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While affectionate with his family and quiet and tolerant in general, if there is something to guard or protect, the Great Pyrenees can become quite territorial. Because they were bred to work independently and make decisions on their own,
Originally posted by eeks4
If your getting your dog from the animal shelter then it has to be what you feel in your heart,the connection you and the dog have together..Ask the person about the dogs habits and personalty..Other wise from what im hearing is that you want a dog you can h ave fun with,that will protect you,be calm,but lots of fun,not to big and not to small...That will totally protect you..Well ok..Do not get a chow..Number 1....Golden retrievers are great dogs,mine protected me more then once,Doberman pinchers are great as well,and German shepherds are great to..All very trainable..Great watch dogs and lots of fun...The golden and the lab can be quite noisy though..they bark alot and i really dont know about the Shepard barking..all 3 are your best dogs to get..That would be my choice...If you get a doberman as a pup,please clip the ears..They look better like....