I'm a dog trainer & people are surprised by my favourite breed – but they’re the perfect guard dogs & gentle around kids | The Sun

AFTER deciding on welcoming a dog into your home, the second biggest choice to make is what breed to go for.

And what one person might look for in a breed is likely to be different to another.


From low maintenance to being child-friendly, there are a whole host of factors to consider.

Southend Dog Training took to TikTok and shared a video revealing his personal favourite and least favourite dog breeds based on his experiences with them.

In the clip, he begins by unveiling that his number one choice would be the Rottweiler.

Explaining why, he notes: "They're big enough you can have a tough and tumble with, gentle enough to be around the children.

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"They're imposing enough that people are going to to think twice before messing with your Mrs – I'm quite comfortable being able to go out and leave my wife and kids at home knowing they're safe."

Sharing some additional perks of the Rottweiler, he continues: "They don't have so much energy that they're overbearing and they're loyal."

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The professional dog trainer goes on to reveal that his second favourite dog breed would be the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

"It's just the ultimate dog," he enthuses.

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"Great with children, great with people – and a really, really healthy, hardy dog."

Southend Dog Training then goes on share that his least favourite dogs are "anything with a flat face".

He explains: "It doesn't matter how well bred they are they're simply never going to be as healthy as a dog with a long snout."

The post has since received over 573,000 views and been flooded with comments – with many in agreement with the professional dog trainer's views.

"Rottweilers are elite! Will never own anything else," wrote one.

A second penned: "I have a Rottweiler/Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Amazing dog."

A third commented: "The way I take it personal when the answer isn't Labrador."

Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: "The best dog I ever had growing up was a Rottweiler."

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Another praised: "Staffies are incredible."

And one more added: "Staffys are the ultimate dog. Owned English Bull Terriers in the past. Staffys are another level."

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