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    What breed??Suggestions for a family dog and guard dog??

    Hi there

    Just wanted to say a warm hello to you guys!! Bags of useful info on here.

    Has anyone got any suggestions for a breed of dog that would make a good family dog, but would also be a good watch/guard dog??

    I have been contemplating a rottweiler, but I have never owned a dog before, so think that this breed may be too much too handle without any experience. Further down the line this may be a possibility, but not straight away. ( Maybe I am being overcautious???)

    I have looked after a friend's staffie in the UK, and it was a fantastic natured dog, although probably not a great guard dog!! I have read that these breeds are hard to get hold of in Thailand.

    Has anybody any suggestions or advice????????

    Cheers

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    Don't get a rottie unless you are used to controlling dogs and also have the time to spend with it, a rottie has to have a boss, ie somebody in control of it, if it aint got that it will most likely kill or maim things, ie animals and children.

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    THESE MAKE GOOD FAMILY PETS,JUST FEED THEM SOM TAM ALL DAY,THEY LOVE IT

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    black labrador,great with kids ,if you get the right one they can be a good guard dog.

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    German shepherd mine is great with children, very social, loyal ,barks at the slightest noise. Couldnt imagine life without him, and all the worlds police forces cant be wrong.

    But I have put a lot of time and effort in to get this result if you cant put in the effort, get a good burgler alarm. A dog of this calibre takes time you cant get it of the peg.
    Good luck with your choice.
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    can you get Alsations in Thailand though ?
    just get 2 mongrel puppies , ones with nice big paws '
    you'll get good karma too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankao dreamer
    German shepherd mine is great with children, very social, loyal ,barks at the slightest noise. Couldnt imagine life without him, and all the worlds police forces cant be wrong.
    Rotties are better for police, only problem is trying to get the fat fuk over a fence or whatever, alsations will always win on that.

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    Staffies are no good as guard dogs - they're far too friendly with strangers. Get yourself a boxer. Wonderful with kids. They become part of the family and are quite aloof with strangers. If anyone tries to hurt you or yours a boxer will rip them to bits. They're a bit stubborn so you need to make sure they know you're the boss but they're not as bad as Rotties in this regard. DO NOT leave a boxer on his own for more than a couple of hours. They get bored and start eating your house.

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    We used to get the German shepards from the military and police that didn't quite make it, absolutely brilliant dogs and really well trained, but they had a slight problem and didn't quite make the grade, one bitch alsation could do everything, I mean you wanted her up on a roof she could do it, anything you could of think of she had done and could do, but she hated small animals, if it looked like a small dog she would kill it, small dogs to her could be rabbits or poodles, she didn't have a problem with big dogs, brilliant dog but needed a handler all the time.

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    Get a Thai Ridgeback,
    No soi dog will fuck with this



    Thai Ridgebacks make loyal, loving family pets. They are naturally protective of their home and family

    Thai Ridgeback - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    My ridgeback is a brilliamt guarddog. Barks at spiders.
    If you break in though, beware, it might lick you to death.

    Looks just like the picture, different paint job though.
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    Would love one of these to take me for a walk


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    Any dog, no matter what breed, as long as you have brought it up from a pup, is a good house dog. Dogs are, very very territorial, and will guard their domain very well.

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    My dog, "Snoopy", was a desert dog from Dubai. A half Pom and a half ??? But loyalty?? The best in the world. Cost a lot to bring her to Thailand, but I have no regrets whatsoever. She is part of my family, and loved just as much. Maybe more.!!!

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    Samoyed good as well.
    Same as my avatar.
    Disobedient, but a good guard.

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    I agree with the suggestions of a Labrador or German Shepherd but if you have limited space and need a dog that requires less maintenance then go for a Jack Russell.

    They are tremendous with children, know who is boss, but are incredibly fast and tenacious. The slightest hint of an intuder and you have an instant alarm whereas the intruder has nothing but hassle. Get a couple of them and any intruder is likely to thank you for catching him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Get a Thai Ridgeback,
    No soi dog will fuck with this



    Thai Ridgebacks make loyal, loving family pets. They are naturally protective of their home and family

    Thai Ridgeback - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Yep that would be a good choice for Siam. Smart dogs that don't shed.

    I also like Corgis, Blue Heelers, Border Collies. Herding dogs like these generally make excellent pets.

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    If I needed a guard dog here in Thailand,.it would be a Thai Ridgeback. I donít know what heís like with children but I do know families here in Thailand with them and they donít seem to be a problem with kids.

    Picture of a Ridgeback taken yesterday here at a dog show in Khon Kaen.





    I have a boxer back home and he is intimidating and I have never had any problems while he is at home/office/vehicle/large piece of property I visit. Good with kids also, if brought up right.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Border Collies are great, you only have them on the weekends.

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    I also like the Doberman great dogs and good guard dogs, the only thing you have to watch out for is the snakes I've seen a few dogs killed by snakes

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    Some more pictures from yesterdays show,….Thai Ridgebacks







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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed View Post
    I also like the Doberman great dogs and good guard dogs, the only thing you have to watch out for is the snakes I've seen a few dogs killed by snakes
    I know a guy who owned a massive St. Bernard here in Thailand. Beautiful dog. Then one day I saw him without the dog - a snake had got it.

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    Where does one find a good breeder of rotties, boxers, sheperds, mastiffs and the like?

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    Have a look at Thai Ridgebacks , they are very faithfull , clean & are good guard dog

    Have a look at a Tyhai ridgeback
    Quote Originally Posted by chorleygent View Post
    Hi there

    Just wanted to say a warm hello to you guys!! Bags of useful info on here.

    Has anyone got any suggestions for a breed of dog that would make a good family dog, but would also be a good watch/guard dog??

    I have been contemplating a rottweiler, but I have never owned a dog before, so think that this breed may be too much too handle without any experience. Further down the line this may be a possibility, but not straight away. ( Maybe I am being overcautious???)

    I have looked after a friend's staffie in the UK, and it was a fantastic natured dog, although probably not a great guard dog!! I have read that these breeds are hard to get hold of in Thailand.

    Has anybody any suggestions or advice????????

    Cheers

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    Go Thai style and get one of these bad boys..

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