Hubby's current dog is a boxer/pit bull mix. She's huge (about 85 pounds, but nowhere near as big as Bear was). She looks like she might take your arm off, and has a very loud, deep bark, so she sounds really vicious. She's the biggest coward you have EVER seen! She makes a good watch dog, but as for protection, forget about it!
We had a guy come out to install our satellite internet system (would NOT recommend WildBlue!). She barked and growled at him every time he moved. Fortunately, he's used to dogs, and he just ignored her - or tried to. When he finally sat down at my desk to do the final step of the installation, Dolly must have decided he was less of a threat, and walked over and put her head in his lap. She refused to move it until he scratched her ears! It was so funny - she went from all growly and threatening, with the hair on her back all ridged up to a wiggly, giggly 85 pound puppy in less than a second. Go figure.
Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!