Working Dog Breeds
This large group of breeds includes many different jobs and skills. Though a dog might belong to a working breed this does not mean that it is a working dog or that it would be capable of performing these tasks. For example even though you might have a German Shepherd this does not automatically make it a good guard dog nor should you expect it to act as one. Though it is true that by nature of this breed are very protective, if your dog has not been taught since puppy hood and trained especially to be a guard dog it will not have the skills necessary to properly perform this good in a professional way and could act overly aggressively since it hasn't been taught what the limits are or to specifically obey the commands of its owner no matter what it might personally feel. Some of the jobs that in theworking breed dogare: Sea and Land Rescue, Police work, Military work, Anti-Drug work, Anti-Terrorism work (sniffing for explosives), Prison guard work and Border patrol work. These are strong, obedient, and reliable and develop close relationships with their owners and handlers.