These are two dogs which would be perfect for you.
Collins is huge and I'm told pictures do not do him justice. He is naturally very attentive, loves to please and is very easy to handle. If I were recommending one dog to you Collins would be the one. That said, if we did not have Collins I would wholeheartedly recommend Danny Boy. He has the oversized Akita like head that you like, and a substantial body as well. He's only medium size in height but will not look medium size in how he presents himself. Danny Boy's ability in protection is the same as Collins. The only other difference is personality. In everyday life Collins is a quiet dog by nature. His outgoing personality comes out when taken out in public, or when doing something with him. On the other hand Danny Boy has a bigger, more happy-go-lucky personality all the time. As a result of our Naked Obedience Danny Boy will be quiet and still in everyday life (part our house manners) while still being upbeat. For instance when you come home with Collins and tell him to lay down he will gladly do so and probably soon be taking a nap. If you come home and tell Danny Boy to lay down he also will. The difference is Danny Boy will also be wagging his tail looking at you hoping you invite him over to be pet.
You can't go wrong with either dog. I just put them up on our website with Collins in our elite program and Danny Boy in our executive program. The reality is we just purchased them so you can choose whatever program you would like based on training or price. It can be just Naked Obedience, Executive Protection Dog or our Elite Family and Estate Protection Dog program. The training program you choose will determine their price.
Danny Boy is an 11 year old dark sable male raised for dog sports. He is medium in size but very substantial with a Rottweiler like head. Physically, at 11 months old he is still just a big puppy. At 2 1/2 years old he people will be stopping their cars on the street just to look at him. Danny Boy's personality is very free spirited, happy and friendly. His owner has trained him for sport but has a military police K9 background. That has background has insured Danny Boy has been socialized daily, and has had additional functional protection off of the training field. In protection Danny Boy has high drive, is powerful with strong aggression when needed. At this age and with his ability he just gets better and better by the week.
Danny Boy's height is 63 to 64 cm with his weight at around 80 lbs.
Collins is a young oversized male from top performance bloodlines. His father won the national working championship and competed four times at the world championship. What is really interesting is his upbringing. Collins was raised by a woman for law enforcement. As a talented and experienced handler she was given permission to use her own dog for work. She purchased Collins as a puppy for that purpose. From the very first day of being brought home Collins was brought out in public. Daily Collin's owner would expose him to new and more extreme experiences. First the train station, then riding on a train and then finally walking along the platform as a train would go by at high speeds. Collins has been raised with young children, other dogs as well as horses. You could not ask for a more perfect upbringing.
In training the focus has naturally been functionality. His owner has had him off-leash in the busiest parts of the city with complete control. In protection he will bite anywhere, anytime and anyone when instructed. What has been unfortunate for Collin's owner (but a great benefit to us) is he does not have the hunting drive needed for narcotic detection. While not perfect for narcotic detection Collins is the dream dog for the majority of our clients.
Collins is 66 to 67 cm tall and weighs around 90 lbs. He is expected to be upwards of 100 lbs when fully mature.