Working Dogs, Working Dog Group

Siberian Husky

Working dogs are powerful intelligent dogs who were bred to perform a variety of tasks. Working dogs can be great companions for experienced owners who make training and socializing a priority. Working dogs are also dogs that are happiest doing meaningful work. Included in this group are guard dogs, police dogs, patrol dogs, sled dogs, and rescue dogs, among them are Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Akita, and Siberian Husky. Those used for guard work are territorial and bred for aggression. All require a strong hand and early training in order to develop into the loyal companions they were born to be.

Working dogs are great for a strong-minded person who can stay in control of his dog, though definitely a wrong choice for the physically fragile or elderly. They're simply too powerful. Breeds such as Rottweilers and Akitas, when properly socialized and trained, can be the most loyal and gentle of dogs. But, like all of this group, they require an authoritative owner and even then they'll constantly challenge that authority. These dogs won't accept orders from a tentative boss.

Dog Breeds of the World

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