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“Why Do We Need Guard Dogs?”

This question came into my website today. Let me differentiate, immediately, between guard dogs and attack dogs. No one should have an “attack” dog, ever. Guard dogs are trained to protect, not menace.

First, a personal story: We lived (until 2014) for twenty-five years in a small town in The Berkshires of Massachusetts. Our property consisted of eight acres, and …

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Should I Get an Attack Dog?

The answer to this complicated question is simple: not now, not ever.

An “attack dog” is an animal who, either through an accident of genetics or intentional (and sometimes unintentional) training, is on the offensive. This translates not to a sense of security for the owner, but to unpredictability and instability in the dog. In other words, a danger to …

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