Today is National Dog Day. So, what does that mean for security?
Dogs are often called all-in-one security systems because of their innate ability to deter, detect and react to situations—often providing one of the greatest sources of protection for businesses, homes and people. Throughout human history, people have relied upon dogs to provide a line of defense against the unknown and other threats.
So, which dogs are best at providing security? Cesarsway.com, a dog training website and resource, has created a list of the Top 10 Dog Breeds for Protection.
Top 10 Dog Breeds for Protection
1. Bullmastiff – This breed is known for its physical strength, protection instincts, courageousness, and extreme family loyalty. If an intruder crosses its path, a Bullmastiff will typically use its strength to knock them over or block their path. The breed is very docile in a family environment, however, and makes a great household pet.
2. Doberman Pinscher – If you have a large piece of property that you are trying to protect, a Doberman Pinscher is a great guard dog for you. This breed is incredibly fast and is able to reach an intruder in a short amount of time. Known as the fifth-smartest dog breed in the world, Dobermans are fearless, alert, and loyal dogs.
3. Rottweiler – Originally bred as cattle-protecting dogs, Rottweilers are known to be relentless protectors of their pack. They are an intelligent breed and extremely loyal to their owners. Rottweilers are known to be aloof with strangers until properly introduced to them and are very quick learners.
While dogs are great for security, they are still living creatures that can get tired or be distracted. They also can’t speak to tell you where a threat came from, what happened leading up to their encounter or provide recorded, visual evidence for future prosecution or remediation. That’s why it’s important to utilize several solutions for your security, such as employing surveillance camera systems, security guards, access control and others.
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