Working Group dogs are athletic, intelligent, obedient, and strong. They were formerly bred to guard the home and to help people with daily farm chores such as pulling sleds. Today, the Working Group dogs make excellent police and guard dogs. They are big, strong and have a strong protective instinct. The Working Group includes about 30 dog breeds.
Working Group dogs are not always suitable for first-time owners. Because of their strength and size, they require a lot of discipline and a good routine. Also, these dogs are incredibly intelligent, which is a challenge for novice dog owners. If you are unsure whether you can train and raise your dog with enough time and discipline, it is best to avoid adopting a working group dog. The Siberian Husky is said to be particularly difficult to train. If you decide to get a dog from the Working Group, remember that your dog wants to be challenged mentally and physically and is more intelligent than you might think. However, Working Group dogs still make a great addition to the family as they are loyal, protective and affectionate.
A few quick facts about dogs from the Working Group:
The Great Dane is the largest dog breed within the Working Group. Although Great Danes may seem a bit intimidating at first, they are sweet, affectionate and very cuddly. Originally from Germany, they were bred to hunt wild boar.
The Rottweiler is the working group's strongest dog breed. Rottweilers used to be herding dogs and still have a very strong protective instinct today.
The Siberian Husky is probably the most stubborn breed of dog in the Working Group. While these dogs are very affectionate and affectionate, they are also strong willed and therefore require a lot of training and discipline.
The most popular dog breed is the boxer. Arguably one of the easiest dogs to train in the Working Group, the Boxer is known for its affection and versatility.
And now to the probably fluffiest dog breed: Samoyed! Bred to pull sleds, these fluffy dogs smile for that reason. It sounds weird, but it's true: their smiles help them resist drooling, which could lead to icicles in extremely cold weather conditions.
Arguably the hardest working dog breed: the German Shepherd. German Shepherds have a long history of working with the military and police. His obedience and loyalty also make him an excellent search and rescue dog.
The brightest breed of dog: Border Collies. Border Collies are popular herding dogs and are obedient, enthusiastic, and energetic.
Last but not least: Bullmastiff, probably the most intimidating dog breed. Originally, Bullmastiffs were bred as herding dogs, so they look a bit menacing. Don't be fooled though, these dogs have a lot of love to offer too.
That's it for our little journey through the world of working group dogs. If you want to learn even more about different dog breeds, feel free to read our blogs on the other groups of dog breeds.