Guard dog VERSUS attack dog

08-05-2016 11-31-33 ص

People get security dogs to scare strangers from coming into their properties not to scare themselves and their own families. Past experiences of others, can help you find out about security dog breeds, and how to choose the right pup for you. Scroll down to learn more!


Guard Dogs

Guard dogs are not trained to attack. They can only learn how to warn their owner about the intruder who is trying to walk into their property. Opposite to what many people think, guard dogs cannot be good attack dogs, nor does an attack dog make a good guard dog. The typical guard dogs can be found in any of the following small breeds: Chihuahua, Pug, Chow Chow, Share-Pei, and Pekingese.


Attack Dogs

Depending on the pivotal role that attack dog breeds played with humans through history, they are now important key players in the police and military forces.

During the height of the Roman Empire, the Roman army used the frightening ferociousness of attack dogs to break through the first lines of the enemy’s army.

During the more recent history of wars, trained attack dogs had been very helpful in protecting troops from sudden attacks. They were trained by the military professionals to be their sentry guards. Those silent scouts’  main role was to early detect the presence of enemies and to warn troops to diminish any chances of enemies to make an ambush. The presence of such scouting-trained attack dogs among the troops was crucial, and they helped many lucky soldiers to survive.

During World War II, the US military forces called for donating pet dogs to join them. After trainings, and through trial and error with more than thirty breeds, they could exclude the most handful breeds for military work. The ideal breeds they picked included German shepherd, Belgian Pinscher, and Farm Collie.

“Well-trained attack dogs engage and stop biting on command. Otherwise, they never attack unless someone threats their owner.”

Attack dogs proved that they have love for their humans. They are obedient, loyal, social, and some of them can truly have a highly developed intelligence.

Taking an attack dog as a family pet can be a difficult decision to make as they can be a source of trouble. If they are not properly trained, they can attack unsuspected people without warning or cause.

While certain dog breeds such as Pit Bulls are not considered safe with children, the German shepherd, Bulldog, Belgian Sheepdog, and Collie are known to be great with kids and family.

If you decided to own an attack dog, it is important to research which is better for you and for your family, and take into consideration that some local laws may prevent owing certain dog breeds.

Contemporary recommended attack and protection breeds of dogs are Rottweiler, Bullmastiff, German shepherd, American Bulldog, and American Pit Bull Terrier.


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Via PetMD