Although the German shepherd was the only breed originally used in schutzhund training , and still are in Germany, there are other breeds and mixes that can reap the rewards of schutzhund training. Such breeds aside from the German shepherd include the Belgian malinois, Rottweiler’s, Giant schnauzers, Dobermans, Boxers, the Bouvier, Cane corso, Black Russian terriers, American bulldogs, Beaucerons, Dutch shepherds, Airedales and Australian cattle dogs, just to name a few. Most any dog can qualify. It depends on the dog itself, its willingness to learn and its personality for schutzhund training.
There are three differing titles of schutzhund training known as SchH1 (schutzhund 1), SchH2 (schutzhund 2)and SchH3 (schutzhund 3). Each title has different requirements and type of training involved as follows: