Many people believe that they want this extreme level of protection, but with this natural aggression there is a price, and the price is time --time that new owners must dedicate to socialization of their pup. All breeds, all dogs, need socialization, but the amount of socialization required of a naturally aggressive dog is directly proportional to the degree of aggression in question. A very aggressive breed needs very intense socialization for at least the first two years of life in order to "diffuse" the inherent explosiveness of the dog. This is not to say that "diffusing" the dog will ruin it as a guard dog -- you can't keep your Caucasian from attacking if you are threatened. This just means that, because of her wide exposure to a cross-section of humanity and sights and sounds, your Caucasian won't eat the painter when the ladder tips over, or won't throw herself into a roaring frenzy when you drive by an amusement park or through a car wash. Sirens, horns, sharp cracks, loud music, flashing lights, crowds, and other dogs should all be taken in stride by a properly socialized Caucasian. Aloof and suspicious of strangers, the properly socialized Caucasian will quickly relax into a state of calm watchfulness in the presence of visitors. The improperly socialized dog on the other hand, will have to be hauled off, roaring and fighting, to be penned until the visitor leaves... and then, if your repairman suddenly becomes violent, your dog is outside in the pen and can't help you. It is worth it to socialize your Caucasian. Without control, all the power and strength and fearlessness of your Caucasian is worthless to you.
A Note about Aggression
With over 40 years experience in dog breeds of all kinds, in our opinion the Caucasian is the most aggressive breed that can still be a part of the home and family. There are more aggressive breeds, but they cannot be around children. This mandates the need for ethical breeding of this breed. Thus, Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware—is especially applicable here.
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