Watchdogs. Their priority is the protection of the territory. It is innate as a vocation and they are 100% dedicated to it, they consider it their ultimate goal and have all the credentials to do it best. THE watchdogsin fact, and we will see some examples, they are animals with memory skills and breed characteristics, which make them perfect "controllers".
If they have to control it, they are particularly linked to the territory, i watchdogs, to a limited area that can be our home, our garden, a courtyard in which - and often this happens - they are kept alone and alone with the purpose of making watchdogs.
Usually, due to the function they perform, i watchdogs they have a medium or large size but there are also small ones. And also, unexpectedly, watchdogs which are also excellent companions.
Small size guard dogs
As anticipated, there are also watchdogs of small size and it is not at all certain that they do little guard. As often happens, nature surprises and in the small dimensions there is a great virtue and an incredible tenacity. Between watchdogs for example, small in size Skane terrier, Swedish breed not yet recognized or classified, just recovered after a "near extinction".
It looks a lot like the German Pinscher, this dog, has a muscular and lean structure, above all it resembles the face Fox Terrier. Its small size translates into 35 cm at the withers, has a stump tail and hanging ears, an exuberant and jovial character. Besides that watchdogs on Swedish farms, i Skane terrier they are also used as a hunting dog for mice: they are serious and responsible, very fond of their master and the host family.
Another among the watchdogs which can be said to be considerably small (about 36cm) is the Rat Terrier, coming from Great Britain and also not recognized. The origins of these guard dogs date back to 1820 when there was a cross between Fox Terrier smooth-haired and Manchester Terrier.
Thus born, the Rat Terrier in 1890 it arrived in the United States and still modified on some standards. Today the Rat Terrier is muscular, has a deep chest, solid neck and powerful legs. The hair is dense and smooth, also on the tail, and of various colors, with the variants also two-colored and three-colored.
The ears are straight also a sign of the liveliness of these watchdogs. They are very affectionate by character even though they were once excellent and stubborn mouse hunters. To date i Rat Terrier they are a bit reckless: they do not always evaluate that they are small in size and launch unwise attacks. Not always, in general they are watchdogs among the most easy to train.
Medium-sized guard dogs
Those of medium size are the hunting dogs more numerous in the category. I have chosen two of the lesser known to tell here. One is the Chinese Chongqing dog, unrecognized breed, coming from the eastern region of Sichuan province, in China.
These watchdogs they are among the oldest, already present, more than 2000 years ago and were used in history for hunting wild boar and rabbit. Today he is one of watchdogs less known to the world, so it was important to give it space.
Its face has the classics folds which we know in better known breeds, the ears are erect and triangular, the tail straight and hairless; the eyes are dark with black lids. The hair, thin and short, is one-colored but you can choose between various shades of brown, reddish, mahogany, while violacea is its language. It is a unique feature of these guard dogs, which they share only with Chow Chow.
The Chinese Chongqing dog tends to be aggressive so it should be trained well, if so it is affectionate and protective, it shows itself noble and excellent fighter.
Another watchdog medium size comes from Vietnam and is the Dog from Phu Quoc Island, not yet recognized but born from the cross between spitz-type dogs and dogs of the Canton or even Saigon breed. It has something of the German Shepherd, it has short hair, often reddish, and it is a guard dog with an elongated body and longitudinal wrinkles along the muzzle that make it look surly, almost.
Indeed, his nature is not at all sociable, he is not even aggressive, he is somewhat on his own. It is more than a pet watchdog and from self defense, very resistant.
Guard and companion dogs
We are used to the Neapolitan Mastiff, and here is the Korean Mastiff, which in the homeland is called Mee Kyun Dosa. This is officially recognized in the category of Pinscher, Schnauzer, Molosser and Swiss Cattle Dogs watchdog it is large in size, very robust and massive.
Like his fellow mastiffs he has one definitely abundant skin, usually with short hair and mahogany color although orange, red and brown are also allowed. Of these watchdogs the head is characteristic, very large, while in terms of character, sweetness and obedience prevail. The Korean Mastiff is easy to train so it becomes an excellent one watchdog but he is also fine with the family: he is affectionate and loves children.
Very popular in Japan is the Sanshu Ken, a breed of watchdogs acute and intelligent, always alert and attentive, also used as a companion dog. At the moment it has not been recognized, there is no standard but generally it is of medium size, the males are about 50 cm, the females a little less, it has a proportionate structure that expresses vigor and endurance. Even in keeping us company.
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