Guess the canine pack structure encourages automatic slavery if you're not the pack leader in the genes.
Not sure if that's what you meant, but AFAIK canid leadership isn't genetic. That's ants. Canids negotiate pecking orders just like humans do, also, they're always free to leave. The pack is a survival mechanism, membership is voluntary, but recommended.
I did not mean pack leadership in the genes, but the instinct to follow the leader if you're not the top dog. Dog owners always have to be the pack leader (there have been times when that failed, generally ugly incidents).
Yeah, just wanted to make sure - daisy-chaining adverbials (like "in the genes") can be hard to avoid, but it does make for ambiguous reading.
Normal people shouldn't really get dogs larger than a bull terrier, if getting one for security at least. So many people choose retrievers, which is like doubly stupid; retrievers have the wrong set of instincts, they're too big for most people to effectively dominate, and finally, they're bred for cute looks, which means they're also bred for immaturity (and consequently, NOT bred for predictability).
Of course, a bull terrier is pretty awesome protection, it's strong, mentally stable, and it does exactly what a anti-burglary system is meant to: A) look scary, and B) chomp down and hold on. They are also very capable of fighting on even if wounded.
I have pugs myself though, I'm not in it for the security.