It's important to remember protection sports such as PSA are not breed specific. There are many dogs considered "off breed" showing success in protection sports. However, at the same token it is important to understand not every dog is destined for a career in protection sports. The biggest misconception amongst newcomers to protection sports is the belief that any dog of a standard protection dog breed will excel in protection dog sports. These breeds include the German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Bully-type breeds, Cane Corso, and the Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd to name a few. Sadly, that couldn't be any further from the truth!
Dogs who offer the highest chances of success are bred with purpose out of parents that are proven and titled in protection sports. However, that's not to say dogs of unknown lineage do not offer any chance of success! Traits we look for in any protection sport prospect dog are: confidence, sociability, stability, prey and food drive, athleticism, and a desire to please just to name a few. Battle Born Performance K9 can help you determine if your dog has what it takes with one of our protection sport evaluations.