Believe me, there are dogs like this. They don't bark when they should and alert the owner. They merely sit and stare at the window. And even if a burglar did break in, that type of dog would wag its tail. Ok, so I might exaggerate a bit, but you know what I mean.
Personally, I believe that there are better ways of protecting a home besides bringing in a dog specifically for that purpose. A dog is a living being that requires food and other comforts of home, and most of all, costs a lot of money over its lifetime. It can be a loyal pet and loving friend, so its purpose of serving as a watch dog may be a total waste. I think that I would prefer a dog as a pet instead of just a watch dog. I'm sure that it would bark if it sensed danger such as a burglar breaking in.
Still, I find the question intriguing. After all, wasn't one of the reasons for owning a dog knowing that it would also serve as a good watch dog?
Life is hard
3 years ago