Territorial character

This value of characteristics has to be taken into account for those future owners that wish his dog to have at least a future as a watchdog. The most adequate breeds would be those listed on the high level; although, the ones in the medium level are also valid, but in a more moderate way.

You mustn't mistake these characteristics, which is a frequent error, with the capacity of determining breeds that can be educated on defense, guarding and attacking. If this is your objective, the adequate is to choose a high level breed with these characteristics that at the same time, would have the same qualification on the section of dominant character, and that, obviously would have a medium-high height.

The qualities that standout in the breeds listed in the high level of this qualification are that of having the territorial factor very much settled in them, and in consequence can detect a prowler at the least sign.

This last explanation has, as an objective, to let the reader know why breeds as Yorkshire, Terriers, Pinschers, Chihuahuas, and others are listed as high level in this characteristic.


  • Basset Hound
  • Burgos Retriever
  • Beagle
  • Podenco Ibicenco
  • American Cocker
  • Pointer
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • Spanish Hound
  • Drahthaar
  • Saint Bernard
  • Epagneul Breton
  • English Setter
  • Spanish Greyhound
  • Irish Setter
  • Golden Retriever
  • Shar-Pei
  • Labrador
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Maltese
  • Terranova


  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Groenendael Belgium Shepherd
  • Bobtail
  • Terveuren Belgium Shepherd
  • Bulldog
  • De Brie Shepherd
  • Dalmatian
  • Scottish Shepherd
  • Siberian Husky
  • Pekinese
  • Lhassa Apso
  • Samoyed
  • Pomeranian


  • Beauceron
  • Pyrenees Mastiff
  • Bouvier Des Flandres
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Boxer
  • Great Pyrenees
  • German Braco
  • German Shepherd
  • Bull Terrier
  • Catalonian Sheepdog
  • Bullmastiff
  • Pinscher
  • Poodle
  • Rottweiler
  • Chihuahua
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Chow Chow
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Dachshund
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Doberman
  • Scottish Terrier
  • German Dogo
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Bourdeaux Dogo
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Fox terrier

Dog Behaviorist Breed classification Needs of exercise Need for affection Tolerance to children Tolerance to other dogs Dominant character Territorial character Activity Level Obedience education