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Re: [RC] what is the best dog to guard horses? - Zephyr Arabians

--- "Gabi (Ra'anana Farm)" <gabi@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What is the best farm dog to guard horses against
thieves at night, but
friendly or at least not agressive to visitors,
(many children) during the day.

Any properly socialized large dog, pure or mutt. :) 
There are quite a few breeds bred specifically to be
livestock guardians (http://www.lgd.org/).  Most of
the mastiff breeds would also be good, including
Rotties and several rare breeds (non-AKC:
http://www.rarebreed.com/).  It basically comes down
to personal tastes as lots of breeds would fill the

Socialization is key, however, to a guard dog that
does it's job because it wants to, but is also social
with family and friends.


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[RC] what is the best dog to gueard horses?, Gabi (Ra'anana Farm)