Dog Breeds for Protection – Is Pekingese a Part of It?


Every dog owner is knowledgeable on what dog breeds for protection are. So, you think the Pekingese breed is a part of it? Read on to find out.

All throughout history, one of the main and functional jobs of having a pet dog is for protection: guarding us from unwanted animals and people alike. While most dogs these days will act as home guardians instinctively, there are still top dog breeds that known for possessing the traits needed to best ward off unwanted company.

Because of their courage, physical strength, loyalty, resistance to pain and temperament, experts consider the following breeds as top guard dogs:

  1. Rottweiler – This breed is originally bred as cattle-protecting canines, they are known as relentless protectors of their pack. They are very intelligent and very loyal to their owners. They are also known to be aloof to strangers until they are properly introduced and are apt pupils as well.
  2. Komodor – Originally bred to protect herds of sheep, this breed possesses a natural guard dog skill. They are courageous, active, loyal and are widely known for their strength and dignity. If properly trained and socialized, they make a very devoted family pet.
  3. Bullmastiff – They are known for their protection instincts, courageousness, physical strength and an extreme loyal family pet. If a stranger trespasses your home, he will use his strength to block or knock that stranger down. He may be docile in a family set up but surely makes a wonderful house pet.
  4. Doberman Pinscher – If you own a large land and is trying to keep an eye on it, this breed is for you. Dobies are very fast and agile and would be able to reach an intruder in no time. They are known to be the 5th smartest dog in the world, they are alert, fearless and loyal.
  5. German Shepherd – They are fearless, bold and confident. This is an extremely intelligent breed and are fast to learn commands thus making them the police favorite. They have a calm demeanor when the household is fine but would react so fast when he feels his pack is threatened.
  6. Puli – This breed is known for their innate suspicious behavior. They are always on the look out and would bark to alert their masters if there is something out of the ordinary. They are smart and would also require constant companionship. They are great for families who have an active lifestyle since they also love hiking, running and other outdoor activities.
  7. Kuvasz – This breed has a strong instinct to guard its pack and home as well as very territorial. This breed is aloof to strangers but literally craves for attention from its family.
  8. Giant Schnauzer – They are strong, dominant and powerful dogs that requires very strict training. They require a lot of physical and mental stimulation as well as constant attention. Their extreme loyalty to the family makes them a perfect guard dog.
  9. Staffordshire Terrier – They are often confused with American Pit Bull Terrier, this breed was originally bred for bulls and bear fighting. Their protective and aggressive nature makes them an excellent guard dog but must be properly socialized and trained since puppy hood.
  10. Rhodesian Ridgeback – They were originally bred to hunt lions, thus this breed has a very strong prey drive and an independent nature. They are natural and loyal watchdogs. They are also known to be selective with their barking, so when he barks, take it seriously and check it out immediately. They require proper training since they are not naturally obedient. They also love cuddle and affection from its owners.


Dog Breeds for Protection – Is Pekingese a Part of It?

Dog Breeds for Protection

Other Breeds Known to be a Natural Family Guard Dogs

  • Ca de Bou
  • Akita Inu
  • Cane Corso
  • Tosa Inu
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Neapolitan Maastiff
  • Brazilian Mastiff (Fila Brasileiro)
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Chow Chow

For those who don’t want to deal with an extra responsibility for owning such a guard dog but are looking for a pet that would alert them of intruders, you should try to consider getting a watch dog. There are a number of breeds that are known for their persistent barking and their natural ability to alert their owners of the danger and also has the ability to scare away intruders.

Excellent Watchdog Breeds:

  • Chihuahua
  • Shih Tzu
  • Dachshund
  • Terriers
  • Pekingese
  • Poodle
  • Miniature Schnauzer

Owning dog breeds for protection comes with an added responsibility. While all of the aforementioned breeds are known to be wonderful family pets, owners must be clear on the fact that these canines tend to be more aggressive in nature compared to the other dog breeds. And to ensure the safety of the rest of the family, neighbors and guests, these dogs must be properly introduced, socialized and trained.

Now, you know which category your baby Pekingese belongs to. What is your say about this post? Share your inputs with us below.




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How to Clean Dog Toys – Keeping your Pekingese’s Stuffs Fresh

In a household where there is a dog present anything everything that is squeaky, stuffed or bouncy gets gnawed and drooled upon. Thus, a pet parent must know how to clean dog toys so that his toy bin is fresher and cleaner.

If your peke is like mine who is on a mission to gut everything that is a squeaker or stuffed, then there’s a high chance that your pet’s toys won’t last long. Even though our pets have suffered a quick death, they do still have their own personal favorites who have been around since they were a pup.

When there is a gathering in our home, we are reminded that we should clean our pet’s toys so that it won’t cause any bad smell in the house nor does it look slimy on the floor. Actually, babies and dogs are both resilient, there is something about a toy box filled with drool and grime says that it is sure the time to clean things up.

How to Clean Dog Toys – Keeping your Pekingese’s Stuffs Fresh

How to Clean Dog Toys

  • Cloth toys are best washed on cold using your washing machine, after being placed in a fragile garment container. See to it that you minimize the soap you use, that is assuming that your washer won’t be full of toys.
  • After that remove the bag from the washer and squeeze the remaining water out. If you can, use a line dry and pin them all up like prizes to be won and give them a good drying under the sun to eliminate any foul odor. If you are not up for it, placing them in the dryer is fine too just be sure that it is on low heat and place them in a pillow case.
  • For plastic toys, you can concoct a solution by mixing 50% vinegar into 50% water and let them soak there for 30 minutes (be sure to tape any holes on the toys to avoid it from getting inside the toys). After 30 minutes, remove them from the solution and brush all the dirt off and rinse with running water then sun dry.
  • For tennis balls, they can go into the wash, but they require a but of funk to make them safe for your pets. New tennis balls are not the best for your pet, so be sure to throw it first in the back yard to give him a first coat of dust and dirt.

From time to time, keeping your pet’s toys clean is essential. Knowing how to clean dog toys is really being hygienic. It is simply washing off bacteria and germs that will make your pet sick and keeping your home cleaner and better at the same time.

Do you clean your pekingese’s toys? You have a different method of cleaning? Let us know below!



How to Express Dog Anal Glands – Keeping your Pekingese Thoroughly Clean

How to Express Dog Anal Glands – Keeping your Pekingese Thoroughly Clean

Do you know how to express dog anal glands? Every pet parent out there should at least have the idea how. If you see your pet scooting (dragging his butt on the floor) to wipe her behind, then this is a sign that his anal sacs needs to be cleaned. A lot of chewing or licking on this rear area is another sure sign that there is already fluid build up.

Anal glands carry foul smelling fluids which need to be expressed occasionally. A lot of dogs express them each time they poop, however there are times when they need help for the fluid to be emptied.

If it is your first time doing it, then ask your vet about it. Uncleaned anal sacs can cause impacted anal glands which would eventually lead to bursting of the sacs and infection may take place.

How to Express Dog Anal Glands

How to Clean your Peke’s Anal Sacs at Home

  1. Materials. You will be needing a pair of gloves, lubricant and paper towels. Expect the fluid to be foul smelling so better wear old clothes and use nose plugs if you want to.
  2. Paper towels. Fold several paper towels together and form a huge wad just beneath your pet’s rump. Be sure that the towels that would catch the fluid is absorbent.
  3. Locate the glands. The position of the glands is at 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock making the anus as the face of the clock.
  4. Do the deed. Life his tail and position the face towels. Wear the gloves and put a lubricant on your finger and gently squeeze the glands using your forefinger and keep your face away!
  5. Clean up. After the deed and the fluids is already out, dispose the used towels in a covered bin. Wash your pet’s rump thoroughly and don’t forget to wash your hands too!

Knowing how to express dog anal glands is a skill that every pet owner should develop especially if you are trying to cut the costs down. Doing this deed during his bath time is ideal and makes sense, really. And if you see that his sacs are not producing any liquid and yet your pet is still showing signs of fluid build up, then you must bring him to the vet since he may be having impacted anal glands already.

When was the last time your pekingese had his anal sac cleansed? I hope this has been a helpful post to all of you. Share the news to all your friends out there.


Dogs and Sweets: Sweets that your Pekingese Can Eat

Dogs and Sweets: Sweets that your Pekingese Can Eat

Dogs and sweets isn’t a bad combination as long as you know which kinds to give to your pet. Admit it, most of us pet parents, treat our four-legged companion as our own kids. However sharing sweets with your pet is not a cool idea especially if its candies, chocolates and the likes. On the brighter side, there are natural sweets that you can give to your pet instead.

While it is alright to share table scraps such as chicken with your pet, but your sweets is not good for them. Especially the chocolates. Chocolates are one of the toxic human foods that any dog could intake. As a matter of fact, chocolate is poison to them. As you notice, your pet has the inability to stop with just one bite unlike us humans who can control what we eat. Dogs are unable to turn off that switch to consume whatever he is eating thus you should be the one controlling what he is eating.

Dogs have a similar metabolism pattern with horses. They have slow metabolism for theobromine that is present in chocolates which would eventually affect their nervous and cardiac systems. Plus, it has a negative impact on their kidneys.

Dogs are so quick and notorious for eating things that can be seen around the house or during walks, so as owners we need to be vigilant and prudent on what they consume. Xylitol poisoning has increased through the years as this sweetener has become more common in food products, thus we should first read the ingredient label before buying anything for your pet.

Dogs and Sweets

What your Peke can Eat

  • Fresh and Dried Fruits. Fruits are healthy and important to your pet’s diet. Through it they can get adequate vitamins, natural sucrose and minerals which their system can absorb. You can give your pet either dried or raw fruits. Raspberries, apples, blackberries and blueberries are the common favorites. You can also give him bananas which is one of the sweetest natural fruit out there. Just be sure that you won’t add sugar or preservatives when giving him the fruits. Dried fruits has more concertrated sugar so give in moderation. Take note to avoid grapes and raisins since they are toxic to dogs.
  • Honey. Pure honey is a natural sweet food which you can add moderately unto your dog’s diet. Give him a teaspoon or less and incorporate it on his daily diet or add it to his homemade treats. Most dogs would love the smell and taste of natural honey.
  • Seeds and Nuts. Nuts and seeds have natural sweets however it is not as sweet as the honey or fruits. It is also a given that these are loaded with minerals and vitamins. Common favorites would include sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, peanuts (butter and salt free) and pine nuts. Since nuts are fattening, just give it in moderation as well. However, bear in mind to stay away from macadamia nuts since they are toxic to dogs.
  • Sweet Root Crops. Such vegetables would include sweet potato, parsnip, carrots, squash. pumpkin or rutabaga. These veggies are loaded with minerals and vitamins which your pet’s system can easily absorb. You can either cook or give it to him raw. Most dogs are fond of raw carrots.

Resisting to give your pet human foods is rather difficult, but dogs and sweets can mix as long as you know which ones to give. Avoid processed sweets since their systems are unable to process sugars as easy as we do thus making it harmful to them. Just give them the natural sweet foods since they are safe for them.

What kind of sweets do you give to your pekingese? Make sure that you are promoting wellness on his diet and not otherwise because your peke might suffer in the long run. We all want our pets to live a long and healthy life, right? I hope this post has helped you and your friends. Don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this post.



Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

For those considering getting a new Pekingese, you might wonder if Pekingese dogs like crowds either at home or out in public. The answer is yes and no. It all depends on how you socialize your Pekingese dog, especially when they are a puppy. For example, take my two Pekingese dogs, Pixie and Baby. They have so much fun showing off and playing at parties, and the more people that are around for attention, the better. They love the attention they get, especially when being the stars of the show. They enjoy posing for pictures and even seem to be smiling. They are such cute little girls that love to just show off.

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

They act this way because I have made sure to socialize them from the time that we brought them home. We did a lot of research on socializing dogs from a young age and decided that we did not want to have those dogs that are always cowering, shaking, barking, and generally nervous around people they don’t know. We wanted fun, loving, playful dogs that loved to enjoy our friends as much as we did. Once we had them home, we took them everywhere, we had company over and included them, and we made sure that they were happy being around people.

Now, when company is over at our house, they run and get toys out of their toy boxes, picking the ones they like the best. After they select the right one, their game is to show off their newest tricks. Usually hiding and finding their toy or pushing it around the floor with their flat little noses. Whatever tricks they have learned that will get them the most praise or a treat is their new favorite. Since Pekingese dogs do love to be the center of attention, each one wants more praise than the other, so the showing-off continues until no more treats appear. But they also love playing with each other.

Your Pekingese can easily be like this as well if you take the time to socialize them properly. This means that you need to take them to new places with new people, have new people over to your house (or just your friends), and include them when you have company over. Take them to dog parks and start off slowly letting them sniff around or just watching other dogs play. Take them shopping and to the mall or crowded areas to get them used to the sights and sounds of larger crowds. Just remember to start off slow and easy so that they aren’t overwhelmed with all of the new sounds and smells.

The more that you take your Pekingese out and expose them to new things, the more socialized they will become and the less scared they will be. While everyone recommends that you start this process when they are a puppy, you can easily train an older Peke to love being around new people and in new places too – it simply may take a bit more work. So the next time you’re wondering if Pekingese dogs like crowds, the answer is a strong yes, if you take the time to work with them.

Have friends with new puppies or older Pekingese dogs that don’t like crowds or new things? Make sure that you share this article so they can see there is hope, even for an older dog.

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