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A well-trained dog is a happy dog.

A well-trained dog is a happy dog.

Dogs are social animals that respond well to an authoritative owner who has put the effort into showing a dog what their role is and when and where they are expected to perform it.

When attending dog training classes, a dog will learn obedience to their owner, but dogs are intelligent animals and enjoy having Continue reading

Training your dog to be a great companion

A dog can be a person’s best friend or its worst nightmare, and it all comes down to how well behaved your canine pet is. Regardless of the breed, the age or the gender, to truly enjoy the company of your dog you should take time to Continue reading

Are guard dogs a good way to keep your property safe?

Dogs have been the man’s best friend for thousands of years, the friendship going back the times man first domesticated beasts and to this day, dogs are still the most loyal animals around. Nowadays dogs are mostly pet companions but they are still used in other parts of the world as protection dogs by shepherds.

As many of us know there are many types of dogs, from small ones that are very energetic to the big ones that remind us they are the cousins of the still untainted wolf, so it may not be a surprise that the big ones are still Continue reading

Russia Unveils Dog Armour

In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks you may be looking to improve security for your family by looking for family protection dogs for sale.

The terrorist attacks that took place in Paris last month have led to many people, organisations and countries considering how they can Continue reading

Chow Chows Revealed As Most Claim-Prone Pooches

If you’re looking at investing in personal protection dogs, it might be wise to avoid buying a Chow Chow, as new research has revealed that these dogs are in fact the most claim prone, so you could find yourself spending a lot of money on insurance.

Conducted by Direct Line Pet Insurance, the study found that 64 per cent of these dogs have had incidents that resulted in their owners having to Continue reading

German Shepherds Ranked As Best Personal Protection Dogs

German shepherds have topped a ranking of the most popular personal protection dogs. Analysis from animal research firm Pet Breeds revealed the canines, which are often used for search and rescue operations, are highly sought after due to their obedience, fierce bite and trainability.

The analysis was based on Animal Planet data and the 2014 American Kennel Club Popularity Rankings. The final list had 29 breeds Continue reading

Genome Engineering Creates Extra-Muscular Beagles

Those looking for family and personal protection dogs for sale may be interested to hear that scientists in China have been working on genome engineering to create particularly muscly beagles that are very strong runners so would be well suited to military applications or hunting.

Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health say they now intend to create dogs that have other DNA mutations, such as those that copy human diseases like muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s, the MIT Technology Review reports.

They believe they are the first to use gene editing in order to Continue reading

Woman’s Dog Scares Off Bear During Attack

A woman is hailing her canine companion as an exceptional guard dog after the pooch earned its stripes by scaring off a marauding bear.

Kate Cholewa was at the Point of Rocks Fishing Access Site at Yellowstone River in Missouri, US, when the bear attacked her. Talking to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, she said she was walking her 12-year-old black Labrador mix Carmen at the time of the incident.

Ms Cholewa claimed the canine’s hackles rose, and she was suddenly face-to-face with the Continue reading

Maremma Guard Dogs Needed To Protect Penguins

A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to find and train two maremma to serve as guard dogs and protect colonies of penguins on Middle Island, just off the coastal town of Warrnambool in Victoria, from fox attacks, the Guardian reports.

Maremmas are working dogs that are usually used to protect livestock but they were introduced to Middle Island back in Continue reading

Dog Allergies ‘Triple In 12 Months’

Those with family and personal protection dogs should perhaps be aware that dog allergies seem to be on the rise, tripling in the last year, with bulldogs, crossbreeds and springer spaniels experiencing the most problems among all breeds.

Conducted by Continue reading

Guard Dog Injured By Pack Of Wolves

If you’re in the UK and looking for guard dogs for sale, it’s unlikely that wolf attacks will be high on your list of concerns, but not so if you’re in the US where one poor dog has just been bitten by a pack of wolves – and seriously injured into the bargain.

Sheep dog Johnsey, a cross between a Great Pyrenees, Maremma and Akbash, was looking after some 200 sheep in a field in north-east Washington when the incident occurred, the first of its kind involving the Huckleberry wolf pack since summer 2014 Continue reading

Many Dogs Still Not Microchipped

If you are looking for protection dogs for sale, then make sure you get them microchipped when you finally bring them home.

There will be a legal requirement from April next year for all dogs to be microchipped with information about their Continue reading

Choosing A Bed For Your Dog

Did you know your personal protection dogs could require 12 hours of sleep a day?

It is important to ensure your dog gets appropriate amounts of sleep so they can work effectively and remain in tip top health. It is particularly important with puppies, who can actually die from exhaustion, so make sure there is enough sleep scheduled into your working dog’s life. Continue reading

Top Breeds For Guard Dogs

Traditionally, you may be envisaging a German shepherd, which are well known for their strength and intelligence. In fact German shepherds are increasingly used as guide dogs due to their intellect and obedience. Continue reading

Persistent Pup Lands Police Job

With the all the tests and training in place to root out the best dogs for police work, it’s no surprise that these animals also make great guard dogs, and we think you’ll find there are great qualities present in working dogs of all kinds. Continue reading

Alabama Rot Warning For Dog Owners

When involved in working dog training outside, dog owners should be aware that Alabama Rot – a disease that can cause skin sores and sudden kidney failure in pets – is now being seen in the UK.

To encourage greater awareness among owners this spring and summer Continue reading