Attack dogs – Facts to be known about them & why?
Attack dogs are the dogs that are trained to attack a territory, intruder, property etc; by a human to attack on command. These dogs are in particularly trained to attack on command. If we look back to the history, we will find a well-recorded narration which starts before ancient Romans followed by napoleon for their superior senses till date.
Attack dogs are ferocious and yet not precarious if nothing is done purposely. It means they are obedient, loyal and easy sociable. They will not attack unless and until they are commanded to the same. There is a misunderstanding that these dogs are very dangerous and ready to bite always. But this is not the truth; if they bite on command then they will also leave on command. This problem generally occurs when the dogs are not trained by a professional. It is very imperative to train the attack dogs in an appropriate well-defined manner. If a layman or unprofessional trains these dogs then there will be gruesome consequences.
Uses of Attack dogs –
- To secure the post and attack the probable intruder
- To be observant and inform the troops
- Execute explosive detections
- Keep a watch on intruders
These dogs’ attacks –
- When they are commanded to do
- When the owner is in danger
The most renowned Attack dogs are –
- German shepherd
- Belgian sheepdog
- Doberman pinscher
Though the above-mentioned breeds are most suited and supreme for attack training whereas they’re not well thought-out great with kids and other pets yet they are a perfect protection for the family.
Recommended Attack dogs –
- American Bulldog
The other question that comes to mind is why only some particular dogs are preferred for being trained as attack dogs. The reason is an attack dog requires strength, courage, cleverness, serenity, endearing, companionable. These are the most favored attribute to be fulfilled and not all breeds have it. Attack dogs are so well trained that they are a part of military, police or I should say almost every law-enforcement agency in India and abroad for protection.