Vicente B: what is the best guard and attack dog?
is it the rottweiler or the presa, what about the cane corso, tosa inu, akita, alsatian, bullmastiff, caucasian mountain dog, tibetan mastiff, fila or bordeaux dogue....argentinian dogue
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Answer by purepwnage
Answer by Aleksandar
I want to sugest SOP (serbian defense dog aka srpski odbrambeni pas) try some youtube and see what the dog does! I`ve seen a few, and let me tell you a "professional" training just ruins the dogs natural aloofness and agression (toward strangers). Think: isnt it better that the atacker DOESNT KNOW that the dog will attack his right hand? (which is what they teach dogs in training)
SOP are EXTREMELY INTELIGENT AND DEVOTED and they really HATE strangers…they are about 70 cm high 50 kg and double faster that Rottweiler!
Answer by thing
A terrier is the most willing attack dog- that's why the pit was created in the first place, they were willing to sacrifice size for a terrier personality. Unlike rottweilers etc terriers were bred to kill- even akitas usually held the prey at bay until the hunter arrived, and most of the other dogs are shepherds which might be difficult to keep satisfied without a flock or a more challenging job than just being a guard. Argentinian dogues tend to be slow learners which is not something you want in a guard dog, no matter how impressive they may look.
Generally speaking, any dog which is popular as a 'tough' dog is hard to buy as a good guard dog, as they are often bred for poor temperaments eg high aggression, which is often linked to fear (as it is usually tested), so if you breed for high aggression you will get a dog which bites and runs away. Calm dogs who are unfazed by anything but are good at judging body language, who can follow commands and can work independently, are the best guard dogs. They'll leave people who do no harm alone, and that way you'll be able to keep them. Otherwise you can end up with a serious accident- what if the dog doesn't recognise you as you come home in the dark and bites you, or a friend who comes in without calling you first? It's happened to me with a small dog, it would be a disaster if it happened with a big one like Caucasian Ovcharka.
I'd say a trained lab/terrier mix would probably be the best for a personal attack dog- good bite strength, intelligent, tenacious, fighting instincts, reliable if well-trained, and you have the element of surprise. You can get one easily at most shelters (at least near here), and it'll cost less than a purebred puppy of one of the bully breeds. Otherwise an adult rottweiler or bullmastiff (so you can evaluate the temperament reliably), again easily obtained at shelters. Either way, it would be a good idea to get an experienced trainer to help you, and you must choose a calm dog.
Actually, come to think of it, that you're listing a lot of large dog breeds and not really showing that you know much about them, and that you're asking this question of a bunch of random strangers on the internet, suggests that you might not be ready for a guard dog. An attack dog is never a good idea for a normal person, a sentry dog would be better and just as effective.
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