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Posted: 12/16/2016 5:39:54 PM EST
Any suggestions?
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Brazilian mastiff
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Mini Schnauzers.
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Chihuahua?
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Any mastiff! But they are stubborn dogs.
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Wiener dogs. Natural apex predators with keen senses and innate hunting instincts. Their alarms are loud and they require less volume of treats than a larger dog. No other breed has those characteristics in such a compact package. Plus they are snuggly.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 5:48:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 5:51:58 PM EST by Krashdog]
Look no further

Great Dane all day every day. Gentle and loving, but wary of strangers. Intimidating to everyone that has never owned one. Minimal grooming. Will always keep your bed warm. Has a bark that will wake up the whole block. Very fast despite their size. And an extremely powerful nose. As a bonus, they're rumored to ward off evil spirits. And you can have farting contests with them.

They hunt, and do a damn fine job as a working dog.

Anyone that you trust they will too. They're typically very gentle with kids and other dogs. While they love to stretch out and go their overall exercise requirements are minimal. They make great apartment or inside dogs where many great breeds do not.







Link Posted: 12/16/2016 5:51:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 5:53:02 PM EST by 7BoSoX7]
My great dane fits your description to a T. He listens & isn't destructive either. Does bark at just people passing but will definitely let you know if someone is around.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 5:51:27 PM EST
How much do great danes eat? Rough dollar cost per week, if you don't mind.
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Originally Posted By Seanquigley:
Chihuahua?
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Haha! This was my thought. They hate everything and everyone that isn't their master and will bark at anything that they hear outside your house.

Now, if you want a GUARD dog, not a watch dog, I'd go with something else.
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Originally Posted By Krashdog:
Look no further

Great Dane all day every day. Gentle and loving, but wary of strangers. Intimidating to everyone that doesn't know any better. Minimal grooming. Will always keep your bed warm. Has a bark that will wake up the whole block. Very fast despite their size. And an extremely powerful nose. As a bonus, they're rumored to ward off evil spirits. And you can have farting contests with them.

Anyone that you trust they will too. They're typically very gentle with kids and other dogs. While they love to stretch out and go their overall exercise requirements are minimal. They make great apartment or inside dogs where many great breeds do not.
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This 100 percent
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Originally Posted By MCSquared:
How much do great danes eat? Rough dollar cost per week, if you don't mind.
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A lot when they are young and growing, not much more than a lab when full grown.  They like to be chill and lay around but when shit kicks off they are on it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 5:53:47 PM EST
Not my pomeranian. He yaps, but not at anyone coming to the door.
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Originally Posted By MCSquared:
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Depends on what you feed them. I've always feed mine Purina Pro Plan. So @ 50 bucks a bag as a puppy was close to 150-200 bucks a month. But now @ 6 its maybe 100 a month
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Originally Posted By Masterbagger:
Wiener dogs. Natural apex predators with keen senses and innate hunting instincts. Their alarms are loud and they require less volume of treats than a larger dog. No other breed has those characteristics in such a compact package. Plus they are snuggly.
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What this guy said.
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Originally Posted By floridacop:
Mini Schnauzers.
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It is true that they don't need much exercise.

But ours & every other one I've known is worthless as a watch dog.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 5:56:43 PM EST
Rottweiler... after two years old all mine have been lazy as hell. A little active when young but not bad.
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Do they bark at Mexicans?

Chihuahua I mean
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We free fed Krash and he would go through the medium size bags I think 11 pounds or something in just over two weeks.

Danes are meant to be slim , showing the last two ribs is perfectly normal, if you can see bones in the tail they're too skinny. You're. It doing them any favors by letting them get fat so don't do it.

Bloat and hip problems in older dogs are common, but they are in pretty much any animal over 80lbs. Danes suffer from heart problems and are named the heartbreak breed for this reason. They are a natural breed though so oddball heath or mental problems are rare.

We lost Krash from gastro torsion not long ago. He was 6 years old.

It was devestating but those six years were very full. And I'd do it again in a minute.
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American Bulldog
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Originally Posted By Abrenneman:
Rottweiler... after two years old all mine have been lazy as hell. A little active when young but not bad.
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This. Loyal, loving, great around family and friends.
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Neopolitan mastiff if you don't mind a little drool.
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Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Not my pomeranian. He yaps, but not at anyone coming to the door.
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My wife's 2 do.

Fucking unfair that my hound that's an incredible dog is dying and her two fucking poms who shit, piss, bark at the slightest sound will probably outlive me... And I'm 32
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Great Pyrenees. The most gentle lazy oaf that will instinctively spring into action when he perceives a threat I've ever known.
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My wife's 2 do.

Fucking unfair that my hound that's an incredible dog is dying and her two fucking poms who shit, piss, bark at the slightest sound will probably outlive me... And I'm 32
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I'm sorry about your hound. My Simo is the best little dog in the world. Pees where he's supposed to, sleeps all night, sweet to babies who pull his fur, doesn't bark on airplanes. He just doesn't see anyone as a threat, everyone's a friend.


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Scottish terror. Best sentry dog, small, tactical black fur, always alert. Also just a super good dog.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:15:47 PM EST
Rottweilers are best; nothing against other breed suggestions.
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I agree , but a Pyrenees is at home outside. Preferably with other animals. They shine as pack gaurdians and will barrel into a pack of coyotes like a mofo. Very incredible farm dogs.

Ours always seemed sad indoors and would rather sleep with the cows. I hear they do great in pairs.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:19:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 6:20:21 PM EST by RayFromJersey]
define "exercise", let alone "excessive exercise"...

I walk my dog at least twice a day, and over a mile each time. On weekends we often go for hikes and play at the dog park. Still I feel that's sometimes not enough.

My brother... a walk around the block once a week is considered a lot of exercise.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:21:36 PM EST






Tosa Inu (Japanese mastiff)




Or:










Dosa Inu (Korean mastiff)



Big, Commanding Dogs that are good with kids, yet cause intruders to shit their drawers.
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My boxer was a decent guard dog. She was really mellow as well but ymmv. Some are hyper. 
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Mini Schnauzers.
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Another vote.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:26:57 PM EST
A terrier mutt.
My daughters barks at anything that comes near the area.
Loves the girls and other kids but will go after anything he deems a threat.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:27:14 PM EST
JRTs. And they make great drinking buddies.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:27:34 PM EST
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Another vote for the Rottie! I'm on my third.  They need some training early because they are big, strong dogs but they are perfectly happy being lazy!



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I have to lol at all the people recomending large dogs when op asked for a watch dog that doesnt require much exercise.

Of course i'd ask if op really wants a watch dog or a guard dog.

The tibetan mastiff cracked me up the most. They were not ever watch dogs. They were paired with shih tzus. The little dogs were the watch dogs hence the yappy temperment if they started going off, the mastiff was the muscle.

The weener dag kinda cracked me up too, we have a dachshund mix and he is a great dog but probably the worst watch dag ever. He only barks in his sleep. It's a breed ment to hunt little burrowing things. They are good at being stealthy, digging and killing the fuck out of ferocious little furry things.

What will the dag be watching? Do you want them to use force or just alert you?
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Haha! This was my thought. They hate everything and everyone that isn't their master and will bark at anything that they hear outside your house.

Now, if you want a GUARD dog, not a watch dog, I'd go with something else.
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This.
My chi's giant ears are like Doppler radar. They detect everything.
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Originally Posted By Masterbagger:
Wiener dogs. Natural apex predators with keen senses and innate hunting instincts. Their alarms are loud and they require less volume of treats than a larger dog. No other breed has those characteristics in such a compact package. Plus they are snuggly.
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Yeah but they only bite when the threat is leaving.
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What this guy said.
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Originally Posted By Masterbagger:
Wiener dogs. Natural apex predators with keen senses and innate hunting instincts. Their alarms are loud and they require less volume of treats than a larger dog. No other breed has those characteristics in such a compact package. Plus they are snuggly.




What this guy said.


For a watch dog that is also a great companion wiener dogs are perfect. The one I used to live with was 9 pounds of stranger danger.

And he was so lazy that he was the last one in the house to get out bed every morning
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:35:14 PM EST
Plenty of little dogs to fill the bill if all you want is to be alerted to strangers around your house. If you want an intelligent dog that's not overly active, a great companion, and an intimidating protector, I'd recommend a rottweiler. I've had a number of protection breeds over the years and my rottweiler is my favorite of all of them.
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I agree , but a Pyrenees is at home outside. Preferably with other animals. They shine as pack gaurdians and will barrel into a pack of coyotes like a mofo. Very incredible farm dogs.

Ours always seemed sad indoors and would rather sleep with the cows. I hear they do great in pairs.
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Originally Posted By dj1975232:
Great Pyrenees. The most gentle lazy oaf that will instinctively spring into action when he perceives a threat I've ever known.


I agree , but a Pyrenees is at home outside. Preferably with other animals. They shine as pack gaurdians and will barrel into a pack of coyotes like a mofo. Very incredible farm dogs.

Ours always seemed sad indoors and would rather sleep with the cows. I hear they do great in pairs.


I have 3 Great Pyrenees they love being inside. They take turns guarding the house, each has their own area and time they watch. They understand the difference between smaller weaker animals and those that are a threat.
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:48:01 PM EST
Get an Akita.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 6:53:47 PM EST
When I hear the word "watch dog" I always wonder if the people saying this mean really an alarm dog that basically let's you know when someone is around or things are amiss.
That's my own definition of "watch dog".
In that case practically any small breed will get that job done with just the slightest temperament testing to make sure the dog will alert.
On the other hand a security dog too me means a dog ready for a fight if it's necessary to protect home or owner.
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Wiener's are little bastards that think they are at the top of the food chain. The long hairs have a more even temperament in my experience. Wiener's friggin rock !
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:11:30 PM EST
a good watch dog can be a 15lb Dachshund.
a good protection dog can be a 70lb Maligator.

what you need or want is somewhere in between.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:12:28 PM EST
If you don't want a dog to take care of call ADT.
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Neighbors across the road have two Pyrenees they're about two years old. 

He was telling me he got the dogs as livestock protectors, he has twenty Buff Orphingtons (Chickens)  a few of his birds got out and the dogs promptly ate them.

They do make good watch dogs though, the damn things never shut up.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:06:11 PM EST
I love my dobermans. but not them... the haven't stopped moving since I got them at 5 weeks old, except to shit and eat...

they are FAST and POWERFUL, smart too. during the day they're pretty docile, once the gate is locked anything that comes near the fence is met with a loud bark. great dogs but lots of energy and require lots of exercise.
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Big poop

Little poop

Trust me, go with the Wiener size dog.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:35:28 PM EST
Mastiffs are the dog you seek.

Here are mine, in their natural state.




And again: (Zeus is a little older here)





And right now, they're laying next to my chair, both snoring.
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