I was thinking about this as I walked my dog and left my carry gun at home. He is a medium sized German Shepherd/Siberian Husky (about 70lbs) and is generally very mellow. He is more of a threat to squirrels and cats I suppose. But I wondered what he would do if I were confronted by one or more bad-guys on our walk. He does look pretty "wolf-like" but is not as big. Would the assailants be discouraged by the sight of him? Would you trust your dog to defend you from a threat (or at least buy you some time to run away)? Assume you are outside in the world and not at home where a dog is more likely to stand his ground. Personally, I don't know what my dog would do yet, so I'd probably better remember my gun next time. At least he is better then our other dog: the aging 10 lb Chihuahua with no teeth!