Rhodesian Ridgebacks were raised to hunt lions and be household companions. Bravery and companionship come with this breed. Speed, stamina, hunting skills, athleticism.
The Labrador Retriever was bred to help fishermen retrieve nets and hunt. The Lab, affectionately called the "Lab," loves and cares for its owner. As a top survival breed, the Lab is a hunter, endurance, strong worker.
Akitas are territorial and loyal to family and friends. This powerful survival breed is intimidating to strangers. Akitas are hard to train, but they have great endurance, senses, and protection.
Large Alaskan Malamutes can survive extreme cold. They're not protective despite their size. Their size and reserved nature can be intimidating. Alaskan Malamutes can hunt seals and bears.
German Shepherds were bred to herd sheep. This breed is useful in military, police, and service roles. The German Shepard has intelligence, strength, stamina, loyalty, great senses.
This 200-pound dog can be territorial and protective. The English Mastiff will usually protect their owner from strangers. They're smart, easy to train, and fiercely protective of family and children
Muscular American Pit Bulls were bred to bait bears and bulls. If socialized early, they can be loyal family pets. Hunting, guarding, endurance, and longevity are other survival traits.