Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Top Canine Breeds That Make The Best Guard Dogs

One of the tips that people often receive when they ask about ways to protect their property from invaders is to get a guard dog. And if you don't get a guard dog, the next best thing is to pretend that you have one by posting "beware of the dog" signs all around your property.

If you are serious, though, about getting yourself a canine companion who can also serve as a reliable and strong guard dog for whenever you're home or out and about, it is important to choose the right breed. While any barking dog may do the trick of scaring away an intruder, if you want optimal levels of protection, you definitely want to go with a breed that will be aggressive enough against dangerous strangers to make you feel absolutely safe and secure. Below are four of the best breeds to look into if this is the type of dog you're looking for.

German Shepherd

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The great thing about any German Shepherd is his or her intelligence and confidence. These dogs are not afraid, and they'll do everything they can to protect you. It is no surprise that law enforcement officers choose these dogs to help them take down criminals. They learn commands really quickly, so they're easily trained, and they make loving companions to those they protect while being ferocious against those who pose any type of threat.


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The Bullmastiff is a breed that's widely known for its strong body. These dogs are really loyal to their families, and they're also confident enough to take on anyone who is dangerous. Many people underestimate these dogs because they're extremely loving creatures to those who care for them, but whenever they cross paths with someone who is trying to hurt the people they love, they're able to block any attempts that are made to harm their human companions.


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Rottweilers are known as canines who really protect their packs, and that, of course, includes their human pack. Like other protective breeds, they are extremely loyal, but also really intelligent, making them easier to train than other dog breeds. They will not be particularly outgoing towards people that they do not know, but once they are introduced to kind people that do not pose a threat, these dogs will become friends with them. On the other hand, they will fearlessly protect those they care about from harm.

Doberman Pinscher

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The Doberman Pinscher is the perfect guard dog for those who have large properties because of its incredible speed. If an intruder tries to enter your property, this dog will be right on top of him or her in no time. These dogs are always alert, loyal, and fearless, and are considered extremely intelligent.

Getting a guard dog is one great way to provide security to your property. And the great thing about getting a dog is the fact that he or she will provide you and your family with loads of love and plenty of companionship as well.

The author of this post is Owen Marley, an employee at Queensland Security Solutions, leading providers of k9 dog security in Brisbane. Owen enjoys playing cricket and going to the games with his buddies.

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