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    I have a 23 month old BLF. She and I were sitting in the living room tonight watching football. A neighbor (child) approaches the door (front door is open with a closed, full view glass storm door). The dog barked like I have never heard before; this was an alert kind of bark. It was deep and she barked multiple times. My wife heard her bark like this one other time when the gas man approached the back of the house. She was inside then as well. Should I be concerned or thankful? She has never been aggressive. As a matter of fact, she nuzzled up to someone she had never met this morning in the duck blind. What do ya'll think?

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    No problems there.
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    Had a half bred beagle that was real skidish. My mom called me one day crying and I asked why. She said she was so proud of that dog because he bit the tree guy that tried to go through the gate and we wernt there. Dog never had been agressive

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    I wouldnt worry. Your dog was just letting you know somebody was coming.

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    Just the d-o-g doing his j-o-b.

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    Mine's the same way. With a barrier (window, door, dog box, etc) she gets mad at them. Stranger walks up to her while we're out and about....I'd be worried she'd lick them to death.

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    Our 13 y/o YLF has always protected my wife against questionable persons. Most get by no problem but others the hackles raise or a bark session comes on. Gotta love a protective Lab.
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    Alert barking is acceptable.

    Fearful barking and behavior is another topic. Sound socialisation and imprinting helps, but does not change genetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    Alert barking is acceptable.

    Fearful barking and behavior is another topic. Sound socialisation and imprinting helps, but does not change genetics.
    Thanks for the replies everyone. She is definitely not fearful or skidish. This is the only time I have heard her bark like this (seems to be an in the house thing). She's been fine in the crate.
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    My blf is also like that ,especially if if she is in the car with my kids. Loyalty and protection are qualities that I think is a good thing. I first noticed it last year around Christmas when our family went to a light display that you drive through ,as we pulled up and I rolled my window down to pay when she heard a strange voice she came from the back of the suv to the front seat in a split second with her hair on her back standing up.
    Although when around people in public she is a perfect lady,but on her turf she doesnt like new people around the kids until she has smelt them out.
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