Which are the favorite guard dog breeds?
We have in past posts explained the differences:- Guard dogs,Watch Dogs,Personal Protection Dogs and attack Dogs.
We will stick to guard dogs in this post.
The K9 Dog Breeds or the official guard dog breeds are:-The Alsatian (GSD),The Doberman,The Malinois and the Rottweiler.
Other guard breeds include;- The Boerboel,Homestead and farm stead guard,the Blood sports or catch dog guards such as the Cane Corso and Cane Presa Canarios.The Bulky guards such as the Neapolitan Mastiff.
Life stock guardians such as the Caucasian Shepherd,the Spanish Mastiff,the Kangal and Boz require a lot of work and require to be converted from their original role of guarding livestock such as Sheep to guarding homes against humans.
For this post we will compare the Rottweiler to the following:
Of the first three on this list,The Rottweiler is the largest and is credited with jaws and bites more powerful than the first 3.
The Cane Corso must be at par with the Rottweiler in jaw strength,may even have stronger jaws being a Blood sport dog in times past.
The Boerboel has more stopping power than the Rottweiler,the Neapolitan Mastiff also.
The security agents choose the Malinois first,and after that the Alsatian.We have established that these two are not the strongest,but they are the most intelligent and the Malinois is incredibly agile.
In guard duties,intelligence,agility,stamina,speed are very important factors.
The Rottweiler has less stamina and speed than the Alsatian,Malinois and Doberman.The Rottweiler also has less speed than the Cane Corso.
With training and conditioning,and choosing from a very good breeder,it is possible to get good Rottweilers that narrow the speed and agility gap,the stamina gap as well,while maintaining the advantage of strength,size and jaw power.
The picture here shows a conditioned Rottweiler,
Photo Credit: totalRottweilermagazine.com