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