What temperament traits are necessary for a dog to be "naturally protective"?

Rescue Member -- I have no idea where your answer came from. It doesn't even answer my question. Where in my question, did I make any mention of MY dog? Instead of going off on a tangent to a question I ask, if you would like to address an issue, ask your own question. Graciegirl - your answer was nothing short of frightening. That is not protection. What I see when I read that, is a fearful dog. That means, its a DANGEROUS dog.

Asked By: Ava - 9/19/2008
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Great question.... First of all, the phrase "natutally protective" is a phrase that does not really make sense and in my opinion should not exist. A dog that has the ability to "become" protective, provided that he came out of a correctly bred pair of dogs and that he was raised properly and has received the right... More
Answered By: Greek God - 9/19/2008
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Naturally protective of whom?...itself or possessions/owners?
Answered By: W. - 9/19/2008
A necessary temperament would be if it is a mother protecting there puppies.
Answered By: tootie2 - 9/19/2008
Most dogs are naturally watchful, but most dogs aren't naturally protective. Most dogs will hide under the bed unless they are trained to be protective.. They will look and act the part, but if it came down to actual protection, they'll leave you in their dust.
Answered By: DP - 9/19/2008
They must be territorial.
Answered By: GreyhoundAdopter - 9/19/2008
I did a couple of Yahoo searches & come up with a few sites that will answer your question... More
Answered By: bluebonnetgranny - 9/19/2008
Barks at strangers and bad people like thieves edit: hey why 4 thumbs down.?..did i say something bad?
Answered By: Denise H - 9/19/2008
I know people find it flattering that their dogs are "protective" of them, but it usually gets the dog euthanized if it goes too far... More
Answered By: rescue member - 9/19/2008
i have a pit that has always been the sweetest thing. she'd welcome everyone at the door. that was until my ex husband moved out and now i'm alone. this sweetheart that has always welcomed people has started being VERY protective. i had a plumber come to the house. met him at the garage door cuz i couldn't hold back... More
Answered By: Graciegirl-Defending the Breed - 9/19/2008
I think they need a "driven" personality - prey and defense drive, courage and a "fighting" drive, willingness to protect owner, and unshakable confidence... More
Answered By: chocolate_frenzie - 9/19/2008
Hmmm... Temperament traits in a "naturally protective" dogs... A naturally protective dog would have to be (in my mind): Brave Bold Loyal Self Confident Strong Willed Intelligent Unflappable Alert and last but not least: a bit Aggressive
Answered By: Ingrid H - 9/19/2008
Natural protection? Well what sort of protection are we talkin about here? Simple guarding or active involved protection... More
Answered By: Prya's Riot - 9/19/2008
when you say naturally protective that is already an inborn instinct of a dog to protect its owner when it senses danger. of course initiate traits that could make your dog feel blessed and grateful about you. show him love and care. . just like humans, the more you show love and care to other people, man or woman... More
Answered By: chad - 9/21/2008
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