posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 10:16 AM
One big problem that I see is any dog that would be good for survival would probably not make the best house pet, and vice versa. After you train your
dog to kill and eat animals, I don't know how comfortable you'd be putting it around your kids. And house dogs probably wouldn't be of much use in
a survival situation, except that a dog may intimidate someone (although not so much if they're holding a gun anyway.) I suppose a hunting dog would
be the best of both worlds.
On one hand they are just another mouth to feed, but they are also quite a large food source themselves. I am fairly sure I would be willing to eat a
dog in a survival situation, but I'm not sure how many others feel about that. I guess you could feed them food scraps, although I'm not sure if
such a thing exists in survival situations either. If they're starving, you are probably starving as well. You only really need to keep them alive to
the point you are willing to kill "man's best friend", your family pet, and eat it. That could be somewhat emotional.
For intimidation/personal defense, survival, and hunting purposes, I think I would go with a Rottweiler. I don't know if I'd want a dog with
aggressive tendencies for a pet day-to-day though.