6 Best Russian Guard Dog Breeds

Russian protection dog

Protection dogs or guard dogs has always been an essential part of man for a very long time, one would say due to the rising security challenges or probably other factors.

But quite likely as it may be you’d agree with me that the dog is the most comfortable animal to be with and still be protected by it.

You’d quite agree with me that there are dogs that can barely survive a particular location, well dogs are strong but there are dogs accustomed to a particular geographic location.

Top 10 Russian Protection Dog Breeds.

In this list your about to read is the best Russian attack dogs and also Russian prison dogs.

1. Caucasian Shepherd Dog / Кавказская овчарка

The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is dated back to the 20th century when it was bred by the Soviet Union, this particular dog was bred in the surrounding of the Caucasian mountain.

This dog has served many purposes to the Russian, served as Russian bear dog, it even served as a guard dog and it’s widely used as prison dogs today.

They have a temperament of being intelligent, protective and territorial it would attack you if it’s just seeing your face, trust me.

With a live span of 10 – 12 years and weighing about 50 – 100 kg this dog is a perfect fit for a guard dog.

2. Black Russian Terrier

Also known as the black pearls of Russia this is another great Russian guard breed and apart from it’s black beauty comes other important characteristics of this breed.

These set of dogs have not been found as prison guard dogs yet probably because they are relatively new, but with their strong and broad bones these dogs serves are good protector for kids, homes and business.

With a live span of 10 – 11 years and temperament ranging from being bold, brave, energetic and lively they are also a good fit.

3. Vostochno Evropeiskaya / East – European Shepherd

The Russian version of the German Shepard which is being known as Vostochno Evropeiskaya is a special breed from the popular German Shepherd.

This breed was created to be larger and more fierce and being able to resist cold condition due to the cold in Russia.

During the breed the dog was intended as Russian prison dog, and also for the the Russian military also used in the police department as a sniffing dog.

4. Central Asian Shepherd

The tin dog “Alabi” which is also known as the Central Asian Shepherd has been part of the Soviet Union.

Most present Russian protection dog are cross breed and some are even from the Netherlands.

This dogs initial was used to protect domestic animals, and being used as a patrol dog.

Mainly used these days as fighting dogs this set of dog have a live span of 12 – 15 years and are naturally strong also a good fit for guard dog.

5. The Russian Sheep Dog

The south Russian Shepherd also called the Russian sheep dog, this particular breed of guard dog is covered in long hairs and water resistant coated.

Probably where it got it’s name as the Russian sheep dog, this dog has a big head and huge body to follow suit.

The Russian sheep dog, can as well server as a guard dog and and as a family dog, dated back during the 18th century during the soviet this dogs were used to guard sheep from wolves.

In recent times these dogs can be found in the military and the Russian police, even in family homes it has been used to protect children.

With a life expectancy of 10 – 11 years and weighing over 120 pounds the dog has a temperament of being fierce, alert and would attack any stranger.

6. Moscow Watch Dog

The Moscow watch dog is a cross breed dog between the Caucasian shepherd and saint benard the dog was bred after the WWIII and can stay in extreme cold weather conditions.

These dogs have even become so popular amongst family homes and have been used for the protection of kids.

With proper training the dogs can be condition to adapt to any condition and in the 1960’s was given the name Moskovskaya Storozhevaya Sobaka according to russiandog this is a giant dog breed.

This breed of dog can also be used to protect properties and be a good family member, weighing 100 – 200 pounds and if your looking for a dog that doesn’t salivate much, this is the Russian guard dog for you.


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