The Bouvier Dog: A History of an Intelligent, Athletic and Loyal Canine

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The Bouvier Breed: Personal Protection Dogs with a Rich History Although it may be difficult to imagine, it turns out that monasteries may be the ancestral home of the Bouvier dog – specifically, Flemish monasteries. It’s important to remember that, back in the Middle Ages, monasteries were constantly under threat from outside invaders. Since these… Read more »

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Origin of the Giant Schnauzer

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According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Giant Schnauzer is a larger and more powerful version of the Standard Schnauzer. Since the Giant Schnauzers arrival in America in the 1930s, they have become popular show dogs. They are also gaining traction as loyal companions, police working dogs, and personal protection dogs. Breed Origins The… Read more »

Malinois Protection Dog

Origins of the Malinois Protection Dog

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The Belgian Malinois breed is originally from Belgium and has traditionally been used primarily to herd cattle and sheep. Along with herding, this breed is particularly adept at things like obedience, agility, Schutzhund, tracking, and guard work. September 29, 1981, was when the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club was originally formed. On November 15th of that… Read more »

How to Housebreak your Puppy Protection Dog

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The process of housebreaking a new puppy often leaves anxious new owners trembling in their shoes, but it does not have to be this way. You have nature working on your side, so with a little work, you will be successful very quickly. Puppies Are Naturally Housebroken Puppies eat and defecate within minutes of being… Read more »

Border Patrol Protection Dog

History of the Border Patrol Protection Dog

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As trainers, we know that a protection dog must have a certain combination of traits in order to excel in their role. Certain bloodlines have been bred to have a higher concentration of desirable traits, including the right temperament, sufficient pain tolerance, physical strength and endurance, a lightweight bone structure, speed and stamina, and similar… Read more »

Sport dog vs personal protection dog

Sport Dogs vs. Personal Protection Dogs

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The terms “sport dog” and “personal protection dog” are often used interchangeably. However, there are some important differences between a dog that is bred and trained for sport and a dog that is bred and trained to provide protection. If you are currently shopping for sport dogs or personal protection dogs for sale, you will… Read more »

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Schutzhund vs. Protection dog training

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One of the most common questions that I receive is, “What is Schutzhund and how does it differ from protection dog training? First, let’s discuss the methodology of Schutzhund and its origins. During the early twentieth century, a founder of the German Shepherd breed, Max vom Stephanitz, was seeking to standardize the optimal utility temperament… Read more »