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The Akita comes from Japan, where they were used for centuries as a hunting dog and guard dog. 

Akita

The Akita is a spitz, a species of dog characterized by its double coat, long, curving tail, and erect, triangular ears. 

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a herding breed with a long history of service in law enforcement, the military, and other security-related fields.

This breed is well-known for its friendly demeanor and steadfast family loyalty. 

The Bernese mountain dog first appeared in the Swiss Alps, where they proved to be an indispensable farmhand in the roles of cattle drover, guard dog.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Berners were also used to haul milk and other items to the market on carts. 

Bullmastiff was known as the Game Keeper's Night Dog, as they were employed to deter poachers from damaging English estates.

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff's size alone—more than a hundred pounds—would be enough to deter an intruder, but the breed is also known for its fierce loyalty and vigilance.

German tax collector Louis Dobermann is credited with developing the Doberman pinscher to serve as a personal bodyguard on his travels.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman makes a great family dog since he or she is very loyal and protective of his or her human family. 

The German shepherd, like the Belgian malinois, is a herding breed with a rich history of service in law enforcement and the armed forces.

German Shepherd

German shepherds might grow uneasy or afraid if they aren't properly socialized.

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