Sport vs Protection
Throughout the years besides company and shows, dogs have also being used for sport. With routines that include obedience, agility and protection excercises, among others.
These dogs can perform in a ring but are not usually the best choice for protection training. They don’t have the nerves and skills necessary for this type of training; because these dogs perceive bite exercises as a game and do not possess the temperament to bite under stress in real situations. Some of the most recognized sport routines include the following.
German show bloodline – this type of German Shepperd, beautiful, with top colors like black and red, black and sand with weak ears, fine structure, can present bone problems. It is very difficult to find one who possesses the nerves and the character to be a family protection dog. Usually these do not have the temperament to be a personal protection dog.
Schutzhund – This type of sport is the most widely used in USA and Europe, where the dog is subject to a high level obedience with an extensive routine using bite exercises as a game. This type of dog, mostly has no protection instinct, or the nerves a real protection dog needs to deal with high psychological pressure situations.
French ring – Within French Ring with their complicated routines of obedience and agility, at high levels: II and III, you can find dogs with good nerves for protection, due to the opposition that the decoy produces before biting in each of the exercises, it makes possible to find dogs with good tolerance to physical and psychological pressure.
KNPV and NBVK – 98% of the dogs worked in these routines can be used for protection and defense work, because their routines are very similar to real life situations and these dogs possess strong nerves, excellent aptitudes to learn and protect under high stress, maintaining a good balance.
A real protection dog requires solid nerves, learning aptitudes and the qualities to be a good companion dog. In FDK9 we have deloped our own line of real protecion and defense dogs, D’Rojo. Our long list of satisfied costumers testifies to the high quality of our dogs.