In a dangerous world, the right dog can help you survive outdoors, hunt, and keep you safe. The vast majority of dogs are easily trained to fulfill a wide array of tasks. However, each breed has particular instincts that helps it excel in a specific area. If you are wondering what are the best dog breeds for preppers, you will have to factor in your preferences and needs. Whichever breed you choose, training the dog and spending as much time as possible with him will help you discover his strong suits and weak points.
1. Siberian Huskies
Siberian Huskies are not only strikingly beautiful but also very clever, devoted and a good worker. Huskies like to dig, jump over fences and chew through. Dubbed “escape artists”, huskies are always alert and full of energy. However, it’s worth noting that this breed requires extensive exercising on a daily basis and a lot of training. The Siberian Huskie is a good breed for preppers who have a lot of free time on their hand and who are ready to invest time and effort into teaching the dog everything he needs to know.
The Siberian Huskies lifestyle should include hikes, long walks, bike rides and even playing Frisbee. Adult huskies need a lot of space to roam. They enjoy people’s company and they love playing with other dogs.
The Collie is extremely intelligent, adventurous and fearless. They are loyal and make for loyal companions. Widely known as great family dogs, Collies would make an excellent prepper dog due to its hunting and guarding instincts. It’s not difficult to train Collies. Treated gently and given encouraging reinforcements, pups easily transform into clever and loyal adult dogs, ready to defend their master.
Collies are very social and thrive on people’s company. They should never be left alone too long, otherwise they can become fearful or shy. This popular breed has been used in the past for rescuing, herding, searching and guarding.