Why Siberian Huskies Make Lousy Guard Dogs

The dogs live a very abused life. They live inside the house (or, at least, a part of it). They can come and go out the dog door into a very secure dog run. And survey their land. All I ask they pretend not to be lousy guard dogs.

Today, a repair man had to visit the house. In the process, he had to walk near the dog run. Nikita and Natasha lined up at the end of the dog run to watch him. So what did my vicious guard dogs do?

Nikita thought she had found a play mate. She wooed and play bowed and wagged her tail.

Natasha, however, was very unsure of a stranger in her yard. She started to bark at him (yes, bark – I keep explaining that she should woooo, but it is a pretty weak wooo). As the repair man finished his work, he walked right beside the dog run. Natasha took one last bark, turned and ran as hard as she could inside the house. Once safely inside the dog room, she turned and glared through the window and barked again.

And people wonder why Sibes make lousy guard dogs.

1 Comment

  1. vince porrazzo on May 9, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    My Sibe jumps up on friends or strangers and kisses them. Not exactly a good guard dog action but does discourage strangers from entering.

Leave a Comment





Read Another Story

← Back One Story ◊ OR ◊ Forward One Story →

This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features

Monday Musing

Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.

Attitude Is Everything

May 22, 2022

Nothing is better than a cheerful server in a restaurant, even if they make a mistake or two or three. After all, attitude is everything, right?

Way Back Wednesday

Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,500 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.

Posing on the Bench

August 15, 2010 |

Miss Kiska takes the challenge from Rusty the Rooster to prove her modeling chops by posing on the bench. We think she wins.

Visit Millerton, a fictional small town near Asheville NC, via D.K. Wall's novels. Ordinary people. Extraordinary events.