When Two Protection Dogs Are Better Than One


Our personal protection dogs are highly social, and having two in the same home is no problem. The two dogs will follow your off-leash obedience commands without a problem. With the right training, they can work together in a protection scenario, too. Instead of getting confused and hindering each other in the heat of the moment, a pair of dogs with cooperative training can be a huge asset.

Eteo an Kazou are Belgian Malinois protection dogs who have both been trained at our Guardian Plus level. In this video, you can see that they will come to opposite sides of their handler on command. They do this in perfect unison, and as shown in the video, they will even run past the decoy to form this protective barrier instead of becoming distracted and taking a bite before they were commanded to. This fierce duo doesn’t just take to separate sides of the handler— they also target different parts of the attacker so that they can cooperatively overtake the threat instead of getting in each others’ way.

Rex, a black German Shepherd, is one of our Guardian level protection dogs. Falco is a sable German Shepherd with Guardian Plus training. While these two dogs differ in final training level and appearance, they come together with precision in functional training scenarios. Rex and Falco have been sold to a client in Nigeria who will have a variety of options when it comes to home integration. For instance, having two dogs means that one could take watch over the backyard while the other patrols in the interior of the house. It also means that neither handler nor home will be left unattended when it’s time to travel. Each member of the family receives training on obedience and protection handling, so this client’s wife and children can remain under the protection of one dog while another follows its master on trips.


A similar situation is that of Curtis and Zira, a male and female German Shepherd pair who have been trained to work together. These two muscular dogs deliver a one-two punch that easily tackle even our largest decoy trainers. Keep an eye out for a new video featuring this pairing, coming soon to our video page.

Belgian Malinois vs. German Shepherds?

Khaled’s daughter plays with Kazou.

By Dan Moore

Although we primarily offer German Shepherd protection dogs for sale, we also import additional breeds upon request and offer our protection training program to other breeds of dogs. One of the other breeds that we offer is the Belgian Malinois. Khaled’s personal dog Eteo happens to be a Belgian Malinois, and he consistently amazes us with his boldness and power. One day he’ll be jumping over a brook to get at an attacker, the next day he’s diving out of a car window to foil a carjacking. Clearly, Belgian Malinois are one of the best protection dog breeds out there. So why do we focus more on training German Shepherds for protection?

The answer has less to do with protection and more to do with a family’s lifestyle. Even when they’re resting, you can put your hand against a Belgian Malinois and feel their muscles rippling in anticipation of any activity you could throw at them. For some lifestyles, this is a major plus. If you like to run or spend a lot of time outdoors, you’ll be thrilled with how well a Belgian Malinois can match your energy. With a generally leaner frame and less hair than their German counterparts, our Belgian Malinois will often execute a command before you’ve even finished saying it.

Many people may find a Belgian Malinois’ energy level to be a bit much. That’s why we select and train German Shepherds that have all of the right protection qualities and a more mellow day-to-day personality.

Meet Kazou

Kazou was raised at home by Khaled from the time she was 4 months old. Outside of protection situations, she is a calm presence and is just as happy to follow you around the house or keep watch from her bed. Kazou is an exceptionally well-rounded dog: she has grown up with protection superstars like Eteo, Hicks and Hans, and with Khaled’s 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter.

For these reasons, we consider Kazou to be a perfect middle ground between German Shepherd protection dogs and your typical Belgian Malinois. As we continue to hand select future recruits, we hope to offer more Belgian Malinois for sale with Kazou’s abilities.

The good news for anyone considering a Belgian Malinois for protection is that as of the time of this post (December 4th, 2012), Kazou is available for sale.