Why do German Shepherds make such good family protection dogs?​

Many German Shepherds thrive when working their role as family protector. Perfectly bundled: loving companionship + fierce protection instincts.
Active man sitting with dog at Kravica waterfall,Bosnia
Active man sitting with dog at Kravica waterfall,Bosnia

German Shepherds make great family pets thanks to some highly desirable traits.

  • Highly intelligent
  • Good cuddlers
  • Safe around kids

You don’t have to read that list twice to understand why German Shepherds make great family dogs.

Let’s look at why German Shepherds make great protection dogs.

  • Highly intelligent
  • Hard working
  • Natural instincts

Things to consider before getting a German Shepherd protection dog

Should you get a German Shepherd to protect your family? The answer to this question is actually the collective answer of several questions:

  1. Can you properly handle a large, strong dog?
  2. Do you have the time to properly train for protection?
  3. Do you have the capabilities to properly train for protection?
  4. Do you have the facilities to properly train for protection?
  5. Do you have the gear to properly train for protection?
  6. Have you considered the additional risks that come with owning a protection dog?

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