The main task of a guard dog is to warn its owner in time about the danger, to guard and protect private property. Choosing a good guard dog is not easy.
A good guard dog is an intelligent, courageous, loud-voiced animal loyal to its owner. Formidable appearance is not the main criterion for choosing a guard dog, because its duties do not at all include pursuing and attacking a potential enemy. Although a rather large and fierce animal, by its very appearance, can scare off a stranger.
The most popular guard dog breeds are the Rottweiler, German Shepherd and English Bulldog. Brave and strong Rottweilers are able to selflessly protect their master and his family members in case of danger. A well-bred and properly trained Rottweiler is not only an excellent watchdog, but also a kind, affectionate and gentle pet.
Intelligent and loyal German Shepherds lend themselves well to training. These animals have proven themselves as guard dogs, not only for the home, but also for the protection of government facilities.
If you are looking for a guard dog for an apartment, give preference to the English Bulldog. Despite the fact that by their appearance these animals show a desire to mess around and enjoy life, when they feel a stranger approaching the door of the apartment, they will definitely inform you about it.
The best guardians of private houses and summer cottages are Caucasian, Central Asian and South Russian Shepherd Dogs. The long thick hair of these animals is able to protect them from frost and bad weather, so they can live in the yard of the house.
If your family has small children and other pets, look out for guard dog breeds such as the Jack Russell Terrier and Rhodesian Ridgeback. They are quite patient with kids and are ready to forgive them any pranks. In addition, these dogs are very mobile, intelligent, attentive, brave and loyal to their owners.
Dachshunds, Dobermans, Fox Terriers, Poodles, Airedale Terriers, and Yorkshire Terriers can be excellent watchmen with proper education.
Before deciding on a particular breed of guard dog, decide for yourself: where the pet will live (at home or on the street), what size the animal should be, who will train it (you or a specialist), should it protect you and your family in case of danger.