- E. H. AmosLv 76 months ago
The problems is there are two types of dogs: alarm barkers and true guard dogs, but very few novice owners can HANDLE a real protective guard dog breed (and many insurance companies or rental policies won't LET YOU) own one and still cover you. And unless you buy one who is already trained for about TEN THOUSAND dollars (you can never know for sure - as you pick out a puppy) whether it will turn out as hoped for (eventually) Unless you plan to get into Schutzhund training..... yourself and buy from such lines.
You can GOOGLE guard dogs breeds. Then, decide if they fall into the category of a short or minimal (virtually non-shedding) coat. But you might want to look into breeds that will simply be "alarm barkers" listed nicely along with 16 other breed characteristics in The Right Breed For You" by Daniel Tortora, PH.D. and INVEST (instead) into a good wireless burglar alarm system (like Simpli-Safe).
- VerulamLv 76 months ago
Most dogs who have fur, will shed at various points in a year - mainly Spring when they shed their extra Winter growth. Poodles and Schnauzers tend to shed less? As for a guard dog - any dog who hears, or sees a stranger around will bark which should put off any random intruder. However anybody set on breaking in will, disposing of the dog first.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Chihuahua. When somebody breaks in you throw the dog at the person.
Thus, you are protected.