I would love to hear where you got this information about pit bulls being territorial perhaps against other animals or dogs but never to people? Have you seen when yards get raided by animal control? the dogs are taken off their chains and picked up like chihuahuas into the animal control vehicles lol Now try the same approach to a Malinois or a Rottie ... LolEveryone seems to be very critical on this site. I am not a bad dog owner otherwise I would not be here doing research and bringing her up correctly and training her from a young age.
Agreed they love humans but they are also are territorial about their home and a great deterant to people that do not know the breed, I know a few other pit-bull owners that have told me this and I have seen it 1st hand.
Yes rotties and German shepherds are great guard dogs but I prefer smaller dog and as I had said before we lv pitbulls and she is not ONLY a guard dog but part of our family.
Most people here have guard dogs, ranging from poodles to what ever, they are chosen as a house hold member not only a guard dog as at the end of the day if someone wants to break in, they will find a way. People poison dogs here just to break in and if that does not work, they will find another way, its all about opportunity of chance and any dog is less of an opportunity for them to break into a house.
1. You can't train genetics, you will face DA eventually no matter how much training you do with her. Especially if she is APBT and not AST, SBT, AmBully, etc.Our puppy is already been socialized everyday and is going to puppy classes to avoid DA, its the last thing I want. We got a female specifically to get along better with our male Jack Russel.
Owners that are personal friends and the owner that sold us her told us that when they are not at home their dogs are territorial and have been great at protecting them when someone has tried to break in when they were at home.
When I say guard dog, i dont mean she will sleep outside or go to any length protect our house from been broken into, or that she will be tied to a pole outside. I mean a guard dog that will bark at someone trying to climb over the wall and protect us when someone breaks in and we are at home.