The German-bred Rottweiler herds livestock and pulls carts with farm products, including meat, to the store. They are unmatched in hardiness and owner protection.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback was raised to hunt lions in Africa and be a family pet. You'll get bravery and companionship with this breed.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was bred to retrieve fishing nets and aid hunters. This dog breed, affectionately known as the "Lab," is kind and loving to its owner.


The Akita is a loyal, territorial dog. This survival breed is large and powerful, intimidating strangers. Akitas have great endurance, senses, and protection, but they're hard to train.

Alaskan Malamute

Large Alaskan Malamutes can survive extreme cold. Despite their size, they are not protective. However, their size and shyness can be intimidating. The Alaskan Malamute can hunt seals and bears. 

German Shepherd

Hunting class German Shepherds were originally bred to herd sheep. This breed is useful in military, police, and service roles. The German Shepard has intelligence, strength, stamina, loyalty, great senses, and an all-weather fur coat.

English Mastiff

This 200-pound dog can be territorial and protective. English Mastiffs usually stand between their owners and strangers. They're smart, easy to train, and fiercely protective of family, children, and other small dogs.

American Pit Bull

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.

Jack Russell Terrier

Due to their perseverance, Jack Russell Terriers were bred as fox hunters. They are small, healthy, and eat less than larger dogs. Work ethic, hunting skills, and companionship make up for their lack of protection. 

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