(Natural News) Through the years, dogs have constantly proven why they deserve to be called "man's best friend." They're affectionate, dependable, protective, and smart, making them the perfect companion to have when SHTF. (h/t to ThePreppingGuide.com)
However, there are many different dog breeds to choose from. They all have various pros and cons but if you're not sure what kind of dog to get, check out the list below for seven of the best dog breeds that will suit the prepping lifestyle.
The Akita is a large breed that hails from Japan. Akitas are suitable guard dogs, and they are loyal to their friends and family. This breed can be very loving to people it spends most of its time with.
While the Akita is a very alert breed, they need to be trained well. If they're not adequately socialized, Akitas may be hostile toward people they're unfamiliar with.
Akitas would make great dogs for preppers because they are strong and intelligent.
2. Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamutes resemble their wolf ancestors. These dogs are particularly smart and they're great hunters. However, compared to other large dog breeds, they have a relatively long lifespan of about 12 to 15 years.
As a large, strong breed with great endurance and energy, Alaskan Malamutes are a great choice for preppers.
3. Bernese Mountain Dog
While they're not as popular as the other breeds in this list, Bernese Mountain Dogs are strong and capable. These dogs are calmer and more good-natured than other breeds, which makes them ideal pets for when SHTF.