Shepherd Dogs

If you are a fan of large shepherd dogs like Caucasian Ovcharka, Central Asian Ovcharka, Turkish Kangal (Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Karabash), Akbash, and Buryat, the Mongolian Wolfhound, you are welcome!

It is widely believed that the civilized breeds of dog are better bodyguards than the shepherd dogs. Here I would like to express my opinion that this statement is somewhat wrong.

Many people believe that livestock guardians (a so-called LGD) are naturally more talented as protectors of premises than as defenders of their owners, whereas the type of breeds like Rottweiler, Fila Brasileiro, Cane Corso and similarly are naturally less talented as the protectors of premises and more talented as the defenders of their owners. But Wolfhounds have the best general endowments and after they have passed through a certain course of training on a neutral territory, they are becoming the most effective defenders out of all the breeds of dog.

In the majority of cases the Wolfhound like a natural protector without any training won't be the excellent defender of its owner. But the training of defense of the owner will develop the Wolfhound's aggression toward strangers also outside the zones of the protection of estates and it teaches the Wolfhound the defense of its owner on a neutral territory. If the owner often uses to be "attacked" by the helper on a neutral territory, his Wolfhound very quickly learns to defend its owner and so it becomes a bodyguard, who is finally the most effective one out of all the types of dogs. So apart from the title of the excellent protector of estates the Wolfhound gets one more title - the excellent defender of its owner.

Writings for download:

Caucasian Ovcharka and Shepherd Dogs.

"The point in the Shepherd Dog's life is an ever-lasting readiness for fight with a beast or a stranger."

There are another breeds of dog than the above-mentioned that can be more or less taken for the Wolfhounds, too, like Irish Wolfhound, Yugoslavian Sheepdog, Kuvasz, South Russian Ovcharka, Spanish Mastiff, Maremma Sheepdog, Tibetan Mastiff, Tatra Mountain Sheepdog, Komondor, Estrela Mountain Dog, Portuguese Mastiff, Pyrenean Mountain Dog and similarly.

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