Dogs have always been one of the most popular family pets, simply due to the loyalty, love and warmth they provide for their owners. However, even domesticated dogs are typically used as a form of protection to protect and guard their owners against other animals and people. Dogs act on instinct and do whatever they can to protect their home and their owners against unwanted intruders, although there are certain breeds of dogs which are known to be fantastic guard dogs. Experts agree that certain breeds make the best guard dogs because of their temperament, loyalty, courage and strength. This post introduces you to a number of dog breeds considered to be the best for protection.
Doberman Pinschers are known to be extremely fast and are considered to be one of the smartest dog breeds anywhere in the world. They are especially useful if you require a large property to be protected, simply due to their incredible speed. They have the ability to track down, run after, and catch an intruder quicker than many other breeds of dog. Dobermans are also well known for their loyalty, alertness and the fact that they are fearless.
Rottweilers were originally bred to protect cattle. This is because they are known to be relentless when it comes to protecting something or someone. They are known to be extremely intelligent and are amongst one of the most loyal breeds of dog you are ever likely to find. Rottweilers are able to learn new things very well and are typically a little suspicious of strangers until they get to know them a little better.
The bullmastiff is known for its phenomenal physical strength, courage, extreme loyalty and its instincts to protect its owner. If a bullmastiff is faced with an intruder they typically use their brute physical strength to block their path or even to knock them out the way or over. With that being said, the bullmastiff also makes a wonderful family pet, as they are known to be extremely docile in the home environment.
German shepherds are known to be fearless, confident and very courageous. This is probably why German shepherds have always been used for dog security, such as in the police force or as a companion or partner for a security guard. They are known to be extremely intelligent and are able to quickly learn and understand a wide variety of commands. However, they also make fantastic household pets, due to their very calming attitude, although if ever their owners are threatened in any way they are very quick to react.
The Staffordshire terrier is often confused with a completely different breed of dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier. However, the Staffordshire terrier was initially bred for fighting bulls and bears. They are protective and aggressive in nature, which of course makes them ideal for protection and security. With that being said, this also means that they need to be trained from a very young age to be more sociable in nature. They still make wonderful household pets, and are only typically aggressive if their owner or a member of the household is under threat.