|Barked: Sun Nov 25, '12 6:22am PST |
|I would look in rescues for a young adult Hound/guardian mixed breed. They're everywhere in the south, and shelters around here bring the up by the busload. They're very often as you've described - Easy coat, mid-size, affectionate and handler-focused, suspicious enough to guard without actively trying to take anyone out, energy to work but when the job is done, it's done. Of course with mixed breeds you're going to get a lot of variation, so looking for a slightly older dog will help you better gauge his personality.
It sounds like you enjoy the energy level and personalities of your current Hound mixes, and that is tough to come by outside of a Hound. Mixing it with a guardian instead of a hunting dog or another Hound would ideally bring out a little more of the focus you're looking for.
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