Affluent Clients Spending Six Figures on K-9 Protection Dogs
In Southern California, crime has gotten to the point where people are willing to spend $150,000 on a dog which can protect them and their family.
According to a professional trainer of protection canines in Scottsdale, people are becoming more aware and more interested in having a protection dog.
“We do provide a lot of protection dogs for civilians. Most of the time, it’s women and families. We only sell the highest level of dog to families for personal protection.”
“There’s a strong psychological effect these dogs have on people. That’s part of what makes them such a great deterrent. We work with many law enforcement dogs,” Mr. Rafferty said.
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Most dogs are not capable of being able to perform at a higher level of protection. Less than 1 percent are able to “make the cut”.
German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are the most popular breeds for trainers in this line of work.
The preferred dog has the genetics and the temperament to be able to work like a police dog, yet be completely social with the family.
Each dog sold at K9 Defense takes about of 2 1/2 years of development and training.
The training commitment to these dogs means that professional trainers can usually only develop one or two dogs at a time.
Most of these professional trainers obtain their dogs from a select number of specialized breeders.
The average cost of a protection dog runs from $40,000 to $60,000.