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Guide to the Best Guard Dogs

by Emeri Callahan

Dec 27, 2018

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Tips / Safety

Is there any feeling better than bringing home a new dog? I think not. The love and joy they bring to you and your family is second only to the security and peace of mind they can provide. When searching for your next Fido, keep these top guard dog breeds in mind to offer protection and loyalty to you and yours.

 

Bullmastiff

Equal parts lover and protector, bullmastiffs are traditionally bred for their physical strength, protective instincts, fearlessness and extreme family loyalty. Although they are the largest size breed of domestic dog, they will be calm and gentle with children and docile in a family environment.

 

Akita

This beautiful and powerful breed originates from the mountainous regions of northern Japan and is known to be courageous, dignified and profoundly loyal. Their instincts make them a bit wary of strangers and distrusting of other animals, but Akitas will happily share their goofy, affectionate side with their family.

 

German Shepherd

Quick as a whip and equally confident, German shepherds are the dog breed of choice for the police force because of their extreme intelligence and ease in learning commands. They can be calm and collected in the household, but will quickly react if they feel their home or family is in danger.

 

Doberman Pinscher

Dobermans are highly energetic and intelligent. Their speed and alertness make them the perfect dog for guarding large plots of land where they can challenge an intruder in record time. They are loyal companions, and always on the lookout for threats.

 

Rottweiler

Rottweilers are instinctually loyal, relentless protectors of their pack. They can often be wary and mistrust strangers at first because their focus is on keeping their family safe. The breed learns quickly with the right training, and can be a fearless guard dog.

 

Under $100 / Europe
Feb 16, 2019

Under $100: Lyon, France

Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Products / Clothing
Feb 16, 2019

Winter Hiking Gear

For winter hikes or cold-weather activity in general, it’s important to stay warm and protected from the elements. With that said, you’ll also be pretty active and may want to be mobile, able to remove or add layers and adapt to your changing body temperature. Consider packing some gear to help you stay on top of it all.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Products / Technology
Feb 16, 2019

App in the Air

Need assistance keeping track of flight information? There’s a perfect app for that. App in the Air keeps track of not only flight information, but itineraries, boarding passes and frequent-flyer programs as well. This app is helping to change the travel industry and make life easier for those constantly on the run. In addition the app can search tips from other travelers, such as where the nearest restaurants are or even where to charge your phone. It’s an all-in-one kind of app welcomed with open arms by the travel community. The more an app can do, the more useful it is because no one wants to click through 10 different apps and no one is going to remember to do that. With App in the Air, everything is at your fingertips.