I think you should start by getting a discussion going with Lee Robinson. He is one of the best and most knowledgeable bandogger out there. You can find him at http://www.americanbandog.com/ But he is in Mississippi not Cali.
You will probably find some people who are not happy with Lee
I agree that every dog will not make a good protection dog even breeds that are supposed to be protection breeds. I differ on the opinion that the breeder should know the difference in pet quality and guard dog quality.
Pet quality is a dog that has too many faults or disqualifying faults. This is related to conformation and a dog that is too shy. A dog that is pet quality can also be a great protection dog.
Any time you get a pup you are taking a gamble. There's no fool proof method
She is 50% American Bulldog, 25% Catahoula, 25% Black Mouth Cur. I did only 2 sessions with her and she did good in defense. That said, due to her weak nerves, I did not want to pursue too much training with the fear that she will develop to much defense based on fear. Right now, she displays aggression towards weird acting homeless or people that just act strange, but I am pretty sure she would not engage.
Just to tell you how unpredictable she is. Two weeks ago at my in-laws house in the Pal
Sorry to hear that you didn't get the pup with a temperament that you desired and expected. Not every breed nor every dog will be a guardian. However, it is expected of certain breeds.
What breed of dog is this dog? Have you ever done any type of bite work with the dog with a qualified trainer?
When I first moved to the US from Europe, about a year after I got here somebody gave me a 9 weeks old puppy they found on the street. I learned later that the mother was a Chow Chow and the father a Pit. This dog went through all the struggles and obstacles I encountered over the years and I can say that I would not have made it without him. He was extremely healthy, and had nerves of steel. He also had one mission in life, to protect me!! He lived a great life and remained healthy until he died at
I am fairly confident that my puppy will become a good guard dog in time. Whether she will become very alert or not; will have to wait and see. The breeder is intentionally breeding milder CAOs. The breeder might have had bad experience with the dogs she bred in the past as they were true full on CAOs with hot temperament. Tzar's father was bred by this breeder. For us, Tzar had the perfect temperament. The breeder also decided to go for a smaller/leaner CAO variant. Maybe to get rid of the bloat issue;
I dont think you did anything wrong. You want another respond but were disappointed.
I owned gsd in the passed and one of them was very submissive. When poeple approched he pied and lay on his back. In the fallowing months that changed thank god. He didnt lay doen anymore but wasnt protective at all.
When he became 1.5 years old he became the most steady dog i ever owned. Only protective when things were wrong. Very dominant but not agressive, pure bodylanguage. Very pleasant dog. Ofcour
Hello, it's been about 5 years since I have been on this forum. I love Bandogs and I will be looking to purchase one in the future. My preference would be a female of about 90 lbs and 25 inches at the shoulder. Does anyone knows of a reputable breeder in California? Thank you.
Hey there, I am located in Los Angeles and I have been looking for a serious and knowledgeable Bandog breeder for a while. I am not into the over-sized Bandog types that are ever so popular, I prefer medium/big with great movement and stamina. Your dog's structure looks good in the picture! Let me know if you know of an experienced breeder please. I will be looking into getting a female with solid nerves, great confidence, sound structure and healthy! hope to be in the range of 85-95 lbs and 24-26 i
Large breed dogs can cause a lot of damage. They can also prevent loss of livestock and personal property.
A confidant dog can and will protect and or warn people who are crossing the line. Every dog especially dogs that has a guardian temperament will develop a radius. This will determine in the dogs mind what us too close for their comfort. If a stranger comes within that radius the dog will respond. We don't know what that radius is. It's generally more than our fence line.
This is what the breeder who introduced the breed in Australia told me about the previous stud she had and what she is now breeding: "With him i was constantly scared for peoples safety as he could do a lot of damage. With these dogs i am a bit more relaxed".
I think that a confident dog will not cause harm out of nothing, and will not be confrontational unless there is a need, because of the confidence the dog won't be scared and will have nothing to prove. Of course, these are only thought based
Here's my fear. The breeders in your area because of the culture and fears may breed towards having dogs with less guarding instincts. In order to have a dog with the correct temperament you may need to seek elsewhere to get it.
Unfortunately, importing a puppy from overseas is not a very simple process in Australia (http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs).
I don't believe that you did anything wrong by putting your pup through this test. I believe that the breeder is not breeding with the breed standard in mind. That breeder is breeding towards their own ideas odds what they want for the breed. This could be a change in temperament and size. This may have everything to do with political correctness of the culture in your country.
It is possibœle that the dog is slower to mature and will still make a great guardian. However, if it doesn't do not
Thank-you Jessica; as I mentioned - "I believe that my puppy will become a good guard dog in time; my wife also wouldn’t let her go; however my puppy’s submissiveness might make her more dangerous, if she ever needs to defend as a result of her lesser level of confidence; unlike Tzar who used the absolute minimum level of force when he had to defend in a couple of unfortunate occasions; Tzar had mega confidence as compared to my 8 mo
You maybe surprised by her when she fully matures. Sometimes while growing they can go through fear periods. I have seen pups that I would of culled due to seeming to be weak turn into decent guard dogs, I hope that for you!!
Hi; there are 2 breeders mentioned in my post; one is a hobby breeder whom I believe to have had only one litter in the past; and another breeder who has been breeding for over 20 years. There are 5 CAO breeders in Australia; they are all in the east. I purchased my puppy from the breeder who has been breeding for over 20 years; I am located in the west; so I didn't get to meet the parents of my puppy; the breeder sent me photos of the puppies; I had a phone chat with the breeder and selected one of the
I was a bit confused reading your original post... Has this breeder only had one litter, or been breeding for 20 years? Also, did you meet the parent prior to purchasing, what were they like? Also, how was the pup between 8-16 weeks...Personality wise?
I enjoyed reading your article dated March 21, 2017.
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