HR Strange But True!
June 16, 2011

Executives who may be looking to improve security may be interested in a line of executive protection that provides safety and companionship. If so, man’s best friend may be a perfect fit for the job.

When you hear “German shepherd,” you may think of a police dog. However, German shepherds are increasingly being used as “executive protection dogs.”

A recent New York Times article highlighted German shepherds that, unlike law enforcement dogs, are trained to have dual natures—ferocious protector and child-friendly companion.

Buying one of these highly trained security canines is no small purchase. These German shepherds, which boast similar skills as the dogs used in military units, cost $40,000 to $60,000 with the proper credentials. Furthermore, award-winning dogs fetch a higher price . Julia, an international champion trained by Harrison K-9 Security Services, cost her owner $230,000, according to the feature in the New York Times.

Sound expensive? Not in comparison to a full-time bodyguard, said Wayne Curry, the owner of Kraftwerk K9. “And the dog, unlike the bodyguard, can’t be bought off.”


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