Following several years of lockdown periods, burglaries have dramatically risen in 2022 - with a burglary now taking place every 106 seconds in the UK! A study conducted by Compare the Market has since discovered that burglaries are set to rise by an average of 24% between now and 2026. The need for home security is resultantly at an all-time high.
K9 Patrol trains a variety of dog breeds for security purposes, with well-trained security dogs an excellent way to protect your commercial or domestic property. Whether you need to deter intruders, prevent break-ins or guard your family, your canine companion can do it all.
Our team has resultantly looked at common breeds renowned for making good guard dogs. Samantha Davy, the Senior Manager of K9 Patrol, had the following to say about four of the most popular security dog breeds:
The Four Best Guard Dogs to Protect Life and Property:
1. German Shepherds:
“We like German Shepherds because they are easy to train and totally fearless as well. They’re big, bold dogs that ooze confidence and they’re very intelligent which means they are very easy to train.
Used by police forces and countless security companies, a German Shepherd also makes a very loving and devoted family pet.”
“People can be intimidated by the sheer size and scale of a Rottweiler but with the right training, they can be putty in your hands. Just like the German Shepherd, you’ll find a Rottweiler is an intelligent dog that’s very loyal to its owner.
They are naturally wary of strangers - so if somebody is foolish enough to break into your home your ‘rotty’ will soon send them packing.”
3. Doberman Pinschers:
“This breed is great for large areas because a Doberman can cover a large amount of land in record-breaking time.
Dobermans are moreover one of the smartest dogs you can buy, a fearless animal that will fight to the death to protect their owner. Again, proper training is required, but if you are prepared to put in the effort the rewards are plentiful.”
4. Staffordshire Bull Terriers:
“Sadly, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier receives bad press because of its negative portrayal in the media. The problem lies with the ownership and the training of the dog, or rather, the inappropriate training the dog receives in the wrong hands. These breeds are often sought out by owners that train them for fighting or to use them as ‘status’ symbols.
Despite this reputation, ‘Staffies’ are known as the original ‘nanny dog’ because they will sit by prams and protect the baby inside. They’re not naturally aggressive, make good family pets and will certainly keep your home safe!”.