The following are recognised as being great breeds for protection dog roles
1. Doberman Pinscher – If you have a large piece of property that you are trying to protect, a Doberman Pinscher is a great protection dog for you.
This breed is incredibly fast and is able to reach an intruder in a short amount of time. Known as the fifth-smartest dog breed in the world, Dobermans are fearless, alert, and loyal dogs.
2. Rottweiler – Originally bred as cattle-protecting dogs, Rottweilers are known to be relentless protectors of their pack. They are an intelligent breed and extremely loyal to their owners. Rottweilers are known to be aloof with strangers until properly introduced to them and are very quick learners and fabulous protection dogs.
3. Giant Schnauzer – Giant Schnauzers are strong, powerful, and dominant dogs that require strict training.
This breed requires a lot of mental and physical stimulation. Giant Schnauzers are powerful, compact, and intimidating protection dogs. Their extreme family loyalty makes them excellent family guard dogs.
4. German Shepherd – German Shepherds are bold, confident, and fearless. They are extremely intelligent and quick to learn commands, thus making them a favorite protection dog breed.
German Shepherds have a calm demeanor when in a household but can quickly react when their family or home is threatened.