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The Different Types of Family Protection Dogs and Which One is Right for You

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Crime rates in the USA are on the rise. Some major cities experienced a 36% rise in crime recently. That’s why many families are looking to make arrangements that can keep them protected against outside threats.

A trained protection dog can help to keep your home and family safe. But this isn’t a topic the average Joe knows too much about. Most folk don’t know which kind of protection dog is best for their needs?

If you want to learn all about the sort of dogs that can keep you safe, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn everything you need to know.

German Shepherds

The German Shepherd has a long and proud history as a working dog. Originally bred in 1899, they are descended from traditional German herding dogs. But German Shepherds were bred with added intelligence and loyalty, along with improvements to their appearance. 

In the modern era, German Shepherds are widely used by military, police, and security organizations. These are dogs that can be trusted with complex tasks and in tense situations. 

German Shepherds boast several attributes that ensure they’re the best in the business when it comes to protecting family homes. They’re large and formidable opponents, capable of taking down home invaders or burglars. But they also respond well to training and can safely be around young children and others in the family. 

As well as protecting your family, these dogs also make great companions. The whole family will love these dogs and they’re very gentle and friendly with children. Knowing that your trusted companion will leap to your defence when the time comes gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to dog ownership. 

Here at Family Protection Dogs, we choose the best stock of German Shepherd pups available, the same kind that go to work with police units around the world. We then make use of their intelligence and protective nature to put them through a vigorous training regime.  


Rottweilers are known far and wide as a dog not to be trifled with. Thanks to their strong bite and powerful muscles, they can do serious damage to an intruder. They also have a foreboding appearance and a loud bark, which is enough to scare off many intruders.

The downside to Rottweilers is that they aren’t as easily trainable as German Shepherds. Without the intelligence of a German Shepherd, it’s difficult to train them to follow commands in a tense situation. Although they make good deterrents, they’ll never be as reliable as a German Shepherd in a tough situation. 

Cane Corso

It’s all in the name! Cane Corso is Latin for “bodyguard dog”, so you can be sure this pooch has got your back. The average Cane Corso is a good family dog too.

Bred since ancient times, this mastiff-type dog has strong fighting power and good protective instincts. 


This chunky, short-haired dog is from the mastiff family. It’s a bulky dog that can hold its own in a fight and is prized by many for its defensive abilities. In some cases, it can make a good personal protection dog.

Boxers can be extremely protective of their family units. This can sometimes cause an issue as they may be overly distrustful of strangers. It can be difficult to welcome friends or family members over to your home if a 

Another downside to the Boxer is that they are more high maintenance than some other breeds. These high energy pups need plenty of exercise, so they’re best suited to very active families with plenty of time for walkies and playtime.  

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a South African dog. Originally bred for hunting lions, they’re truly formidable fighters! They also have an intelligent and loyal nature along with a beautiful physical appearance. 

Since the best Rhodesian Ridgebacks must be acquired from special breeders in Africa, it can be a little difficult to acquire quality specimens.

Great Dane

The Great Dane is another great option for those looking for a little extra protection. These large dogs look pretty imposing and also boast a loud bark and growl.

In a pinch, a Great Dane is unlikely to be the best option to protect your family. They aren’t bred for following instructions or working well under pressure. So, when the deterrent fails, you might find yourself in trouble. 

Giant Schnauzers

With their large size and naturally protective nature, Giant Schnauzers are another popular breed used as guard dogs. Although they have something of an adorable appearance, their large size means they still act as a formidable deterrent. 

Giant Schnauzers also aren’t ideal for families with younger children. Although they are friendly to children, they can be quite energetic and boisterous, making them unsuitable for some households. This is another breed that requires quite a lot of time investment, needing lots of physical and mental stimulation. 

Family Protection Dogs For All Your Needs

Whatever kind of family protection dogs you choose, you need to ensure they’re properly trained to protect you. That means getting a dog from a reputable company with a history of providing a quality service.

We get our dogs from expert breeders in Europe, the same ones that provide dogs to police forces for use in K9 units. These dogs will keep your family safe for a lifetime, acting as a deterrent in the first instance, but capable of biting and holding intruders or criminals if necessary. 

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about our services and how guard dogs are right for you. Contact us today and find out more about what we can do for you. 


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