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:
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