I been reading about what dogs would be take. If they would take them. All kinds of stuff. Any way just wanted to post my thoughts on this and see what everyone thinks. First off I am talking about having to bug out for a long time. Your basic akc registered breeds are all out for me. Show breeders have pretty much ruined them. I also know my dogs have to multi functional. Going to be hard enough without dogs that can't carry their own weight and do their part. For any serious prepper that plans on taking a dog you need to look at working lines of dogs. I would personally take 3 to 4 dogs with me. I would have to have dogs that can hunt for me and them. Dogs that can defend themselves and my family. With this being said I would look at staghounds and bandogs. Reasons staghound they are proven hunters. They hunt everything from rabbits to boar. Mainly sighthound but some can use their nose to for hot tracks. Very gamey and will chase and catch most animals. During a bug out period any animal is food. The bandogs for protective reasons and also to help the stags with whatever large game they catch. If I don't have to use a bullet why would I. I feel with this combination you could save a lot of very precious ammunition. Now why so many dogs. Well simply cause these dogs jobs would be as dangerous as it was for my family to live. This way I could breed for a long time combing the best of what I have with 4 you can breed without have to introduce new blood for a very long time. I also feel with this pack they should be able to feed everyone and themselves plus protect themselves and the family. Now neither of these dogs are registerable through the akc. They are both a purpose bred dog. That could do a lot for someone that is bugging out and having to live on what they have. Now both of these dogs are large so they eat a lot that means I hunt a lot. They would be earning their keep. I wouldn't carry water for them or food. They carry their own they better have a recall because to me these would be tools. Depending the situation puppies could be used for bartering later on. Lets hear everyone else's thoughts. Dogs are a passion of mine so this is a good topic for me to start with.