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I can't get the concept of buying a $50,000 to $100,000 protection dog I can understand a dog alerting you when someone comes to the door or an estate guardian dog If you have a mansion or a house with a lot of land or a person that lives in a country that does not allow the use of firearms for self-defense. But if you live in the United States why not just buy a gun Glocks are like $500 to $600 and ARs are like $500 to $800. I just don't get the concept the dogs are expensive just to buy. Then you have to continue their training which is also expensive you have to take them to the vet which is expensive buy their food and toys which an ongoing cost and then the dog can't work and protect you forever he will eventually get old to the point where he can't do his job anymore and then you cant the dog everywhere you go like the grocery store, the movies, or the bank.
 

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I would have a hard time justifying those prices too, but if you have that kind of money and looking to spend it, I can think of a lot worse ways.
A good P.P dog should be able to go anywhere other dogs can go. If you are going to have a dog anyway, and see the need for P.P, then why not?
Mine cost me no more than any other dog in time or money.
I do live on a sizable acreage, as do many in the U.S so not so different.
I have guns. They don't go with me most places.
They don't go walking with the kids to keep then from getting lost or from a run in with a wild pig, snake or goanna,. Lead them home if they get turned around.
My guns don't wake me in the night when there is activity that shouldn't be, or be an extra pair of eyes and ears to watch my back when my focus is else where. Not just for people, but the 6ft buck 'roo or snake in the yard at night, the fox in the hen house. I don't need to load them or look for them when needed, they are there.
it doesn't intimidate most people when I walk around a party here with my dog(s)

I keep them because I like to have big dogs, and these guys are so much more useful than guns or most other dogs
.I don't have to carry them.
Thats just my reasons tho'. They are getting very near impossible to source, so if I had that kind of money to throw around I might just do it.
 

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to me an estate guardian like a mastiff-type breed makes a lot more sense than a P.P dog because you can bring the dog everywhere you go except at the park walking downtown pet stores etc. places like the movie theater, grocery store, etc you can't bring your dog with you unless Its a service dog but if you are in America you can bring your gun with inn places where dogs can go.
 
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