Not if trained correctly. You can't judge an entire strain with one sentence.
Just watched as news piece about a large male Mountain Lion who walked into the bedroom of a couples house in Colorado and attac ked their 75lb Golden Labrador retriever.
The couple woke up and startled the cat who grabbed the 75lb dog in its mouth, turned and ran out and jumped a 4ft fence. The dog was found dead on a hillside covered in leaves. Sherriff's deputies waited for the lion to come back to its kill and shot it dead.
The dogs never barked or raised any alarm. The couple were awoken by the struggle at teh foot of the bed when the lion jumped the dog.
Golden Retrievers are not much as far as fighting dogs either. My Golden Retriever did hold out against a German Shepard, but my Dad helped run it off.
To ensure a dog can beat a Puma, it would seem the requirements are,...
1. Thick coat/skin/hide. 2. Stamina 3. Bite 4. Size, Either bigger than the Puma, or small enough to evade it quickly. But not so small as to be easily killed. 5. Training
This dog would tear a puma to peices. LOOK AT THOSE MUSCLES! Looks kinda like a bandog.
It also needs to be a dog that's willing to fight. So likely candidates for a serious contender against a puma would probably be a sheep guard dog(not necessarily a sheep herding dog, just a guard one), a mastiff, a terrier, a primitive dog, or other dogs bred solely for fighting(bulldog)?
Hmm. Although now that I look at that photo, I'm don't think that dog would stand up well. It has well-defined muscles, yeah, but it doesn't have any neck protection. It might have the bite force needed to make a puma change its mind, if it can avoid the puma's going for the neck.
Well if im correct, and that is a bandog, then it could well enough hold its own. Taken directly from Wikipedia. "The term Bandog (also known as Bandogge) originated around 1250-1300 in Middle England, referring to a mastiff type dog that was bound by a chain during the daytime and was released at night to guard against intruders. In 1576 Johannes Caius published a book called Of English Dogs in which he described Bandog as a vast, stubborn, ugly, eager dog of heavy body."
Perhaps it could. It probably has a pretty high likelihood, for a dog that has no neck protection. I still think a puma would win, cats are batshit crazy-skilled.
Im going to make another thread which will be called "Liopluerodon vs Dunkleosteus"
Considering a pit bull probably couldn't take a wolf, I doubt it take a fucking Mountain Lion.
In a fight to the death, there's no doubt, pumas win. I'm curious how often a fight between a proper dog and a mountain lion would end in the dog surviving. I mean, the track record is pretty firmly in the kitty's favor, but I haven't narrowed it down to good big-cat-fighting breeds.