From security to rescue work to law enforcement, many of today’s professionals are aided by intelligent, loyal, and physically hardy dogs. A lot of these pups are working dog breeds that have been cultivated over time to perform specialized services where their large size is a benefit.
Because of their size, these dogs may be less suitable for some households. Working dogs often become restless without regular work or other forms of mental and physical stimulation. Families who intend to adopt a working breed must train the dog from a young age, although the dog will still require a great deal of regular attention and physical activity. Otherwise, they may engage in destructive behavior or become lethargic and depressed.
Despite their specific needs, working dog breeds can make a great pet for the right household. In addition to physical strength and size, working dogs are bred for loyalty, obedience, alertness, and intelligence — who doesn’t want those traits in their family dog?
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