Guard Dogs belong to the special breed category because they possess special talent or skill that make them naturally effective as protectors of life and property.
Here are some of the most popular guard dogs from around the world:
German Shepherds are large breed of dogs that originated in Germany. They are normally seen in the company of the police or military personnel as their partners in crime prevention and investigative work. German shepherds are strong, intelligent, obedient, protective and loyal. As working dogs, they are well known for their police work. Because of their keen sense of smell and their ability to work under extreme conditions, they are widely used in search and rescue operations, including explosives searching and narcotics detection, cadaver searching, among others.
Although Doberman Pinschers are ideal for companionship because of their being lively and energetic, the earlier breeds were commonly used as guard dogs just like the German shepherd, because of their intelligence and alertness. Doberman is a medium size dog that generally weighs between 70-100 pounds.
Doberman Pinschers are generally gentle, intelligent and loving dogs. A typical Doberman attacks only if it has been mistreated or in a case where its family is mistreated. It is less known to attack humans in contrast with other dogs like Pit bull or the German shepherd.
Like the German Shepherd, Rottweiler originated in Germany. Rottweilers are powerful breed of dogs with well developed guarding and herding instincts. They are ancient breed that were used by their masters in herding cattle and were very effective in driving away intruders. Ownership of this dog requires specialized attention as they could be dangerous to humans. The unusual and dangerous behavior of most Rottweilers is traceable to irresponsible ownership, abuse or neglect by their masters. In the USA, Rottweilers were number two in known and documented fatal attacks on humans. Rottweilers are not recommended for dog owners who don’t have much experience or understand a little about dog psychology. Rottweilers normally weigh 90 to 110 lbs.
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a dog breed that was believed to have originated from England and Ireland and was a crossbreed of a Bulldog and Pit Bull breed. The resulting cross breed was brought to the USA by immigrants from UK. They were used by farmers and ranchers for protection from intruders and as family companions. The APBT today continues to demonstrate obedience, versatility and agility .They are primarily used in competitions for their noted qualities that complement sports related competitions. But more than these known qualities, they excel as working dogs because of their intelligence, their being energetic and for the endurance. In the United States, they are used in search and rescue operations, narcotics and explosives detection and in boarders patrol. American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium size dog that weighs from 35 to 65 lbs.
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