“A good protection dog should be born out of the box with nerves of steel, but with enough intelligence to assess the situation at hand 100% of the time. Hard as nails but soft as cotton towards the handler. Tolerant of people but not ignorant to their intention. This sets up the ultimate dog with minimal training for the real world job at hand.”
If you love a shorter haired dog with a muscular athletic build but miss the old world shepherd qualities of a little more alertness, confidence, and health, then these dogs are for you! The best of both worlds but with solid health and stability. The term protection dog gets thrown around nowadays like garbage in a bin. People use the term with individual ideas of what they think a protection dog is. What people think verses what they know are two very different things. I have been very fortunate by fate to have been around a few mentors that have a vast field of knowledge regarding this subject. Each having personal views and breeds of choice. I was not biased against any breed and worked with any breed in front of me. I remember for the first time watching 3 real protection dogs working together and was amazed to think that I thought a dog that bit a sleeve was the best thing since sliced bread. What an eye opener that was. The owner of those dogs and I became friends and still speak for hours about the subject. Since then, I have seen a lot of different breeds trained in the different types of so called protection. I have also met and worked with (in my opinion) some of the best trainers in the world. My perspective has changed a lot over the years of what breeds are best according to the type of threat and the solution for the specifics of a certain lifestyle.