An unequalled watch and protection dog with high guarding instincts. They will not provoke a fight, but neither will they back down from other dogs that try to dominate them. The Cane Corso Italiano is generally quiet around the home if given enough exercise. Not for beginners.
Excellent watch and guard dog. Can be protective. Some individuals are able to climb almost as well as a cat. The American Staffordshire Terrier has a very high tolerance for pain. Comparatively less noisy than many other terriers. If carefully bred and correctly trained, this loyal dog is a wonderful pet; however, he is not for the novice or timid owner.
Superbly adapted scavengers. Most possess a natural superpower: They can convince a human to feed them.
Powerful, large, graceful. Ferociously protective. Territorial. A superb watchdog that barks only when he suspects something is really wrong. Usually quiet in the house. Akitas can withstand bitter cold, but has a very low heat tolerance. Needs a high fenced-in yard. Should be owned only by a very experienced person. Definitely not for first-time dog owners.
Territorial and has a tendency towards resource guarding. Quiet in the house. Not barkers, but they can make weird noises. Have many catlike qualities. Naturally clean. Shiba Inus are good jumpers, therefore are great escape artists. Not to be trusted off leash as they love to chase (high prey drive).
Large, powerful, sturdy. Bullmastiff enjoy a lot of interaction with the family, but they are not usually playful. Generally considered low-energy, especially indoors. Has very low heat tolerance. He tends to drool, slobber and snore. Puppies may seem uncoordinated and tends to chew. These dogs are very sensitive to the tone of your voice and need someone to speak with an air of assertiveness, but not harshness. The Bullmastiff is extremely powerful and needs a firm master who is confident and consistent. Not for an inexperienced or passive owner.
Graceful, strong, agile, active. German Shepherds are highly territorial; very protective of their families; makes good watchdog and guard dog. Some poorly bred individuals may be shy or inappropriately aggressive. Best with experienced owners, because they may challenge their owners for leadership.
Boxers are excellent watch and guard dogs. They need a lot of human interaction. Agile, athletic, strong. Some are hyperactive. They can be escape artists. It is postulated that the name Boxer came from the way the Boxer likes to use his front paws in a cat-like manner for just about everything. Boxers have very low threshold for heat and they snore due to their short muzzle.
Needs plenty of attention but less than other small breeds. Small as he is, he is not in the Toy Group and does not have a “toy” personality. Protective of his family, sometimes too much so. Acute hearing. Can handle cold weather. Good as a family dog or companion for one person.
Enjoys human company. Does not tolerate heat or cold. Some can climb. Some snore. A naturally clean dog.
Elegant, quick-footed. Likes to be the center of attention. Thrives on human companionship; however, he does not need constant attention. Sedate in the house, especially as he matures. Should not be allowed to play roughly, as he could be injured. Tends to jump on people. Has no doggy odour. No cold tolerance. Slow to mature.