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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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For domestic violence victims it is a reasonable choice, IMO. Especially in cases where the legal system has failed them, as it so often does. Personally, I find value in having a deterrent/sport dog because I am a small woman more vulnerable to crimes of opportunity that frequently travels alone cross country. Sleeping in my car in cities like atlanta, gary, etc. gets dicey, and I work as a dog trainer so the upkeep is more readily accessible. I am sure there are plenty of reasons, but it is certainly a lifestyle change and responsibility you need to be up to.
 

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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.
Hello sir,ill get straight to the point ...
anyone who sells you a dog for 50-100k for a ppd role is either a great salesman or a scammer,sometimes both....only a fully trained MPC fit for non conventional deployments is worth 100k..For a protection dog that the average civilian needs the industry standard is 15-20k.
Pros of PPD:
1.Less then lethal uof-depending on youre local laws,its much easier to win a trial and to claim self defense when the aggressor is not deceased already...
2.deterrent-from youre local low tier criminals and desperate substance addicts...they all fear a confident dog unless theyre highly intoxicated at the moment
3.scouting ability to detect danger and pick up sounds faster then a human will ever do usually
4.can be deployed anywhere and in the meanwhile you have valuable seconds to deploy youre weapon if you got one on you or you can run towards aggressor knowing now that its full attention is on the dog and on you...so increased survival odds...
Cons of PPD:
1.Need to acquire the skillset&knowledge of how to train and handle one...lots of hours put into it and it never ends
2.Hard to find a dog who meets the criteria and can do the job to the standard (minimum standard being the dog will engage and take some pressure for some seconds)
3.Its a living breathing animal and it needs more attention...not a firearm you clean regularly and shoot a few times a week.
4.High cost to provide a standard diet,vet bills and insurance...

So in conclusion a ppd is just like any other weapon it has its pros and cons,it has its effective use in certain contexts etc..
 
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