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The most loving of dog owners are sadly misunderstanding their dogs needs, a dog needs someone to take charge and  make them feel safe or they will feel the need to do it for themselves.....

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The Best Watchdogs

Benjamin and Lynette Hart wrote a brilliant little book called The Perfect Puppy: How to Choose Your Dog by Its Behavior (1988). Unfortunately, the work is currently out of print.

The Harts interviewed 48 veterinarians and 48 obedience judges and asked each of them to rank-order 56 of the most popular dog breeds along 13 characteristics. Then, they compiled the results to make it possible to compare each of the 56 breeds, one to another, in some important ways. Fortunately, watchdog barking was one of the variables about which the Harts polled the experts. The term "watchdog barking" refers to the dog's tendency to bark at the things that you want a watchdog to bark at, like intruders and vandals. So we need to draw a distinction here between watchdog barking, which is a good thing up to a point, and inappropriate or excessive barking, which is definitely an undesirable trait.

It should be noted that, for all breeds, males and females make equally good watchdogs.

The Best Breeds for Watchdog Work -- Taken from The Perfect Puppy

#1 Rating: The poorest watchdogs
Located here at the top of the chart are the breeds
that are the least likely to bark at things
they should be barking at. As you work your way
down the chart, each successive group is that much better
at sounding the alarm at appropriate times.

Basset Hound
Norwegian Elkhound

#2 Rating 
Brittany Spaniel
Siberian Husky
Afghan Hound
Alaskan Malamute

#3 Rating 
Golden Retriever
German Shorthaired Pointer
Old English Sheepdog
Bichon Frise
Cocker Spaniel

#4 Rating 
Labrador Retriever
Great Dane
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

#5 Rating Middling Watchdog Barkers

Australian Shepherd
Chow Chow
Irish Setter

#6 Rating 
English Springer Spaniel

#7 Rating 
Lhasa Apso
Shetland Sheepdog
Welsh Corgi
Toy Poodle

#8 Rating 
Boston Terrier
Shih Tzu
Miniature Poodle
Silky Terrier
Fox Terrier

#9 Rating 
Yorkshire Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Airedale Terrier
Standard Poodle

#10 Rating: The best watchdogs

Located here at the bottom of the chart are
the breeds that are the most likely to sound
the alarm appropriately.

German Shepherd
Doberman Pinscher
Scottish Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Miniature Schnauzer

This pictures is of a wonderful dog called Max, he was a watch dog in a local fitters yard. Until somebody shot him for no apparent reason, as nothing was stolen. R.I.P. Max


Whether you are looking for advice about what type of dog you should get or even if you should get a dog. The best place to get a dog or maybe where you could get another dog from. You maybe just trying to understand the dog that you already have, which is really why Connors Legacy is here. This site offers  advice and ideas that would hopefully be what you require and are looking for. But if what you are looking for is not within these pages, please contact us with as much information about what help you might need, the problem you feel you are having with your dog or really anything you are looking for and we will do our best to get that information to you.


Dont Blame The Breeds, Blame The Act.

The Dangerous Dogs Act


And RIP to all the other 'Pit Bull Types' and the other so called dangerous dogs that this Dangerous Dogs Act caused the unecessary deaths of.


Domestic Dogs have been bred through the years to please humans. A dog would need to be trained that it was ok to bite another dog or human. Any other time, the domestic dog would bite through fear and would usually give a warning before doing so, like a growl or bark. Police and Security dogs need to be trained to act the way they do.


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