My Uncle had two German shepards that were the same way. They would play with me and my cousins when we were little kids, and you couldn't find two nicer dogs.Thats good. And I can't tell you what someone's dog will do cause I don't know them.
Both of ours have been trained. But one is a bit more submissive, so he isn't likely to do anything unless ordered to do something.
Now my big male is a different story.
Yesterday a friend of our neighbor was over helping him work on his truck and D.O.G was pacing back and forth at the end of our fence that borders the property watching the new guy. He walked up to the fence and asked me. "will he bite?"
My answer was simply. "Not unless I tell him to, or you try hurting one of us."
So the guy jumped the fence and started playing and roughhousing with him.
After about five minutes he jumped back over and laughed. "He is just a big puppy. I bet he wouldn't do anything at all even if you told him to."
I just smiled and went on about my yard work.
About a half hour later he was walking past the fence and D.O.G was watching him. Head down, body long, just staring at him. The guy, knowing a little bout dogs drops his head and shows his teeth.
The pup didn't move, noting. So the guy jumps forward. See, he expected him to do what most dogs do, and retreat to the alpha and see what the alpha is going to do. Well within a fraction of a second he had closed the fifteen feet to the fence and is standing on his hind legs leaning on the fence, staring nose to nose with the guy.
The guy wasn't challenging him anymore. He just didn't move cause he was afraid the dog would go over the fence after him eyes as wide as dinner plates.
It was pretty comical.
Not in states with the Castle Doctrine. I don't know if Ohio has it or not, but it protects the owner against any legal action if someone breaks into thier home.Really you know what would happen these days
Intruder breaks in
Wife calls cops
Intruder shoots first
you defend yourself against the intruder you shoot him
then you go to jail.
Happenes in my part of town
aw Bill. We have so little water some folks like to walk along the canals. Just leave 'em out of sight so the coyotes have a snack