Man, this thread just made me realize something that I really didnt want to accept. I travel sporadically for work, not an issue now as I am renting in my inlaws house. But, once I buy a house in the near future, I need to get a large dog to watch over my house full of women.
I love most dogs, but its kinda like the playing with someone elses child kinda thing where you can go home and not have to deal with the downside of them.
what is this downside of having a dog that you speak of?
oh and to OP...an intruder would set off my 2 dogs long before he got to the door and then he would set off the house alarm and then he has the potential to get shot