See what people say about their experience with our dogs
Our goal is to provide the highest quality protection dogs in the world. We do this through superior breeding, training, and customer service. We know that the dog you purchase from us will become part of your family or your law enforcement unit, so we put forth the extra effort to ensure that you receive the very best. We are thankful that many of our clients have referred others to us or come back to purchase a second or third dog from us. Referrals and repeat business are the best compliments we can receive. Below are some testimonials from a few of our past clients.
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Len Polistina (Dutch Shepherd)
I wanted to send you a brief referral letter in reference to our purchase of Buck, a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd.
Our background is as follows: We have children ranging from new born to 26 years old and needed a family dog that could function as a protection dog when needed. We also own a business in New Jersey and my wife has a FRO (final restraining order) on her ex-husband that has been very abusive at child exchanges.
We needed a protection dog that could travel with our family as well as has the ability to protect her when faced with a real-life threat. Our concern at first that we would get a K9 dog not well trained to our needs.
We did purchase from Scott’s K9 – a Dutch Shepherd that exceeds our expectations every day!! Buck lives in our house, travels with us everywhere, and allows my wife to shop with our dog and be assured that nobody is going to approach her by surprise with ill intensions.
In fact, we have referred Steve and he has made two additional sales to our friends that our also very pleased with their purchase.
Purchasing an expensive protection dog was a difficult decision for us, however, we are glad we decided to deal with Scott! I am not sure he feels the same about me though (HA), we absolutely drove him nuts in the buying decision and he was able to retain us as customers and now as friends.
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Brad (Belgian Malinois)
My journey began approximately 12 years ago searching for a highly trained Belgian Malinois. I spent around 2 years doing exhaustive research online and telephone interviews. I also visited three separate trainers/facilities to evaluate their practices and quality of animals.
Upon meeting Steve Scott, I knew he was the right professional to be speaking with. In all seriousness, I probably called Steve over 20 times asking the same questions and he always answered my questions in a transparent way and was honest with the dogs he had and most importantly their personality. He was patient, spoke to my wife and myself, and respected our needs and most importantly possessed integrity through the conversations.
I took delivery of my new baby “Queen Kyra” and she is exactly what we were looking for. I can’t thank Steve enough for everything and also regard him now as a friend.
Troy (Belgian Malinois)
I purchased a Belgian Malinois Protection Dog from Scott’s Police K9 & I am 110% satisfied. I am a single person who lives in a very upscale part of town, with businesses in a rough part of town. I wanted a protection dog for when I go to the office late at night, home protection & also a loyal companion, while I build my businesses. But I had concerns:
-Which breed would be best?
I researched protection dogs & learned the Belgian Malinois is hands-down the best, plus they can live +14 years.
-Where should I get my dog?
I researched all available breeders/trainers that I could find in the US & I had the most confidence in Scott’s Police K9. I also looked outside of the US & still believed Scott’s would definitely be the best choice.
-I am very busy with 3 businesses & I was asking myself, was the dog going to take my limited free time?
The dog has taken some of my free time, but he is very loyal & fun to hang-out with & I actually have more energy. I am getting more accomplished because I am taking him to work on evenings & weekends.
-Was shedding in the car & house going to be a problem?
It has not been an issue at all. I purchased a special dog brush that Steve recommended & the dog sits or lays-down automatically in the back of my SUV. He is not all over the vehicle like past dogs I have owned. He lays on his dog bed when asked & even when not on his dog bed the hair has not been an issue in the house or at work.
He still has his puppy side as Steve calls it “Malinois Moments”. This is only when I allow him to, as normally he just wants to be on command, ready to do whatever I tell him.
Steve flew him to town & had a planned transition that went flawlessly. The dog has bonded very quickly & it is like I have had him since he was a puppy. I was thinking of renaming him “Shadow”, as he does not want to leave my side.
-I have a very special cat which I could not risk getting hurt by the dog.
Steve chose a few of the dogs that he thought might match my personality & tested them around cats. Steve was there when the cat & dog were introduced & I followed his instructions on getting them acclimated to each other after he left. So far I have only had/seen positive interactions between the cat & dog.
-Would the dog bother other dogs in my neighborhood, when on walks?
Nope, he will be friendly if I allow him, otherwise he ignores them, even when fetching his ball at the park.
-What would I do with him on days I cannot take him to work?
He is fine in his kennel or roaming the house.
-Is he going to be vicious to people?
He is not the type of dog to bite people who are not a threat, as the stereotypical Doberman or Rottweiler might. He is super friendly, unless there is a threat.
-My cat has his own restroom/toilet….all I have to do is flush it. The last thing I want to do is carry a “dog poop” bag when the dog & I are on walks.
With Steve’s instructions I have had success teaching the dog to use a specific part of my yard (4ft x 3ft) area, before going on a walk.
-Would I ever hear from Steve after the purchase?
Absolutely. Steve is always reachable by text or phone & even checks-in with me to make sure things are going smoothly. His customer service is incredible as he feels he is responsible for the life of this dog & the future dogs that I purchase from him.
-I wondered what his obedience would be like.
His obedience is over the top. He will stay for hours (I do not like to leave him that long but if necessary at work for example he will stay quietly where I tell him), stop in-route to fetch his ball, snap to a heel position, sit, etc.
-What would his attack training be like?
He was amazing in the attack drills when Steve & Daniel were here training him at my businesses & at my home, yet when he is not in attack mode he is the friendliest & has the best temperament.
*I know I was not the easiest client to purchase a dog from Steve. Probably one of the most difficult, as Steve was very patient, talking to me for months before I finally decided to make the commitment & purchase my dog.
**Selecting Scott’s Police K9 has definitely been worth it & I recommend it to anybody looking for a loyal, amazingly obedient & well tempered protection dog, of the absolute highest level!
Roseanne (German Shepherd)
The first phone call to Steve, my husband and I asked many questions! Steve was excellent to share with us all the information we asked about. At the end of the phone call my husband said I believe we’re going to get a dog from him! After more checking and reading reviews, indeed we got our protection dog Abe in March of 2017. Abe became an instant member of the family! Abe bonded with my husband immediately, Steve and Randy our trainers were exceptional in working with us. My husband passed away in December and Abe is my protector and does a wonderful job! Abe is there for me, I love him and always will! Thank you both so much Steve and Randy, they have kept in contact with me and continue to do so!
D & R – South Dakota
Just can not say enough about Steve’s assessment of what we needed and the dog he placed with us —he is everything Steve told us and more. He is perfect in every way and surprises us continually at what an asset to our family he has become and how well adjusted he is to us and his he fit into our lifestyle .
We are so thankful we found Scott’s K9 and were able to work with Steve and glean the benefits of his life experience in the area of evaluation and training dogs for personal protection. We are thankful that we did not make a mistake in working with some of the folks we first contacted thinking all people acted in the manner they did and had such poor customer service and follow up.
So, thank you Steve for being the person you are and all that you provide and also for our wonderful personal protection dog.
Brad Thompson – Police K9 Handler
I’ve known Steve Scott professionally since about 2007. As the former Instructor/Trainer of the Fort Worth Police K9 Unit, I utilized Scotts Police K9 as one of my sources for acquiring good quality dogs. Steve is a solid, highly knowledgeable trainer in his own right and I always enjoyed my interaction with him and seeing the quality of dogs he was importing.
Fort Worth Police K9 Unit (Retired)
Annette Weiser (Belgian Malinois)
We are in love with our new dog Brody!! Words simply cannot describe the thanks we have for Steve Scott and his company, trainers and dogs!! Brody is the most well behaved, trained, loving and astute dog I️ have ever owned in my life! Brody has already been to Walgreens, Target, Whole Foods, the Hair Salon and he was a perfect gentleman. Thank you Steve for blessing us with Brody and making me feel safe!!
Jeff Warrant (Belgian Malinois)
Not sure I can say anything else that hasn’t been said from the other reviews. I’ve gotten two dogs from Scott’s K9. Both are simply amazing. I think Steve’s unique skill/differentiator is learning about his clients and being able to pair the right dog – not just by need, but also personality. I believe that helped us connect with our dogs quicker.
Kristen Flanagan (German Shepherd)
Melissa Adams (Belgian Malinois)
John Fowles (Belgian Malinois)
It is my pleasure to write a review about my experience with Scott’s Police K-9’s. I must say dealing with Mr. Stephen Scott has been a great experience. He is the real deal! I was fortunate enough to find his website. I have been looking for a protection dog for about a year. Never having a dog like this made me go out and do research on different dogs and number of websites. I am the type that does my homework before I buy. I wanted an obedient dog that I could take with me anywhere. I work a lot of late hours and thought it wouldn’t hurt to have a protection dog with me. Plus I have two daughters that like to run at night and I would feel much better with a protector.
I searched and searched and was never happy with any of the people I spoke to meaning other businesses out there selling dogs. I felt like I was being given some cheesy sales job from these other businesses and all I felt was they would tell me anything to sell me a dog. Most that I spoke to said I could come pick a dog up from them or they would ship it to me with a video or some instructions on how to. For me this just didn’t sit right so I decided to keep looking.
I was lucky enough to find Scott’s Police K-9’s. I looked through his site and there is a lot of great information here if you read through it all. So I filled out the online information form and Steve called me right away. I was very impressed with his immediate response, As soon as I spoke to Steve I immediately thought “finally someone who really knows what he is talking about”. Steve is a NO BS guy and trust me this is the guy you want to deal with. He tells it exactly how it is and I can’t tell you how valuable that is when making a purchase like this. Steve has an impressive background he proudly served our country in the U.S. Military and he is also a police officer and has decades of experience with these dogs. He is tough as nails just like his dogs but he has a big heart and really cares about his dogs and clients and that is very clear and you see this in his work and the way he runs his business.
Steve’s service has been excellent. Anytime I have a question he has been there with a prompt answer before, during, and after the purchase. He wants to make sure you and the dog are happy. Steve and I discussed my needs and was able to match me to a dog. Their was no arm twisting sales job, no lies, no BS. We decided on the dog and Steve told me he was going to personally deliver the dog, again very impressive. Included in the cost of my dog was delivery and 2 days training. Steve delivered the dog as promised. I spoke to him on a Saturday night and I had my dog the following Saturday, how can you beat that? Steve made me feel very comfortable purchasing the dog. He told me that he delivers all his dogs that way he can make sure that you are happy and the dog is the perfect match. He showed up with my new best friend and in minutes the dog was already taking to me and very friendly. Imagine how stressful it is for a dog to fly in a plane for 2000 miles then to get off the plane to meet its new master. Not this dog he is amazing and all the credit must be given to Steve. Most of my review is dedicated to Steve because he is the man behind these fantastic dogs.
Let me tell you a little about my dog, He is exactly 100% as Steve described. He is the most obedient dog I have ever seen. He is such an awesome dog and always wants to please. Its so amazing that he is such a friendly loving dog to all family and friends, but make no mistake when you need him for protection he is all business, just a fantastic incredible dog. He has settled in with me so fast I feel like he has been my dog for years and I know he will be the best friend I will ever have. Let me just finish by saying my new dog is the most fantastic dog I have ever come across in my life. I would not give him up for anything ever!!! Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed ever with a dog from Scott’s Police K-9. Thank you so much Steve!!
Dr. and Mrs. Subramanian (German Shepherd)
Mark Acedo (German Shepherd)
Angie Kenedy (German Shepherd)
Felisha Bennett (Belgian Malinois)
Kai Chen (German Shepherd)
Joelle Rogers (German Shepherd)
Terry Stump (Belgian Malinois)
I just want to say how very well pleased we are with our our protection dog provided by Scott’s Police K9s. We talked to several different K9 protection dog providers before deciding to work with Steve Scott. He stood out as being very knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He asked the right questions to determine what we were looking for in a protection dog. Our dog was delivered by a very knowledgable and personable trainer. He spent almost an hour talking to us about our dog and his needs and training, before he actually introduced us to our dog. The trainer spent two days with us, teaching us how to work with our dog (the dog was already very well trained; we just needed to be “trained” how to command him!).
Our dog responded to our commands on the very first day. On the second day, we were working off leash with him. He has settled into our family very well, is very affectionate and very well behaved. If I hadn’t seen him in his “attack ” mode, I would never believe he was capable of being so aggressive. We have been especially impressed by the follow-up support. The trainer who delivered our dog has stayed in contact with us, and has promptly answered our questions regarding training/correcting our dog. He has been a tremendous asset and we appreciate his ongoing support (I’m sure Steve would provide the same level of support. We just contact the trainer who personally delivered our dog because we now know him).
Our dog has already proven that he understands his role as a protector of our family. I wouldn’t hesitate to go anywhere with him by my side. I can’t even go outside to walk our other dogs without him being upset. He sits watch on the porch while I’m outside, otherwise, he sits inside and barks. Excellent dog! My baby! My protector!!!
Officer Brian Evans (Belgian Malinois)
D. ANTHONY (Spring Valley, Nevada)
TERRI HELLER (BELGIAN MALINOIS)
RICK DAVIS - POLICE K9 HANDLER, MOBILE AL (BELGIAN MALINOIS)
SHAWN ENGBRECHT - CEO, CASS GLOBAL SECURITY
As an organization tasked with the Personal Safety of CEO’s, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, Royalty, and members of the Diplomatic Corp, CASS Global is not in a position to work with anything but the absolute top tier of parallel service providers. The stakes are simply too high.
We engage directly with Scott’s K9 for the straightforward reason that they are the absolute best in their respective niche. The easiest way to expound on this is simply to state that everything they touch works, all the time. We’ve had zero negative feedback from clients who are referred to Scott’s K-9 by us. Due to our operating parameters, our relationship with our handful of partners is a critical part of our modus operandi. To that end, Steve and his team emerged the unanimous choice after an exhaustive vetting and testing process. In the years since then, we have never had any reason to regret our decision.
Like us, Scott’s K9’s is easy to work with, direct, and accountable for their actions. Our clients are invariably pleased as Steve exceeds performance expectations on practically every occasion.
CASS Global ponders long and hard before drafting reference letters such as this one, for one’s level of Corporate excellence is directly tied to those one associates with. In the case of Scott’s K-9’s, we couldn’t write this letter fast enough.
Should you wish to discuss our experiences with Steve and his organization directly, you may reach me at Shawn@cassglobalsecurity.com.
OFFICER JASON DOWNS - BUTLER UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT K-9 HANDLER/TRAINER
THOMAS ACKERMAN (BELGIAN MALINOIS)
JOSHUA POTICHA (BELGIAN MALINOIS)
I would like to thank you and your company for my new dog Ki. When I decided upon Scotts K-9 for my purchase of a family protection dog and companion, I had researched many companies throughout the United States and concluded from testimonial and experience that Scotts k9 would be the correct choice. I waited one month before writing this letter to get a grasp on the reality of how special and amazing of a dog I had purchased. This letter is difficult to write as every expectation I had was met and far surpassed anything I could imagine. The months leading up to receiving Ki, Steve was in contact with myself the whole time giving me updates on the dog and information on handling the dog when received. Upon delivery of the dog, Steve and his associate arrived in South Carolina with complete professionalism and gave me a in depth training course and socialization skills with my Malinois. The bond between myself and the dog was within one day! Ki responded to my commands and wanted to please even though my Dutch was quite sub-par for her standards. The dog beyond her intellect is an absolute beautiful standard of the Belgian Malinois breed as I am reminded by anyone who comes in contact with her. The compassion and drive the dog expresses to myself is like none I have ever experienced from any dog I have owned or encountered in my life. After receiving my dog, Steve has been in contact to check the status of her and to answer any questions I might have and I know Steve will be there without a doubt any time I might need his assistance in the future.
In one month after receiving her I have taken Ki on four airplanes, traveled to three states, multiple cities and a four-day road trip throughout the desert of Southern Utah. On each airplane, car and in the airports, she was calm and attentive to all my commands despite the massive distractions all around. Not only did Ki behave with upmost manners she was the best companion I could ask for during my travels. Throughout the travel days in two very large airports across the country we encountered many “trained” service dogs who did not come close in comparison to the obedience and affection of Ki.
With the obedience and affection completely beyond expectation there was now the question of the personal defense and how she would react in dangerous situations and when a threat presented itself. Ki and I went on many long walks in the late hours of the evening throughout areas and parks of the city that I would not have gone out to before without an armed escort. Ki immediately was aware of the situation and completely alert to all her surroundings. Without any fear or apprehension, she walked as instructed in command as my personal bodyguard. Upon every encounter of all strangers she was alert of their presence many moments before I noticed a possible threat. She showed no sign of aggression to strangers but they knew she was watching their every movement and without a doubt would defend her owner’s life with her own, and I truly believe that.
Steve, I cannot thank you enough for my new family member Ki and I would recommend your company to anyone who is looking to purchase the absolute best companion, perfect standard and obedience of the Malinois and without a doubt a personal full-time family bodyguard for life.
Brian Dowdy (Belgian Malinois)
I have purchased several dogs from Steve and all have been immaculate. Great drives and Confidence.
Jeff Wisecarver (Belgian Malinois)
I have been buying dogs from Steve for years. Always pleased. He has great dogs. Would recommend.
Best Training my dogs and I have ever had. Scott’s K9 is top notch!
Kyle Miller (Belgian Malinois)
Think all the other reviews say it best awesome guy to work with and still there for u if needed. Got my dog from him almost a year ago and she is awesome have so much fun with her. Would recommend Scott’s K-9 to any one.
Melissa Alexander (Belgian Malinois)
From the first phone call to the time you get your dog Mr. Scott is there for every question or concern you might have. He matched me to the perfect protection dog and companion! I can’t recommend him highly enough!!
- A Note From The Owner
"I hope some of these questions have been helpful to you in your decision to purchase a trained protection dog. Since the purchase of a personal protection dog is more involved than we can possibly cover here, we encourage you to contact us with additional questions about our trained dogs. We can custom tailor a K-9 that will be an exact match for you and your situation. I look forward to hearing from you."
- Steve Scott
Owner and Master Trainer