Monday, February 22, 2010

Guard Dog

If you do not have a dog capable of protecting you and your family then I would say you are not prepared.  Little dogs are nice for alerting you but a big dog can kill a man.  Big dogs also intimidate most of these thugs that would do you harm or try to burglarize your home.  I used to have some country crack heads (drug addicts) cut through my property to get to the other side of my neighborhood.  Ever since I got my dog, they don't cut through my property anymore!

If you do not have a dog I would recommend an Akita, German Shepherd or a Doberman. A pit bull would also be good.  We all know the reputation they have for killing people.  Personally I have an Akita.  They are known for their large size, their aggression, protectiveness and for their loyalty.  Akitas are very territorial and anyone or any animal that enters its territory will be attacked, even if they met the person before.  Everyone knows that if they come to my house they will need to call before they come.  No need to train Akitas to guard or even protect you because they will do this instinctively.  The only problem with Akitas is that they don't like the heat so when summertime comes my dog loves to be indoors in the air condition.

So if you want to Be Prepared you need to get a dog!

Live the Motto - Be Prepared!

Here are some photos of my Akita:



  1. AWWWWW! Probably not the response you were looking for, but there it is!

    Getting a dog has been a hot topic in our house lately, but I'm not sure I'm ready to commit. We had dogs before the kids were born...our best dog was a Labra-Dane; picture a Lab body on 3 ft long legs and that was old Boone. My husband wants another Great Dane, but I'm leaning more toward a hound; a fox hound, Scottish Deerhound. Or maybe an Akbash.

  2. Since my red/blue heeler is getting a bit long in the tooth, and getting stove up in her old age, we have been considering getting another dog, not so much as to replace her, for for another one to step up to the plate.

    In my research (I have a tendency to do that before committing myself)I find myself leaning towards the Akita. One question that I have for you, since the question has not been satisfactorily answered, how does the Akita respond/react to children? We have a BUNCH of grandchildren, and since they do not live close by, we only see them on occasion. How would one (or two) dog(s) respond/react to the little people visiting Grandpa and Grandma's homestead?

    And by the way, I thoroughly enjoy your blog.


  3. Bob, I glad you enjoy the blog. Can't believe it has already been a month since I started my blog.

    Although I do not have children, it is my understanding that in order for your Akita to be friendly to children that come to your house is to make sure they spend time with the Akita on a regular basis starting when its a puppy. Unfortunately, that may be hard to do if some of your grand kids only visit occasionally. What I've learn with my Akita is that if he is not on our property he loves meeting people and kids and there are never any issues. I have taken him to my mother's house and to petsmart and he has always been friendly to kids. But once he is on our property or in the house he becomes protective and guards the house. I believe an Akita can be trained to be friendly to your grandchildren who don't visit frequently but I think it will take time and require a lot of supervision when he is with the kids.

  4. My boy had two Akitas and they wouldn't even let close friends nears his children, great, great guard dogs fam!

  5. As the owner of an American Pit Bull Terrier and an advocate for the much misunderstood breed, I must take issue with your mentioning them as a "guard dog." The APBT should never be bred to be human aggressive and are, historically, a people loving dog. Unfortunately, all of the idiot back yard breeders and wanna be thugs/gangstas have done much damage to what was once considered the "nanny dog." Akitas, GSDs, and the like are bred to be protective and human aggressive, APBT's are not. Breed Specific Legislation has already caused many people to make the choice to either leave their home or have their pit bulls confiscated and euthanized, please do not add to the suffering of this great breed. The accounts of pit bull attacks in the news are often wrong in labeling any dog with a large head as an APBT, and the media do not report attacks by other breed, as that does not sell copy. In the cases where pit bulls do attack, it's most often a case of irresponsible owners or careless breeders.

    Check out for a start and also look at to check out what Hector, one of the dogs confiscated from that piece of shit Michael Vick, to see what the true nature of the APBT is.

  6. Brian, take it easy. Nobody is saying to train the dog to fight or kill. This blog is not about dogs, its about being prepared including if and when lawlessness abounds. I understand that pit bulls do not have the guard dog instinct but people are scared of them, whether its right or wrong, and that is why they could be good as guard dogs. Regarding Michael Vick, stop hating on him. He did his 2 years of jail time, which was ludicrous, and he is now doing more good for pit bulls than all the people who were trying to stop him from playing football and calling him a dog killer. I recommend that you watch his TV show which I believe is on BET. I wish the people who were calling Michael Vick a dog killer would use that energy against our murderous government officials and rally to get our country out of these unconstitutional wars.

  7. Actually, MV did NO jail time for torturing and electrocuting the dogs that he took part in killing. He plead guilty to funding a dog fighting ring to avoid that information from coming to light, but Diane Reynolds from badrap already had a nice post on her blog about what she saw at the crime scene. Vick did not actually recieve any form of punishment for cruelty to animals, which is the crime he should have been tried for. He is only doing what the HSUS tells him to do. He is sorry he got caught, not for torturing animals. When he had the opportunity to actually visit with some of the confiscated dogs from his kennel to see them doing therapy work, etc, rather than make him some money in the pit, he declined. An, for what it is worth, the HSUS recommended that all of the dogs be put down instead of rehabilitated. Funny that I've lost count of how many are now therapy dogs and how many have passed their Canine Good Citizens tests.

    If MV actually showed remorse instead of reading what the teleprompter told him to say so he could regain some sponsorships I'd cut him some slack, but he would do it again in a heartbeat if he could. As far as the torturing of the dogs...that's how most child abusers and or serial killers get their start.

  8. Dave, for what it's worth, I spend plenty of time fighting against the government. It's just that, being a long time fan of the breed, I tend to get pretty worked up about what is happening to these dogs. No offense meant to you and I didn't mean to hi-jack the thread.

  9. My dad had a pit bull. He ate cinder blocks. Just sayin.........