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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 PresaCanarios, we are proud of our global recognition for our work with protection 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 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.

Top 5 Protection Dogs for families

Protection Dogs Worldwide have worked and trained many different breeds over the years.This blog gives a brief overview of what the trainers at PDW consider the top 5 family protection dogs.

1.German Shepherd

TheGerman Shepherdis a medium to large breed originating from Germany.The GSD is a powerful and well-muscled,versatile working breed,that is steady of nerve,well balanced and biddable,they should never be nervous or display excessive aggression.

A well-bred GSD from the correct bloodlines and given professional training,in our opinion makes the No.1 Family Protection dog.


Coat Type– Double coat,that has a water resistant top layer,with a close dense undercoat.There are two accepted coat lengths,standard and long.
Coat Colour– The two most common coat colours are black and tan,and sable.
Life Span– 9-13 years



TheDobermanis a medium-large breed of dog,originally developed around 1890 in Germany.Traditionally the ears are cropped,and tails docked,but this practice is now illegal in some countries.The Doberman is a driven and athletic dog of muscular build,requiring excessive exercise and stimulus,but with the right training and exercise they are considered to be loving and loyal companions.Earning themselves a ferocious reputation,Doberman’s are undoubtedly excellent protection dogs.


Coat Type– short and smooth with minimum grooming required.
Life Span– 10-13 years

3.Cane Corso

Originating from Italy theCane Corsoor Italian Mastiff is a large short haired breed,and the least ‘bulky’ of the mastiff breeds.Corso’s are renowned for their stable temperament loyalty and high intelligent.Their calm and stable natures makes them good family dogs around the house and children.Usually cropped and docked,and a fierce deep bark,their looks alone are deterrent enough in most situations.


Coat Type– short and course with minimum grooming required.
Coat Colour– Black,Fawn,Black&Brindle,Tan,Chestnut Brindle
Life Span– 10-12 years


The Rottweiler is a medium to large breed,originating in Germany where its main use was to herd livestock and pull carts of meat to market.Later used by the police and military,utilizing a natural guarding instinct,the Rottweiler is a dog with a natural powerful presence that on its own is a strong deterrent.They are a breed known for being fearless,alert and devoted to their family.All the traits,correctly trained,to make an excellent family protection dog.


Coat Type– Short and coarse with minimum grooming required.
Coat Colour– Black and Tan
Life Span– 8-10 years

5.Giant Schnauzer

TheGiant Schnauzeris a working breed of dog developed in the 17th century in Germany.Giant Schnauzers are powerful and willful dogs that require stringent training,and needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation.Their workability lead to them being using during WW2 by the German Army as patrol dogs,but was originally bred as an all-round worker.These overall workability means they have succeeded in many areas such as police,military,search and rescue and even therapy dogs.Their extreme family loyalty makes them excellent protection dogs.


Coat Colour– Black,Salt and Pepper
Life Span:– 8-10 years

This list is by no means exhaustive of the breeds that can be trained as personal protection dogs,but what the trainers at PDW consider to be the best.Whatever your chosen breed,choosing the correct bloodlines,early training and socialisation are of paramount importance.

All family protection dogs sold atProtection Dogs Worldwide,have been carefully selected from the very best breeding lines throughout Europe&Russia.

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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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