Whether you are looking for family guard dogs or personal protection dogs, one of the ultimate pet protectors is Canis Panthers. The breed of dog is defensive-minded, suspicious of strangers, very agile, extremely beautiful, and highly intelligent. These guard dogs have a fine nose, a wide jaw and chest, and a heavily muscular body.
Owners remove the rear dewclaws, dock the tail, and crop the ears of these guard dogs. Canis Panthers are loyal to their family ‘pack’ and owner. They are natural protectors. Michael Gypsy Stratten, L. Lopez, and ‘Scorpio’ Jones were personal dog trainers living in the inner city who had a difficult time obtaining excellent dogs from breeders because of their training purpose.
Young men in the military and stationed in Germany scouted for what the trio considered ‘better’ dogs for the purpose. The Rottweiler, Giant Schnauzer, German Shepherd, and Doberman were popular in the 1970s. The cost of purchasing the dogs and paying quarantine fees along with the uncertainty of the young men shipping the guard dogs prevented using them.
Creating a guard dog was the only solution. The men used the Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, black Labrador, and black Great Dane. They wanted the dogs to be the ultimate personal protection dogs or family protection dogs. The breed is now fully developed. Bloodlines and multi-generation pedigrees are established.
The men are happy with the result. These strong and breed true protection dogs are suspicious of strangers but sensitive and loving to family and owners. They form a strong bond with their family ‘pack.’ That bond makes them great protection dogs and companions. In the family pack, the Canis Panther is a sensitive and loving animal.
Becoming Part of the Pack
The Canis Panther is extremely loyal, easy to train, and very intelligent. It excels as a guard dog, agility, and obedience. They are excellent guard dogs and hopelessly devoted to their pack. Canis Panthers are not aggressive to other animals. When introduced properly, they do well in homes with children and other pets.
To be successful Canis Panther owners, the family needs to achieve pack leader status. Dogs have a natural instinct for order in the pack. Humans that live with dogs become the dogs’ pack. There is a single leader in the pack. The Canis Panthers are naturally dominant. The dominance combined with natural protective instincts makes them best suited for professional training and socialization
For that reason, it is imperative that all humans possess a higher order in the pack. Humans, not dogs, need to make the decisions. That established order is the only way a relationship with a Canis Panther is completely successful. Canis Panthers are defensive of their territory and need to be well-socialized. Socialization is best accomplished when dogs and children are young. The breed is naturally leery of strangers but friendly to people it knows.
Canis Panther Characteristics
The average males of this breed are 28 inches at their weathers and weigh between 130 and 150 pounds. Females have an average height of 27 inches and weigh up to 115 pounds. Trainers report no problems with these healthy and strong dogs.
When choosing a Canis Panther, ask to see the parents of the dog and for an ability demonstration. Legitimate breeders know the importance of supervision, discipline, and obedience for any large dog breed. The breeders feel fortunate about their involvement with Canis Panther.
After many years of true breeding, they want the breed to excel. The suitable owner for a Canis Panther is serious about personal or family protection. Owners are willing to train and love the protection dogs for years to come. In return, they have a guard dog that loves and protects the family or business.
Canis Panthers are solid-colored dogs. Colors include evenly dispersed blue/gray, fawn/buckskin, chocolate, and black. The fur is short. Because of the short fur of the Canis Panther, living conditions require indoor housing. The short-haired coat is easy to take care of and groom. They shed a little year-round. Shedding increases slightly a couple of times each year. Lint rollers come in handy to remove hair from clothing.
A large area is necessary for the dogs to run. Daily, long walks are part of caring for Canis Panthers. Dogs are not tolerant of extreme heat. The Canis Panther is more tolerant than most, but leaving them outdoors in 105-degree weather is not acceptable.
The life expectancy of a Canis Panther is ten to 11 years. There is no record of health-related concerns or issues. Litters consist of four to six puppies. The Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the Personal Protection Dog Association recognize the breed.