Do you enjoy taking personality quizzes online? Are you the chill one? The athletic one? The social one? Choosing a dog from Integrity K9 Services is like taking a personality test so you can find the perfect dog to match your lifestyle. You might also be asking, “What breed of dog is best for protection?” To begin with, we choose our dogs from the best protection dog breeds and select only the ones that have the best temperament and abilities. Then we match your lifestyle with a breed and individual dog that best matches up with your activity level, living circumstances, and personal objectives that you have for you and your dog. We want to help you find the best breed for you and your family’s lifestyle.

If you want a dog that looks intimidating to others but is a gentle giant? Then a Cane Corso may be the dog for you! A Cane Corso has a fierce look and bite (they can weigh more than 100 pounds) but is also a great family dog because of their gentleness and loyalty. A rough Latin translation of Cane Corso is ‘bodyguard dog” so you can trust this breed to keep you safe! 

Another dog whose looks are sure to keep the bad guys away is the Boerboel. This breed is native to Southern Africa where its job would be to protect its owners and their farm from lions and baboons. If Boerboels can keep lions away, he’s sure to be able to keep you and your family safe. 

At Integrity K9, we train Czech Shepherds and Dutch Shepherds, and, of course, German Shepherds. There are more similarities in these three breeds besides the fact that they have European origins. They all are very active, hard workers, and are very trainable and all are great with kids! So, what’s the difference between these breeds? Their coloring and difference in coat length can be a giveaway to which breed is which. Dutch Shepherds have a beautiful brindle coat that comes in a gold or silver color which can be long, short, or rough. German Shepherds come in the classic black and tan that we all recognize as well as white, black, or even blue. Czech Shepherds have sable coats which can make them look like a wolf since they are a bit bigger and more muscular than their cousin, the German Shepherds. The Dutch Shepherd is the most energetic of the three and the German Shepherd is the least though they will always be happy to exercise with you and, of course, will always be alert and ready to jump into action if a threatening situation arises!

Though they are sometimes confused with a Dutch or German Shepherd because of their looks, the Belgian Malinois also makes for a fantastic protection dog! If you want a dog that will run, hike, or do any other athletic activity with you, then a Belgian Malinois will be the right personal protection dog for you! Belgian Malinois are a very athletic breed with a high drive for protection as they have a strong prey drive and are highly intelligent. 

If you have allergies, or prefer non-shedding breeds, a Standard Poodle or a Bouvier des Flandres is the dog for you! When you think of Poodles, you might be picturing a pooch with a fancy hairdo; however, our poodles sport a shorter haircut and are ready to get down and dirty to make sure you are safe. Poodles have amazing agility and make great protection dogs as they are very obedient. Bouvier des Flandres are very devoted to their owners and love children. They are very hard-working dogs, and they thrive when they have an assignment to fill so making sure the bad guys stay away will make you and your Bouvier des Flandres happy!

Speaking of dogs that love children, American Bulldogs are another breed that would make the perfect protection dog for your family! American Bulldogs are affectionate and have a strong natural instinct to protect their owners. While they may not need as much exercise as a Belgian Malinois, they do need a good amount of exercise every day and can be there to exercise with you to keep you safe! 

It might seem a bit overwhelming to pick out which personal protection dog is right for you and your family, but we can promise that dogs from Integrity K9 are the most protective dogs because we handpick the ones we train. This means that you can focus on which dog matches you and your family instead of what breed of dog is best for protection. Our staff at Integrity K9 Services are happy to help you make this important decision. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your choice of which personal protection dog you bring into your family. You can contact us via phone at 855-461-3647 or on our website