and saying "YOU MUST WANT A GUARD DOG" is not only offensive to me, it offends the breeds themselves. flat out- I want a member of the family, not a security device. If I wanted security I'd get an alarm system, not a dog. Dogs aren't meant to protect you. Your animal should not be faced with the responsibiltiy to ward off all evil. That is a human's job. Protect yourself, don't put that pressure on an animal.