A pet is generally kept at home to provide company, joy, and protection. Some pets, particularly dogs, can protect their owners.
The following are the top five pets for protection:
1. The Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is a mixed breed dog that can be used for protection. It can use its massive size to throw intruders to the ground if they dare invade the premises. This surprisingly quick and agile dog does not require much training. Its good temperament makes this dog an ideal family pet. However, extra care should be taken around small children; the Bullmastiff with its massive size can easily knock them down.
2. The German Shepherd
The German Shepherd, or “Alsatian” as it is called in the region of Europe it comes from, needs no introduction. It has long been a favorite family pet. Large, strong, and agile, the German Shepherd is a social animal. It can very easily be trained for investigation purposes owing to its intelligence and sniffing prowess. It is efficient in search and rescue operations and can be of great assistance to people with special needs.
The Rottweiler has a huge and powerful body. It has a reputation for being a very energetic dog. Running around, or chasing a ball keeps it alert and watchful. It also likes to swim. The dog is easily trainable and won't let strangers get anywhere near its territory. It is a calm and quiet dog indoors, so it can be kept in a house with a small yard, or in an apartment.
4.The Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman has been trained to be the ultimate guard dog for protection for over a hundred years. Medium in size, it is an intelligent animal. Doberman Pinschers love human interaction and physical closeness.
It is determined and assertive, and has great strength, energy, and stamina. Regular exercise keeps it fit and obedient.
5. The Giant Schnauzer
Large and powerful, the Giant Schnauzer is a guard dog by nature. Though it is not a popular dog in the U.S., it has the reputation of being an excellent police and military dog in many other countries.
The Giant Schnauzer requires obedience training, but it is a sensitive dog. Overemphasis on training can emotionally hurt this dog because it is very territorial and dominant. It will not tolerate another male dog at home. When trained properly, and taken good care of, it can be one of the best pets for protection.
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