A number of breeds have been used for personal protection work. In our experience, we have found the following to be best:
- German Shepherd Dog
- Malinois Belgian Shepherd
- Cane Corso
- Giant Schnauzer
Other breeds may be used for personal protection work, but will less often meet the standard we require than those listed above. These include Boxers, Great Danes, Cane Corsos, and Boerboels. Temperament is more important than breed though, with a dog’s individual personality being the greatest determiner of how much potential it has for personal protection work.