For thousands of years, humans have used dogs for protection and to alert them to danger. The Ancient Egyptians employed dogs to carry messages, go on patrols and attack enemy soldiers. The Greeks and Romans made use of them to guard buildings and military outposts. Founding Father Thomas Jefferson imported chiens de plaine (shepherd dogs) from Europe to protect the sheep on his plantation from preying wolves. During World War I, Sgt. Stubby, the mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, anticipated incoming German mustard gas and artillery attacks, saving the lives of countless American soldiers. Whether during war or peacetime, dogs have long been man’s premier guardian.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/using-dogs-for-home-defense/