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370 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by emitchell

Which animal would you prefer to keep as a guard dog to protect yourself and your home: a Bullmastiff or a Doberman?

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17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:06:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
A Doberman is my choice. They are evil looking animals and good pets but only after they've been trained professionally.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:43:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
They are both so cute. How about both?
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:46:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dunno, I'd be worried that one would eventually turn on me and attack one of my children.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:51:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
We have a goofball of a hound/lab mix who has a ferocious bark. He's perfect, as he isn't physically capable or inclined to do as much damage as your typical "tough" dogs, but he sounds like he could. Given the choice, I'd take the Doberman. It's smaller, less slobbery, and better equipped for running/fetching, etc.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:54:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
My dog is a boxer/lab mix and he is pretty drooly. The slobber factor would make me choose the doberman as well.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 6:28:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mmmm.. mastiff... doberman's are too scary looking for me
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 6:50:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
doberman. my aunt has a doberman/rottwieler mix and he's names lucky, he's so goddamn cute, and wouldn't bite you if you shot him. however, he can, will, and does bark like hell when anyone goes into the house, even his owners. and they're damned fast.
17 yrs ago - Monday 6/2/03 - 12:50:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Personally I'd get a chawawa. They're great burgaler alarms! What's the point of having a dog when a gun is more effective?
17 yrs ago - Monday 6/2/03 - 12:54:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Dobermans are definitely cuter.
17 yrs ago - Monday 6/2/03 - 2:53:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have no idea what a Bullmastiff is, and Dobermans freak me out! How about a German shepherd?
17 yrs ago - Monday 6/2/03 - 9:53:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mastiff's, they're huge, smart, and loyal. dobermans are as well, but not near as big. The romans fought mastiff's against bears and lions, and the mastiff's usually won.
17 yrs ago - Monday 6/2/03 - 11:43:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Niether. I prefer Guinea pigs and budgies!
17 yrs ago - Monday 6/2/03 - 11:45:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bullmastiff or a Rottweiler. I want one if not both of those dogs when i'm older.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 6/3/03 - 12:12:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
seeing as how dobermans can turn on you... i would choose the other. but if i had my free choice it would be a rott, or a pitt.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 6/3/03 - 12:16:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dobies are my favorite doggies! :) I had one when I was very little. I'd love to have another doberman eventually.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 6/3/03 - 9:34:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Y'know, any dog can turn on you, and doberman's that haven't been docked and clipped actually look very normal, and not at all frightening. As for a guard dog, a german shephard wins hands down. Big, fast, and seriously intimidating. A German Shephard would whoop up both the dogs that are options.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 11:58:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
I like my chow better.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/24/03 - 12:15:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I totally and completely agree with mc80a. Those dogs are pussies compared to German Shepherds!!
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/8/03 - 6:45:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
My dog is part Doberman, part German Shephard, but he's harmless. He used to be kinda scary now he's just old and
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/3/03 - 8:59:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
The Mastiff...I love those dogs! Doberman's have a nasty rep, and mastiff's are a family dog. They are very proud of their family and if you don't mind the lick marks on the back door, they are a wonderful addition to any family.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/3/03 - 9:00:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
If I had more selection, I would go with the Ridgeback. THOSE things were bred to fight lions and can go 15 miles a day non stop!
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/23/03 - 9:15:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dober. Looks v. nice
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 6:14:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd rather have a pit bull
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 7:13:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO type of dog just randomly turns on people! yes, dogs do bite, but there are plenty of warning signs before this happens that people (especially dog owners) need to heed.

having said that, trained guard dogs should only be handled by professionals. there is too much chance for injury to innocent people otherwise.

and no animal should be kept just as a theft deterent. dogs are social animals and need to be included in a family "pack" to remain emotionally healthy. any breed of dog can act as a theft deterent, so adopt whichever breed fits your life the best, IF your life fits a dog.

i love all types of dogs, but i agree with nat. i'd rather have a pit bull. (in fact, i have two.)

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/18/03 - 10:31:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd go for the Bullmastiff from the two on offer, but given more choice it'd have to be a Great Dane. I've got two of them, and they're wonderful dogs.

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