Attack dogs vs. Guard Dogs
Attack Dogs – The dogs who are trained to preserve or attack a region/territory, property or person inferring aggravation are known as attack dogs. They are trained to trail a well-anticipated aim. Attack dogs have been used since history. In recent modern times, they are trained explicitly for security, police and military purposes.
In a trouble-free sentence, an attack dog is a dog trained to attack as per command. This means if they can bite on command, they can also stop biting on command as well. One should know neither these dogs love to attack nor they attack out of fear and anger. An attack dog does so because they are commanded to do so.
This also does not mean attack dogs are out of a job when there is no one to command. If a situation arises these dogs uses their initiative and react accordingly.
It’s pivotal to train an attack dog from a good trainer. If attack training has been taken out in a proper manner these dogs become a savior. Training a dog to attack is not to be done by a layman. It is complex and different. It should be left to professionals.
These dogs are primarily known as attack dogs but there work is far more than to attack. They protect the troops from upcoming attack by sensing the enemy etc. In a way they are also trained to identify situations where humans might lack behind. Examples of best attack dogs are as follows; German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Bullmastiff, American Bulldog, American Pitbull Terrier etc.
Guard Dogs – These dogs should not be confused with attack dogs. They are completely different. A guard dog is similar to a watchdog. As the name suggest they are trained to guard their owner against the presence of strange or unexpected people as well animal.
Whereas a guard dog is generally not trained to attack but this doesn’t mean a guard dog cannot attack. They are capable of attacking if the situation arises. Specifically, the main work of guard dog is to alert its owner.
Most of the people confused them with alert dogs. Alert dogs are the dogs which bark in the presence of an intruder and likely to attack. Whereas guard dogs not only barks but have the capability to protect their owner from an uncertainty due to their size and tendency to bark. Examples of best guard dogs are as follows; Pug, Chihuahua, Chow chow, Doberman etc.