If you are a dog lover, then this is for you. This is a list of the best 5 dog breeds you should consider guarding your home with.
Whether you live in mushin , Benin, Portharcourt, oshodi or ajegunle, these breeds will make potential intruders think twice.
NB: If you want the best from your dog, get a pure breed and not the cheap diluted ones you see around.
See list below:-
These are medium sized breeds and are very common in Nigeria. The Rottweiler has a natural tendency to assert dominance if not properly trained.
They are medium barkers and would rather give a warning growl before attempting an attack.
The best part of them is that they have a very very mean look that would send a stranger running for his life. Cost of maintenance isn’t bad either.
4. French Mastiff
Similar traits with rotts but are far bigger. They have the biggest heads in the canine world too. They only bark when they need too and are great with kids.
This is my favorite breed tho. We owned one years ago before she died. There are many reputable breeders around Nigeria.
3. Caucasian Shepherds
Very popular among Nigerian homes. They can be very territorial and aggressive. They aren’t good with kids either so if you consider keeping one, always be on the lookout for kids around.
They are also very large and have a great tendency to bark compared to rotts and French mastiffs. They can bark at anything even flies and birds.
If you don’t like noise or you live in a serene environment, stay away from this breed.
The breed originally bred to fight off lions and guard home and farms. These breeds are very large, muscular and intimidating.
They bark when necessary and not unnecessarily. They are easy to train and maintain. If you get a boarboel to guard your compound, you have no worries.
1. Doberman Pinscher
What more can you ask for in a security dog? Athletic, mean looking, fast etc. They are good barkers as well and only bark when necessary.
They are very territorial meaning your compound is theirs and will protect it and the occupants at all costs. To make matters worse, they have a very mean look.
Just a stare from them will make you run for your dear life.
They are arguably the most beautiful and elegant in the dog world. When we were kids, we commonly called them police dog.