What’s the best kind of guard dog?

Dear Carolyn,

I read your story( http://www.truckersnews.com/risky-business-2/) about protecting yourself on the road and have decided to get a dog. My wife is all for it but we differ on the kind of dog to get. She wants a foo-foo prissy thing than she can cuddle up with and paint its toenails. I want a manly dog like a black Lab or a German Shepherd. We own our truck so that’s not an issue. What do you think? Is there a type of dog that makes a good guard dog? We cannot agree on this and have decided to go with what you suggest.

John

Dear John,

Ah, this is such an easy one, perfect to solve before I have my morning coffee. Get thee to the pound and adopt a mutt. That way you can mix in the foo-foo with the tough guy. Any dog is better than no dog. And I’m not just talking about protection here. I’m talking about companionship, love and devotion. (It’s not a coincidence that man’s best friend can’t speak!)  A yappy dog will deter the bad guy as well as a pit bull. Oh, and please send me a picture of your new best friend. With its toenails painted.

 I’m just say’n,

Carolyn


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