Security System Failure

We Siberian Huskies are not known for our guard dog abilities and this security system failure provides a great example of our lack of skills.

Little Prince Typhoon Phooey on guard duty

Little Prince Typhoon Phooey on guard duty

Surveyors in the mountains have some interesting challenges. Property boundaries often go through thick brush or over cliffs, making walking the property line treacherous. In order to locate the corners of property, they sometimes go through another property where the walking is easier in order to triangulate to a hidden corner. Our neighbors at the ski area needed a property corner marked for some work they are doing, and the surveyors came through our land to accomplish that.

With strangers approaching our fence, we thought we would show the fierceness of Typhoon’s security effort.

Hi. What are you doing? Security System Failure

Hi. What are you doing?

Uh, Typhoon, Chief of Security Kiska says you are supposed to sound the alarm and give them the evil eye.

I'm watching you, buddy.

I’m watching you, buddy.


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on July 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is sum gud lukking owt typhoon!!! and by lukking owt i meen hoping that the introoders hav treets!!! ha ha ok bye

  2. chris on June 28, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Don’t you know that sometimes the stare down can be scarier because you don’t know what the dog is thinking. Of course the stare down does not work if the tail is wagging at the same time altho our german shepherd wags her tail and barks fiercely so you don’t want to take the chance.

  3. Sylv on June 28, 2018 at 9:33 am

    We have a company come out and spray the yard regularly for weed control (ha, hear the dandelions laugh at that). Every year we remind the office that we have German Shepherd Dogs, and to please knock on the door first so we can close the patio door (with dogs inside, of course :)). They usually forget.

    Two summers ago, one guy let himself into the backyard (this involves removing a caribiner from the gate latch). By the time he was in the yard and had closed the gate behind him, two 80 lbs dogs were running towards him, barking their “intruder bark”. My husband got there just in time to see the guy vault over the 6-foot gate … yeah, they knock now.

    PS: The dogs just sound scary – the’re actually very sociable

    • KJ Pierson on June 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      We had a similar experience with electrical workers straddling our double fence years ago that held pygmy goats in. Apparently, the first time one of them straddled it they missed the electrical wire….the next one didn’t.

      That wasn’t enough to stop them or make them think twice it seemed.

      However, when one of them squealed it attracted the attention of our goats…who like your sheppards (and the herd) were very friendly and loved people. The sight of a bunchy of goats running towards them down one hill and up another was enough to make the shortest one hurdle the fence that had just lit him up.

  4. Juno's mom on June 28, 2018 at 9:30 am

    I wonder if the guy is thinking, ‘can that wolf scale the fence?’

  5. Hokie Pack on June 28, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Pet me Pet me!

  6. Lori on June 28, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Good boy Typhoon! Just look at the fear in that guy’s eyes!!! Not… ????????????

  7. Jean B Burkhardt on June 28, 2018 at 6:26 am

    So funny!!!! Security IS a little lax there-lol!!!

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