Schutzhund Dog Breeds for Sports and Services

How to Choose a Dog for Schutzhund?

Though Schutzhund is a kind of sports for many various dog breeds, the most suitable are considered to be the listed below.
Erdelterrier dog breed have been used widely in the police service of Great Britain and Europe before the World War II.

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Belgian Shepherds: Groenendael, Tervuren and Malinois. In the I World War Belgian Shepherds worked for signal services, guard and medical aid assistance dogs. Nowadays many dog breeders of service dogs in France, Belgium and Netherlands prefer definitely Malinois. At the nearest times these dog breeds of shepherd dogs are represented at Schutzhund trials in Germany and USA more often.
Bouvier des Flandres serves often in police of European countries. Nowadays Bouvier des Flandres dogs are bred mostly in Netherlands. At least one of police departments at the East Coast of USA got several such dogs there.

Boxer Dog Harness UK

Some time ago Boxer dog breed was one of the most popular Schutzhund dogs in German Schutzhund clubs just like the German Shepherd dog breed. Boxer dogs are also used as guide dogs, police dogs and in the army on the East of Germany.

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Doberman Pinscher
Doberman dogs are working for a long time in police and military services all over the world. It is a very popular Schutzhund dog breed in USA. American Doberman Club have been one of the first that supported Schutzhund in America.

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The German Shepherd dog breed is widely used for police and military services and also as a guide dog for visually impaired people. It is the most popular dog breed for Schutzhund and for the majority of other dog sports.

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Riesenschnauzer is represented in Schutzhund not so often as shepherd dogs, but nevertheless this dog breed serves in the European police and for service according to Schutzhund standards.

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Rottweiler is probably the most ancient dog breed of service dogs. It is formed in medieval times. These dogs worked in police and military services. At the nearest years this dog breed has become very popular in the USA.

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Except of these dog breeds, Schutzhund sports and services accept some Australian Shepherds, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Labrador Retievers, Bullterriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

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A dog breed is not so important as a dog temperament. Von Stephanitz have defined the following dog qualities for a perfect service dog: working with pleasure, devotion to the service and owner, strictness and mistrustfulness towards strangers and strange objects, ability to perceive and obey, ability for training, intelligence, wit and understanding features.