Best Survival Dog
Saw the post about camping with your dog and made me wonder so to pass the time till archery season I was wondering what would be the best dog for a survival situation. Different dogs have different qualities, size, temper, hunting ability, ease to feed and transport. I also know that different breeds could be better if you were going to stay in your home or you were on the move. So I was wondering what you guys thought would be the best breeds for if you
1)had to stay put in your home
2)had to travel by foot
3)best all around breed for either.
We currently own a scottish terrier, she is a good security alarm even with no power, in a bad situation having her around would keep the kids calm, small so she doesn't consume alot of food, very easy to transport so if we had to move on foot she could easily and could be are portable alarm. However she isn't much for protection with as small as she is, though she would probably try and protect our kids if forced to. I would like to eventually get a mastiff, I think it would make a wonderful dog for staying in, good with family, protective, big enough to provide defense, however they do require alot of food and water and if you had to move long distances might not be the best breed to go with. I'm thinking something along the lines of a sheperd or akita (owned both before) may be the best choice for a dog that could be a family dog but in a chrisis situation could be used as a valuable tool, big enough for protection, not to hard to feed, and able to stay put or move. What do you guys think?