Best Protective Dog Breeds
Have you ever watched the movies and seen the big mansions that have a pack of guard dogs at the gate and wondered to yourself how nice it would be having your own pack like that? A pack of dogs to guard your home isn’t an ideal reason to own a dog, however, if you are after a dog for security knowing which dogs are known as protective dogs can help you in choosing which one to add to your family. In a lot of cases, certain breeds of dogs are bred and trained in a way that makes them come across as more protective than others. Still unsure what breed of dog to add to the family? Check out our list of the best protective dog breeds.
The German Shepherd is known for its fun, active and aloof nature. German Shepherds are eager, alert, fit and willing. The great thing about German Shepherds is that they will be pretty much any type of pet you want them to be. Companion pets, watchdog, herding dog or guardian dog. They are also easy to train and have a great control of their concentration and temperament. These qualities make Germans one of the best dog breeds for personal protection in and around the home.
American Staffordshire (staffy)
The American Staffordshire or Amstaff as they are commonly known have been given the unfortunate reputation of being an aggressive and vicious dog. If you purchase your Amstaff from a reputable breeder they are more likely to have a good temperament. These dogs are a highly active breed and can be very friendly with children when trained correctly. They do have a protective nature so if you decide to add one to your family they will look out for you.
If you are looking to add a Doberman Pinscher to your family, you need to ensure that you have the time and patience to train them. They can make a great protective family pet if they suit your lifestyle. They are not an aggressive dog, however they are very loyal, active and protective. A well trained Doberman has medium temperament, fearlessness and self-confidence. They will watch their surroundings closely and if developments occur which are threatening, they won’t hesitate to look after their ‘pack’.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback was originally bred and trained to hunt lions in South Africa. Since then, they have now become a popular choice of guard dogs for families.
They are a large, powerful dog full of agility and strength. They are a loyal companion to add to any family. Their temperament shows that they are still friendly enough to be a part of the family but are also at the ready if they become disturbed by something out of the ordinary.
To look at a poodle you would not expect them to make the list of the best protection dogs. But they are actually one of the more intelligent breeds of dog. Due to their high intelligence they make for one of the best protection dogs. They are an easy to train breed and they sport high levels of agility and strength. The poodle is a very loyal breed that will spend its evenings cuddled up with you yet still on alert for anything out of the ordinary.
A protection dog does not need to be a dog that is aggressive or vicious. A well trained dog that is loyal, strong and intelligent will protect you and your family, not necessarily with force but through intimidation and surprise.
When choosing a dog to add to your family, if protection is one of the tick boxes on your list, make sure you find out as much about the breed as you can. If they do not fit in with the lifestyle that you have training them may be difficult. Choose a dog that suits your family and your needs. One that you can happily call part of the family.
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