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Protection Dogs Worldwide

Welcome to Protection Dogs Worldwide! Our speciality is providing clients with bespoke personal training services which exactly meet their, and their dogs’ needs. We carefully tailor our training to what our clients need, while ensuring that it meets the spectrum of demand for protection dogs. Our clients’ testimonies speak for themselves, which demonstrate very high satisfaction rates across the board. From Dobermans to Great Danes, German Shepherds to Giant Schnauzers, Cane Corso to Presa Canarios, we are proud of our global recognition for our work with the trained family guard dogs of all breeds. At Protection Dogs Worldwide, we are proud to develop close working relationships with our clients, allowing us to work together, and provide the perfect trained family protection dog of any working breed.

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As expert and highly experienced trainers, we understand that a "one size fits all" approach does not work when applied to animals as sentient and varied as dogs. For this reason, we have developed a range of training courses for your dog. All of these are highly varied, well researched, and proven through extensive testing.

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A family protection dog is far from the stereotypical guard dog. They are trained to protect their handler and family on command, and within specific threat scenarios. While it must be able to immediately transform from a companion to guardian, it also has to be able to revert to its previous state just as quickly, again on command. Its obedience levels must be immediate, and the dog should be happy to follow commands without aversion or question. We work with the new owners to perfect their dogs’ obedience, as we believe this not only aids a stress free relationship, but also builds a strong bond with the dog. This bond is particularly important in the line of protection work.

Many breeds excel as family protection dogs, but our experience shows that some are better than others. In our view, the Doberman, German Shepherd Dog, and Cane Corso tend to be the best. Other suitable breeds include the Rottweiler, Belgium Malinois, Giant Schnauzer, Boxer, and Great Dane. However, breed is only a small part of the selection process. A dog’s personal traits are far more important in allowing it to progress through our training programme, and a dog must also be able to fit its family’s lifestyle. It is always advisable to spend time with different breeds of dogs, as well as individual dogs to ensure that the fit is appropriate for all parties.

Protection training utilises a dog’s natural prey drive, and develops their focus on perpetrators rather than training aids and equipment. Scenario-based training is essential for the success of your family protection dogs, and we routinely utilise home environments to prove a dog’s behaviour before selling them to clients.

What is the best dog for personal and family protection?

We are often asked what kind of dog is best for personal and family protection. The short answer is the four breeds that we specialise in: German Shepherd Dogs, Dobermann Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers, and the Cane Corso. This is because protection dogs fulfil a very specific role, which is to protect their handler and family with direction rather than acting off of their own initiative. They must also be able to comfortably adapt to a home environment, be of certain sizes and strengths, accept the presence of young children, and be extremely obedient.

A number of other dog breeds are utilised for security or guarding purposes, but this does not automatically make them suitable for personal or family protection work. For example, barking is often viewed as a desirable characteristic for watch dogs, but what happens if this is not enough to deter a would-be intruder? A Labrador may make an excellent watch dog because it barks at anyone who approaches its house, but a poor protection dog, as this barking will most likely signify that it has identified a potential new friend rather than threat! Similarly, smaller dogs such as Chihuahuas and Jack Russell Terriers may be vocal enough to warn of approaching intruders, but are not large enough to effectively hold and apprehend them.

Even being large, vocal, and with strong protective instincts does not automatically make a good or appropriate personal or family protection dog. While Dutch and Belgian Shepherd Dogs have excelled in military and policing roles such as personal protection and tracking, they are often too energetic, hyperactive, and even aggressive to adapt to normal home environments, especially those with children in. At a different extremity, despite being some of the largest dogs in the world with very imposing barks, Great Danes often shy away from conflict making them poor protection dogs.

However, potentially more important than their breed are an individual dog’s characteristics and personality. All dogs are individuals, and even if they happen to be one of the four main breeds we specialise in, this does not automatically guarantee their suitability for personal and family protection. The best dog for personal and family protection will be intelligent enough to learn commands, obedient in always seeking to please his or her handlers, properly socialised with other dogs, animals, and humans to prevent unwanted aggression, and protective in the appropriate settings. Protection Dogs Worldwide ensures that all of the dogs we supply our clients meet these exacting standards, and much more.

Our trained protection dogs are carefully selected by our trainers in their puppyhoods based on extensive temperamental assessments, and receive months or even years of further training at our dedicated kennels in the North East of England. We are proud to offer elite protection dogs, and there are few better deterrents against burglars than a trained German Shepherd Dog, Dobermann Pinscher, or Cane Corso. Most importantly, though, is how safe our dogs are with children. We would never sell a client a dog we would not trust with our own, and all of our dogs grow up around young children to ensure their safety in a family environment.


A family protection dog is a dog that has been brought up with a family since it was a puppy. It has been fully trained to only react at command. They don’t make their own decisions, they know the difference from right and wrong and will protect the family when instructed to.
We believe the answer to this question is simple; A dog that has been suitably trained not only to live as a family pet but also as a guardian, who will respond to any threat on command without question. A dog which is loyal, trustworthy, obedient and courageous whilst still remaining calm and level headed under pressure. We have a regular supply of high quality German Shepherds, Dobermann and Cane Corso but we don’t rest on these 3 breeds. Due to our own passion in training & supplying different breeds we have been successful in supplying elite trained family protection Great Danes, Presa Canario, Boxer, Rottweiler, Belgium Malinois, Dutch Herder and Giant Schnauzer.
There are many dogs people believe to be good protection dogs but only a dog that has been bred to work for a purpose will be the best. A few of the most popular breeds are German Shepherd, Doberman, Cane Corso, Great Danes, Rottweiler & Boxer. This is all down to each dog’s ability. Not all dogs have the ability or the strength to make a protection dog.
This depends on what sort of family your providing to. If you’re looking for a dog that’s laid back then a Cane Corso would be perfect. If you want a more active and agile dog then a Doberman and German shepherd would be an apt choice.
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