Education Center

When it comes to owning a trained protection dog there are many questions to be answered. What breed to acquire? What does protection dog training entail? What should a new owner look for?

The Protege K9 education center is designed to answer your questions about protection dog breeds, training, pricing, etc. If you can’t find your answer feel free to contact us for more information.

Protection Dog Breeds

There are several breeds of dogs that can have the capability to be trained to protect home and family. The following are some of the common and not so common breeds.

German Shepherd – When people hear the term ‘protection dog’, ‘police dog’, or ‘guard dog’ the breed that often comes to mind is the German Shepherd. The German Shepherd is a versatile canine that can be trained for numerous jobs. Read more.

Belgian Malinois – The Belgian Malinois is an up and coming breed in the protection dog venue. Already the preferred dog for police and military the Belgian Malinois can make a wonderful guardian of home and family. Read more.

Rottweiler – Sometimes referred to as the ‘Mercedes of Guard Dogs’ the Rottweiler can be an able protector. Blessed with a fearsome exterior coupled with undying affection for his family the Rottweiler can make a perfect protection dog. Read more.

Doberman Pinscher – Noted as one of the only breeds in the world that was bred specifically for ‘guard dog’ duties the Doberman, or Dobermann, can make a fantastic companion to care for your loved ones. Read more.

Other breeds– There are several other breeds that can also be trained for protection dog and guard dog duty. These breeds can include the: Dutch Shepherd, Giant Schnauzer, Bouvier de Flandres, Boxer, American Bulldog, Beauceron, amongst others. Read more.

Sporting Dogs vs. Protection Dogs

Many in the protection dog industry are purporting sport dogs as protection dogs. Protege K9 stands out in the industry by providing trained personal protection dogs for sale, not sport dogs dressed up like protection dogs. What difference is there in a dog that is trained for one of the following dog sports and a dog trained for protection of home and family?

Schutzhund Trained Dogs, SVV, ZVV, IPO – Schutzhund is a German dog sport designed to test breed suitability of competing canines. It consists of obedience, tracking, and bite work. Read more.

French Ring – French ring is a dog sport invented in France where dogs compete in obedience, agility, and protection work. Read more.

Belgian Ring – Belgian ring is a dog sport invented in Belgium where dogs compete in obedience, agility, and protection work. Read more.

KNPV – KNPV is a Dutch dog sport designed to prepare dogs to work in police and military applications. Read more.

Protege K9 Pricing Structure

There are many factors that determine the price of a Protege K9. The following are a few of the criteria for determining price:

Working and show titles – European imports often compete in working competitions and conformation show competitions. The titles they earn reflect in their ultimate price.  Read more.

Quality of dog – Just as there are varying calibers of athletic ability in humans so is there a wide range of caliber of protection dogs. Read more.

Structure and conformation – Dogs are judged by how well their look conforms to a written standard. The beauty of an individual dog can determine the price of dog. Read more.

Breed of dog – With some breeds of dog it is much more difficult to find a suitable protection dog candidate than with other breeds. Read more.

Level of training – The level of training that the Protege K9 trainers give to a dog plays a determining role in final price. Read more.

Terms Defined

There are many terms used to describe the function of dogs that protect. Below are definitions of common terms.

Executive/Personal Protection Dog – The protection dog, often referred to as an Executive Protection Dog or Personal Protection Dog is a versatile animal. Read more.

Guard Dog/Sentry Dog – A guard dog has a very specific function. Read more.

Watch Dog – Even some of the most fearful dogs can make watchdogs. A protection dog should fill a watch dog role as well but a watch dog is not always a protection dog. Read more.

Attack Dog – An attack dog is often the least trained dog and biggest liability. Read more.