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¢αυ¢αѕιαи σν¢нαякα #1A
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The list is coming to an end and another Cold War dog is on top, do the RUSSIANS know something we don’t? At 1-A the CAUCASIAN OVCHARKA is one of the oldest GUARD DOG breeds listed, opposite its counterpart in Russia being the newest dog on the block. The ALABAI and CENTRAL ASIAN OVCHARKA are breeds similar to the OVCHARKA, and considered under the same ranking.
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A breed native of the Caucasus mountains, it is one of the oldest molosser breeds sharing its heritage with many of the Soviet funded Red Star Kennel, a military based K9 facility. The breed was utilized in many of the new breed creations the famed kennel produced for military use during the Cold War.
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Throughout my rankings I’ve touched on how important DEFENSIVE drives are for the construction of a great guard dog. The OVCHARKA is the epitome of what we call a DEFENSIVE monster. I read somewhere describing the breed, to get chased and bit by this breed is like getting hit by a 357 magnum. I don’t know what it feels like to be shot by a gun but I do know what it feels like being charged and bitten by this breed, and I’ll say you’ll probably not be alive to tell the story of how you got away.
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The OVCHARKA is a true working dog thats comfortable as a family dog. Due to its untrusting nature, he should not be trusted around strangers. An extra large dog with some weighing as much as 150lbs with thick coats, the breed does well in colder climates but can acclimate to warmer weather. A experienced and firm handler should own this dog and training at an early age is highly advisable since the breed is very dominant. Although the breed is a loyal family member when raised socially, I wouldn’t advice young children without supervision.
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Some defaults: as with all large breed, hips, shoulder and elbows are of concern. A relatively modest life span is to be expected (9 -11yrs) especially for a dog of this size.
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яσттωєιℓєя #3
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The first of the GERMAN breeds to make the list and one that the average person would recognize over the majority of GUARD DOGS previously listed. The ROTTWEILER, ranked 9th most registered dog according to AKC registration continues to be popular despite being labeled the second most DANGEROUS DOG BREED by the Center of Disease Control.
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Initially developed in GERMANY to be a CATTLE DOG and BEAR hunter, the breeds purpose has changed in today’s world where they are now utilized for POLICE, MILITARY, SPORT and of course GUARD WORK. A robust medium to large breed the ROTTIE is known for its biting prowess and once latching onto someone, it will through its body weight the opposite way to throw them off.
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Although highly driven in both DEFENSE and PREY, the latter drive is commonly used to train the ROTTWEILER in SPORT and PPD training. Alert and responsive, trusting little of strangers makes this breed ideal for GUARD work. Lots of socializing and firm training early on is encouraged and when done successfully the breed excels as a family dog, but note MINOR CHILDREN should be supervised when around this breed.
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With a larger than life presence, size, biting power and intimidation being a huge factor an intruder should think twice to approach its home. Many have said that the ROTTWEILER gives the appearance to be slow afoot but “get chased by one and see how slow they are” The breed is truly an ALPHA dog and has its reservations around other dogs.
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Some defaults: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia is prominent within the breed. Adolescent arthritis and cataracts is too. Cancer and a high susceptibility to the PARVO VIRUS as a young pup.
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fιℓα вяαѕιℓєιяσ #4
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Ever heard the quote “shoot first, ask questions later” well that pretty much sums up the quick fuse of the FILA BRASILEIRO. It is the only breed in conformation shows that it’s not mandatory for a judge to touch the dog. In fact if a Fila does not react aggressively towards a judge, then it is faulted.
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This act of aggression is a character trait and a natural instinct of its temperament and a testament of its extremely high DEFENSIVE drive or as it is known within the FILA circle as OJERIZA defined as a dislike and distrust of strangers in Portuguese. The FILA would rank higher if its not so DEFENSIVE MINDED as some of its aggression is based on fear. I’ll break down on a later post what I mean by this.
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A true Breed of Purpose, a large DOG with some as heavy as 150lbs, primarily bred to hunt JAGUARS and GUARD land and property in its native country of BRAZIL, The FILA doesn’t need much PREY drive as it’s OJERIZA is more than enough to make up for its lack of. Athletic, agile and graceful are all touted in the breed. With its powerful CAT like movement they can haul their large body quickly anywhere in a property.
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With all of this being said, the FILA make excellent FAMILY dogs and a great pet for CHILDREN as they are generally highly tolerable of them. Be advised that a FILA will hardly relate to other PEOPLE as it would its FAMILY. This dedication is an ode to an old BRAZILIAN saying “As faithful as a Fila” Alike many breeds they can be STUBBORN and hard to deal with but unlike many MASTIFFS they require a stringent socialization training especially if living the city throughout their life. They don’t take well to other animals.
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Some defaults: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. Due to their unusually high croup (rear legs)They’re also prone to bloat or gastric volvulus distention. General life span of 8 to 10 years. An experienced dog owner should consider this breed, not a newbie.
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We’re at the halfway point and the remaining breeds from here on out are the cream of the crop when it comes to GUARD DOG duties.

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The BOERBOEL at #5 is not only an exception but the rule as it’s a beast on four legs. The BOERBOEL is not as vocal as some of the dogs on the list but their bark will scare your neighbor down the block. Imagine a 150lb plus GAME PIT that’s ready to go on a whim yet complacent that it knows it doesn’t have to be loud to get your attention.
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The breed is renown for his GUARD DOG abilities in its native country of SOUTH AFRICA as the word “Boerboel” derives from “boer” (pronounced boo-r-bull) the AFRIKAAN/DUTCH word for farmer while the word “boel” is an old slang for DOG translating as FARMER DOG” It is today widely known as the only South African dog breed created to DEFEND (hence guard) the homestead due to its strong territorial instincts. The HISTORY of the BOERBOEL was for the purpose of being a GUARDIAN and it upholds this ideal to the fullest. A little less known fact coming from a couple of old time breeders was one of the reasons the dog was bred for was to keep people of color in control.
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A large, powerful and nimble breed the DEFENSIVE prowess is on point, pair it with its high PREY drive and the dog will hunt down any intruder and bring’em back to your door step to show you what they found. One who is interested in the breed should be an experienced large dog owner. This breed needs early socialization and training to get them to understand what is expected of them. This is surely the breed that starting at 10 weeks versus at 10 months will make the difference.
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Some defaults: Hip Dysplasia and other joint issues. Juvenile Epilepsy and Bloat are also as well. Generally another very hardy breed with an average life span between 10 and 12 years.
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αмєяι¢αи вυℓℓ∂σg #6 (A)
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The AMERICAN BULLDOG doesn’t have the flair as say a PRESA, PIT BULL or CANE CORSO does when one thinks of a premier GUARD DOG but don’t let the breed fool you. It ranks with any of those breeds with a true working dog history and titles to boot.
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They’re three types of AB’s, the JOHNSON, SCOTT AND STANDARD TYPE, the last being a cross between the two former types. Ranking will be based off the STANDARD which in recent years has become the prominent and identifiable type of the breed and it’s in this cross that the best WORKING representatives has come about.

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Some believe the AB to be the original BULLDOG brought over by EUROPEAN immigrants in the 1800’s. Those dogs were raw and bulldoggy, today’s STANDARD are more refined and athletic ranging in the 90 to 110lbs with some even larger. The breed has a rich history as a FARM GUARDIAN and CATCH DOG working closely with its human counterpart. A well grounded and loyal breed, it truly makes an excellent family dog making it a pleasure around children. These attributes along with a fearlessness towards strangers is a major plus for GUARD DOG duties.
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The breed is exceptionally PREY driven a typical bulldog trait, mix in a optimal balance of DEFENSIVE drive to which it propels the breed as an above average GUARD DOG. This blend has also allowed the breed to excel in the dog sport arena (SCHUTZHUND, RING SPORT, PERSONAL PROTECTION) where it holds a heavy positive presence.

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Some defaults: Hip, Elbow and Shoulder Dysplasia. Skin issues, joint and ligament mainly ACL tears and Cancer. Some dogs may exhibit breathing issues. Overall a hardy breed with a life span average of 10 to 14 years.
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prєsα cαnαríσ
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If you were asked to physically describe what a GUARD DOG breed would look like, the PRESA CANARIO would come to mind. The PRESA was bred to be a CATCH DOG (a dog used to catch large animals in hunts) a farm dog and guard throughout its history.
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A large, muscular and athletic dog weighing in at around 130lbs. It’s a beast of a dog with fluidity, a slight attitude problem and a commanding presence which places it a HIGH INTIMIDATION factor. Dog and human aggression is also a concern. Firm training, early socialization and a direction of what you want from your dog is recommended.
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The breed has caught the attention of many large dog enthusiast in recent years. As mentioned in the criteria breakdown, DEFENSE drive is the backbone of an optimal GUARD DOG. Its the second dog on the list (behind the CANE CORSO) featuring a balance of both drives, rather than just high DEFENSE. In my opinion the PRESA is better balanced dog than the CANE making it a more suitable choice as a sport or personal protection dog and therefore gaining a notch on this list.
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Overall the PRESA isn’t the definition of a guard dog as would the TIBETAN MASTIFF or the NEO but because of its balance of drives, fierce loyalty for its family and the ability to further develop as a protection dog sets this breed apart from the others.
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Some defaults: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Entropion (Cherry eye) and for male dogs Crytorchidism (where one testicle does not descend) Maturation is slow in this breed as is the majority of all MASTIFF. The dogs take well to both warmer and colder climates, preferring cooler.
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cαnє cσrsσ #9
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Prior to 1988 the CANE CORSO was non-existent in America. By 2014, it ranked 47th according to AKC registrations. On this list the CANE is the first GUARD DOG to exhibit a balanced ratio of DEFENSIVE & PREY drives.
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At an average of 110lbs the CANE (pronounced ka-nee) is smaller than most MASTIFF. In recent years, 140+lbs dogs are becoming common, as long as their bred physically sound with a great temperament. Luckily for the breed, their are many dedicated enthusiasts that are focusing on working dogs rather than the show world.
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The CANE CORSO is considered the only “Coursing” MASTIFF in the dog kingdom. Coursing; a sport of hunting game animals such as hares or larger game with sight rather than scent. There some debate over their history but that’s for another post. Overall this original idea of the breed contributed to a higher prey drive and athleticism.
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The CANE excels as a personal protection and sport dog. Their high aptitude and athleticism is a potent combination and as mentioned in the beginning, the breed exhibits a balance of PREY and DEFENSE drives with the latter being useful for GUARD DOG duties. In a home setting, the CORSO is always “Johnny on the spot” and with some formal training, this breed excels as a guardian.
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A loyal and docile dog around family settings, the breed can be stubborn and do enjoy their alone time (A plus for guard dog duties) with this lending to a moody and temperamental dog at times. When around small children and other small dogs, supervision is advised.
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Some defaults: Hip & Elbow dysplasia, skin issues such a demodectic mange and gastric torsion (stomach bloat) otherwise the breed is a hardy dog with an average span of 9 – 12 years.
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иєαρσℓιтαи мαѕтιff #10 .

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“The essence of the Neapolitan Mastiff is his beastial appearance, astounding head and imposing size and attitude.” (AKC Neo standard)
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At #10 the Neo. An extra large dog often weighing 120lbs plus, giving the breed a HIGH intimidation factor. Looks are deceiving, their sleepy and cumbersome appearance is only a facade as they’re sharper and more athletic than they present.
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An intruder might mistake the Neo for a slow poke but in a yard setting, this dog can turn on like a light switch and catch you. For a MASTIFF they possess an above average defense drive and are surprisingly prey oriented. This combination allows them to stand out as a competent guard dog. The Neo can be STUBBORN and DETERMINED so firm training is imperative.
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Socialization is also important, as they are known to be animal aggressive. Setting rules early and consistency in both training and socializing can be beneficial for their temperament as they mature. Alike most MASTIFFS they mature slowly and as the saying goes “wine ages with time” so does the Neo.
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Throughout its history, the breed was known as a guard dog. Breeders preach the dog will naturally protect but modern Neo’s aren’t often bred or tested for this purpose. Minor protection training would help foster its natural tendencies. In my experiences working the breed in both guard & personal protection, I’m impressed with its acumen towards protection work. They bite hard, have good nerves, a great motor and very little fear.
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Some defaults: drooling, hip dysplasia, skin issues, cherry eye, cardiomyopathy (heart condition) and hypothyroidism. They’re ideal for outside living (better cooler than warmer) but prefers to be indoors close to family which their very fond of. Strangers, not so much.
Someone bringing home a Neo will get their money’s worth.
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As a child someone taught us how to brush our teeth, taught us out ABC’s and 123’s, drive a car, those simple things that sometimes we take for granted, play a role in our lives today.
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It is no different for our dogs. We can’t expect them to understand what a SIT command is or to remember go outside and poop when it’s time if it’s never taught to them.
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Dogs need to be taught everything that is expected of them. If you want your dog to be calm and respectful, then you must teach them so. If you want a great obedient dog then you must teach them to be.
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Consistency and structure will help lead your dog to becoming a part of your family unit. Ignoring either will only set you back and continue to perpetuate behavioral issues.
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Friends, Romans, countryman lend me your ear drums. Ready, dogs are carnivorous by nature and if allowed to be dogs they’ll easily return to their roots to hunt and forage for food.

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There are three (3) types of people when it comes to feeding raw meat to dogs. Those who are too scared to, those that are institutionalized not to and those that just do.

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Feed your dogs raw and see the difference. Ever wonder why dogs in the wild don’t suffer from any of the diseases that domesticated dogs do (parvovirus, corona, lepto) tonnage a few. Dogs in the wild hardly ever have skin issues aside from mange and such but that’s not connected to food. They don’t need any supplements nor are they ever overweight.

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Just things to think of…. share your thoughts.

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