There’s no doubt about it, I love my dogs!
Dogs are important to lots of other families as well. People seem to have dogs for varying reasons. When asked, many say that their dogs are there to protect them. Some breeds of dogs are more apt to physically protect their families while others are more prone to bark and alert their owners.
The difference is this: guard dogs will physically protect their families and homes while watch dogs sound the alarm when something is amiss. Check out Five of The Best Watch Dogs | The Real Owner to see some of the top watch dog breeds.
My dogs are very protective of our family. Although they are very sweet and friendly animals, their main purpose is for companionship and protection. We have three dogs and my neighbor has three as well.
We have a yellow lab and two German shepherd lab mixes. My neighbor has a great dane, a border collie, and a pit bull rottweiler mix. That means if you come down our driveway you could be met by six large dogs…so you better have good intentions! 😉
Do you love big or little dogs? What kind of dog do you have?
- Don’t Worry, My Dog is Friendly – Giving Other Dogs and Owners Their Space (iowadogtrust.wordpress.com)
- Are dogs helpful to people (wiki.answers.com)
- Border Collies vs Labrador Retrievers (my compare and contrast essay) (ldysnow.com)