Education for New Puppy and Dog Owners

Puppy Dog Articles

A Guide to Guard Dog Breeds

"a healthy dog or puppy will bring years of joy"

Thank you for visiting our website dedicated to puppies and dogs.

Puppies For Sale
Dog Breeders
Canadian Breeders
Dog Kennels
For Sale by States
 Crossbreed/Designer Dogs

Puppy and Dog Names
 Photos of Puppies & Dogs

Site Info

Home Page
Advertise Your Puppies
Contact Us
Pet Resources

Premium Breeder LogIn
Search

 Link to PuppyDogWeb.Com

Education

Dog, Care, Info and Resources for Dog Owners
Things you should know about your Dog or Puppy
 
Did You Know...
59% of those surveyed say pets are good for their health and the health of their family and help them relax. 40% say that owning a dog motivates them to exercise on a regular basis. Three-quarters of dog owners consider their dog like a child or family member and more than half of cat owners say the same (NPOS). From APPMA


A Guide to Guard Dog Breeds

Choosing a guard dog requires a little foresight, especially if you have young children. Many watch dog breeds have strong guardian instincts, but not all have the temperament for withstanding tail pulling and roughhousing.

Popular Guard Dog Breeds

Five popular watch dog breeds include:

  • Boxer
  • Bullmastiff
  • Doberman
  • German Shepherd
  • Rottweiler

Choosing a Watch Dog

When looking for a dog with guardian instincts, stop and consider how much time you have to invest in training and care. A guard dog with long hair coats need daily grooming. Even short haired dogs need brushing, though not necessarily daily. If you work long hours, look for a laid-back guardian breed that doesn't tend to be quite as susceptible to separation anxiety.

Finally, consider your yard and residence. Most watch dogs need room to run. If you don't have the time for lengthy walks every day, you will need a guard dog that doesn't mind hanging out inside the majority of the time.

Boxer

Boxer's reach a maximum height of 25 inches and weigh upwards of 70 pounds. They are very affectionate with their family, including young children, but they are extremely wary of strangers entering your home. You do need to spend time training your boxer to protect your home without attacking people on the street or who come to your door.

Bullmastiff

A fully grown bullmastiff weighs 100 to 130 pounds. The guard dog stands about 27 inches high and has short fur, but very wrinkly skin. If a bullmastiff gets wet, it is important that the dog is dried properly to prevent bacterial infections.

Bullmastiffs are relatively easy to train, but does require an owner who is willing to invest time going to obedience classes. With proper training, bullmastiffs are calm with visitors and don't object to laying around the house.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman are outstanding guard dogs. They are sleek, move quickly and are extremely intelligent making them fun to train. They also enjoy lots of activity.

Doberman Pinschers stand 27 inches high and weigh up to 90 pounds. With short coats of fur, Doberman groom easily. Brushing their coat every couple of days suffices.

German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd dogs make excellent watch dogs, but they can be nippy with young children. Be willing to invest a bit of time training your dog. They have an incredible nose and are used in many areas as drug dogs and police dogs.

Be careful of hip problems in a German Shepherd as the guardian breeds are known for deteriorating hips. Their longer fur requires daily brushing. Expect a Shepherd to stand 25 inches high and weigh up to 100 pounds.

Rottweiler

Rottweilers may seem scary to strangers, but most dogs are extremely gentle and obedient. They weigh up to 110 pounds and stand 27 inches high, so they can look intimidating.

Training a Rottweiler is key to ensuring the dog differentiates between a threatening situation and a stranger coming to your door. Otherwise, they tend to be fine with anyone you bring into your home.

Related Articles...
How to Choose a Dog Breed

Understanding Dog Behavior
Before You Buy a Puppy: 8 Questions to Ask
What to Look for in Good Dog Breeders
The Best Dogs to Fit Your Lifestyle
Dog Breeds and Children
How to Choose a Dog Breed
The 5 Most Athletic Dog Breeds
Finding the Perfect Dog Breed for Your Family
The 10 Best Family Dog Breeds by Popularity
The Benefits of Guard Dog Training


Healthy Puppy Check Up
Bringing Home Your New Puppy
Preparing for Your New Puppy
Training Your Puppy
Behavior Puppy Problems
Feeding Your Puppy
Healthy of Your Puppy
Christmas Puppies Behavior Problems
Cost of Owning a Dog
Dog Travel
How Old is Your Dog
Training Dogs
Choosing the Right Toy or Treat Contracts
Receipt & Holding
Sales
Spay/Neuter
Dog Laws
When a Dog is a Lemon
Puppy Lemon Laws
Dog Bits
Health Articles
Dog Emergency's
Heartworm, Is Your Dog at Risk?
How old is Your Dog
Household Toxic Substances
Skunk Removal Formula
Traveling with your Pet
Shipping Your Puppy


Home Page


Cutest Puppies
"Vote for Your Favorite Puppy"

Puppies for Sale Rate Chart
We are one of the top websites directories for puppies for sale and dogs for sale from private dog breeders. The PuppyDogWeb.Com has been online for over 17 years and is dedicated to just dogs and puppies.

Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy

02/03/2015
Copyright MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands All rights reserved.

PuppyDogWeb.Com is where you can learn about breeds of dogs and puppies, talk to dog breeders about their puppies for sale, see thousands of photos of dogs by viewers and find a name for your new puppy. We have been online since 1997 serving the community of dog people.
This Site is About: Puppies, Dogs, Dog Breeders,
Kennels, Dogs For Sale, Puppies For Sale