Originally Posted by WIRider
I had the same thing happen with our boxer/pit. He was sleeping on the porch and a friend of mine dropped me off, so he didn't hear my truck, obviously. As soon as I opened the door, he jumped up and started barking with his teeth bared. As soon as he realized it was me, he was fine. But I never realized just how scary he can be. At least I know that if anyone ever tries breaking into my house, they'll have a lot of teeth to deal with.
Mhmm, my rotti x is like that too. Though she's more protective of me than she is of the house/yard. Especially when I'm outside. I was working in the garden (behind the house) and I had come out through the patio door and Leia (the dog) was with me. My mom came out of the front door and around the side of the house - I guess Leia hadn't heard the door and it startled her - and she was pretty impressive, hackles up and barking and snarling.
Kevin works late a lot and so I'm home alone late at night quite often, and I love knowing I have a dog that would protect me with her life if needed. I think I'll always have a rott or rott cross, I love her protective instincts.