Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Most Popular Guard Dogs of the World


Guard Dogs belong to the special breed category because they possess special talent or skill that make them naturally effective as protectors of life and property. Btw have you ever wondered that what is the difference between a watch dog and a guard dog?
Both guard dogs and watch dogs bark to alert their owners of an intruder’s presence and scare away the intruder. The watch dog’s function ends here; a guard dog is capable of attacking or restraining the intruder.
Here are some of the most popular guard dogs from around the world. I may have missed out some so share your guard dog’s suggestions in comments section.
German shepherd

German Shepherds are well known for their police work. Because of their keen sense of smell and their ability to work under extreme conditions, they are widely used in search and rescue operations, including explosives searching and narcotics detection, cadaver searching, among others.
Doberman pinscher

Although Doberman Pinschers are ideal for companionship because of their being lively and energetic, the earlier breeds were commonly used as guard dogs, because of their intelligence and alertness. Doberman Pinschers are generally gentle, intelligent and loving dogs.
Rottweiler

Rottweilers are powerful breed of dogs with well developed guarding and herding instincts. They are ancient breed that were used by their masters in herding cattle and were very effective in driving away intruders.
American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier was used by farmers and ranchers for protection from intruders and as family companions. They are famous for demonstrating obedience; versatility and agility .They are primarily used in competitions for their noted qualities that complement sports related competitions.
Sharplaninec

Sharplaninec, also known as Yugoslav Shepherd Dog is a large, muscular, strongly-built dog. The breed has a highly protective nature. In the absence of a flock of sheep, the sharplaninac will often treat its humans as sheep – herding them away from danger or undesirable areas.
Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier gives the impression of strength and courage. This breed is highly intelligent dog and very loyal to its master. They bond deeply to family members.
American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is well built, stocky and looks very strong and stable. The American Bulldog is best with experienced owner as they are quite powerful dogs. 
Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is a courageous, loyal, calm and loving dog. It has also a strong protective instinct and will defend its owners against treat from intruders. They normally attack and knocks the intruder over with its massive built and pins them to the ground. 
Kunming Wolf Dog

Kunming Wolf Dog originated in China. It is similar in appearance to the German Shepherd dog but stands taller in the back and has a shorter coat. Kunmings are seldom used as pet dogs but is widely used by Chinese military and police.
Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff dog is one of the largest breed of guard dogs. It is a sturdy and massively built and weighs over 100lbs. As a flock guardian dog in Tibet, it is tenacious in its ability to confront predators the size of wolves and leopards.

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