Originally Posted by burningbright
Wow, didn't know you owned a Tosa.
Were you a long-time owner or just experimenting with the breed? Being a fan of large breed dogs (especially wolfhounds), I've always been curious about Tosas. Do they make good family dogs or are they more for home protection?
Actually, I am presently on my fifth Tosa. I have been very active in the breed. At various times I was vice-president and president of the breed club (which has subsequently folded), National Breed Coordinator for the United Kennel Club and editor of T.O.S.A. Times.
Tosas make excellent family dogs and are very good with children. Some are a bit shy and many are just too people-friendly to make really good natural guard dogs. Of the five I have owned, only one, Dempsey, had really good natural guard dog ability.