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Canine Guard for a Navy SEAL Funeral

Don’t you just love this picture?  They aren’t lying when they call dogs Man’s Best Friend.  This showed up recently on Facebook – made me cry.  Here’s the original caption, but I don’t know who took the pic.

During Navy Seal Jon Tumilson’s funeral yesterday, his trusted canine friend Hawkeye guarded him one last time.

Tumilson was one of the SEALs killed in the helicopter crash August 6th in Afghanistan.

To all of you who are serving:  Thanks, stay safe, and come home soon!  We love each and every one of you.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Guard Dogs

Dogo Argentino

Loyalty. Intelligence.  Obedience.  These are the top qualities you will look for in a guard dog.  You don’t necessarily want a dog who will bark to alert you to intruders – that’s a watch dog.  Guard dogs, on the other hand, take care of the problem by taking down the intruder.  Early socialization is important because a guard dog must be able to distinguish between friendly people who just happen to be strangers, and those people who actually pose a threat to you and your family.

So, what are the top ten breeds to fulfill all of these requirements?

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