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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