reply to post by darrman
Yep, I had 2 of them male and female reds both fixed.
They passed due to age, both were rescue dogs.
one off the street the other was resued from my wifes nephew.
Daschunds are an excellent early warning system and have more heart and guts than most dogs.
Tenacious as hell.
Now more toward the OP
I inherited my uncles Chinese Sharpei when he passed.
She is a black, long hair.
I call her my old girl, her time is almost come as she is abit slower to move and grumpy.
Although her tail does still wiggle when she manages to hear or see me, she's mostly blind and deaf.
Then we got the 2 in the avatar, boy on right girl on left.
He is a sharpei / pit and I got him for a few hours of plumbing work.
And then paid a fortune due to his being clumsy at a young age!
I'll just say his foots are worth a fortune!
yes I call them foots, doggiespeak for paws.
She is a pit rescue, bred to kill and even is mill tattooed with a number.
You would never know, due to her happy attitude.
She has no scarring as she was rescued at a young age, probably just got the intro to fighting.
She was confinscated and moved across country and found her way to us.
She is a lil skittish but you can tell she is happy.
My dogs do not fight other than play fighting, to show Daddy that they are strong doggies.
They are constantly wrestling or running somewhere barking at the fringes of the yard.
Alot of Oaks and squirrels scheming on how to break into our fortress (dogspeak for yard).
They are both Momma's doggies but they know Dad is the one who cares for them.
Anyway what I think I'm saying is yoou can find a rescue and still get an awesome dog too.
In my opinion all dogs are great dogs, no bad breeds, just bad humans.
Take care of a dog and love it and it would gladly bleed for you if need be.
I have had other breeds and they were great too, I'm just giving the rundown for the past couple of decades.
So for "protection" I'd reccomend Sharpei or pit