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lefty's random dog thread.


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^There are many better choices than a Tosa if a guard dog is wanted. Human aggression is discouraged in the breed. Of the five I owned, only one had good natural guard/protection dog instincts: If someone broke into our house, Zuma would have barked furiously and backed up; My two girls, Jessie and Tessa, and my black boy Cyrus would probably have thought, "Oh, is this a new friend?" and wagged their tails. Dempsey would have been a different matter. I am inclined to think our male Golden Retriever would be more aggressive than any of the Tosas if someone tried to break in. He's a tough little bastard! However, Tosas make excellent "scarecrow" dogs, and there's much to be said for that. Interesting that pigs are increasing your part of the Vaderlant. I have the sense that the true, pure Eurasian wild swine are much larger and more formidable than the ferals that are increasing over much of the USA.
Regarding the swine, I don’t know whether they are larger. They go up to approx 150kg here, and sometimes close to double that if you go east towards Rumania. From what I’ve seen on videos the feral pigs in say Texas can become quite large. Dangerous the wild boar are, they have a tendency to charge you head down with those large teeth in their lower jaw, which are razor sharp. Seriously recommended to wear Kevlar pants or something like it when it’s a driven hunt, they charge your legs and can slice up the arteries in your inner leg if you’re unlucky. I prefer to work from a stand personally, so no need to have a weird chat with the tailor to adjust Kevlar pants to SF approved fit levels😂.

Re tosa’s , I had forgotten the human friendly aspect of them.


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Here in California, a boar over 120 kg is getting into "monster" class. I have hunted them on a number of occasions, killed about nine as I recall. I've never apprehended any danger from them. If I were unarmed and encountered a sounder, I'd be decidedly nervous, though.

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