to feed him, he should at least be able to guard the home.

    So remind me again, why am i buying all this dog food for this guy for?
    Because he's a member of your family , and because he will love you unconditionally and maybe if you or any member of your family was in danger he would save your life. Dogs like humans are unpredictable... Their are human beings that can see someone in danger and wouldn't do a thing about it, but there's others who have it in them and will help anyone... Also if someone wants to pet your dog what ever breed it may be make sure you don't let them because the dog might think they are friends.
    I would think good guard dogs would be a German shepperd, Rottweiler, boxer, Doberman, chows.

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    Ace is 7 months old and is still too young to expect much of a protective, aggressive attitude towards people. He is loving and wants to be friendly to all so far. Ace is an Olde English bulldogge and I have seen videos where they were "trained" as guard dogs and they can be quite formidable. Any dog from a maltese to a doberman can be trained to be aggressive and protective for their family towards strangers and some breeds have more of a guardian instinct than others, having been bred for those purposes for many generations and actually developed for those purposes. EB's and OEB's were not but as I said could be so trained and do have protective instincts as any dog will/would that loves its family. I didn't choose a bully breed for that purpose nor would I and I have had an AmStaff and an APBT and did not desire that from them either. A history of EB"s and pit bull's and their temperaments would have answered that sort of question. Perhaps you could consider purchasing a shotgun or pistol if you want home protection

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    Vince00, I want to thank you for your comment my friend, it was rather enlightening, and the dog circus video, even more so.

    I think many people tend to forget that the "domestic" dog has been around humans for about 34,000 years, and since that time, things have changed dramatically for the worse.


    No offense my friend, while your video of your bulldog doing twirly tricks might be cute to others, i myself know that dogs were meant to be worked. They thrive on this. I mean the bulldog itself was bred to bait bulls, and not meant to be doing tricks for food. This activity is no longer permissable, because it is considered in humane,, but that doesn't mean that the bulldog itself has lost that tenasity or desire. It just needs to be bred back in them.

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    Correct, if your willing to train the dog "will" perform. Case in point, just be careful what you ask for so the dog doesn't suffer.

    I'm gonna continue with the circus tricks though as its good enough for me and I'll let the alarm and police watch the house.

    Thx for understanding.

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    Thank you my friend.

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    Interesting thread! Bogey thinks the world is here to give him belly rubs! He loves people, dogs, cats, squirrels, and ESPECIALLY kids!
    He will bark if someone is at the door- he runs to the door like an attack dog, then as soon as whoever it is, even a complete stranger, is in, he is on his back for the belly rub!
    I had a VERY protective Akita- and although I knew no one would ever survive a trip thru my door unescorted, it made me way too uncomfortable. I vowed I would never have an aggressive dog again, and I didn't. She lived to be 12, but I was on constant guard with her, as her instinct was to protect ME! I have seen aggressive bulldogs too- rare, but they are out there. I am not sure why anyone would want to instill that in them. Yes they were used for bullbaiting, but over 200 years ago (it was outlawed in the 1800's) but I truly feel that good breeders have weeded out many of the aggressive tendencies. When I chose my pup, I spent a lot of time with the mom, who was just a sweet, lovable ball of fur, even around her litter. Dad was off premises, but I saw pics of him with kids, almost a smile on his face. That is why I chose from this litter. I was not looking for a protector, but a companion. I don't know what he would do if I were ever threatened. I hope I never find out. But I chose this breed for the good temperment and loyalty, and I jumped in with my eyes open to the health risks and need for GOOD dog food, no matter the cost. He pays me back with every lick and snuggle.
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