Guard dogs are some of the most loving animals you will ever know. They will protect their humans no matter what. Most guard dog breeds are bigger dogs that are highly intelligent. However, even though they may not make this list, don’t forget the smaller dog breeds that usually stay in the house. They can be great alarms when something suspicious is going on outside or inside the house.
The most popular guard dog breeds include:
Many people misunderstand Rottweilers who actually have a beautiful and playful temperament. They were originally trained to protect cattle and guard them no matter what. They have a stocky build and are very strong. They are loyal and intelligent and will love their humans unconditionally. They will not take kindly to strangers and all new people should be properly introduced to them. Training and socializing is very important for Rottweilers and they need a lot of opportunity for exercise.
The bullmastiff is an intelligent, loyal, and very strong dog breed. They are courageous and will protect their families as far as they can. They have good temperaments and are good family dogs. They should be given training and also allowed to get a lot of exercise. Socialization is important in knowing when to protect and when not.
The Giant Schnauzer may not look like the strong, muscular, or royal breeds on this list, but they are very good guard dogs. They crave company and will love their humans and protect them with their lives. They are excellent family dogs and love playing. As with the other guard dog breeds, they need training and socialization to ensure the proper behavior towards other people and dogs. They have strong personalities and are very energetic.
The Doberman Pincher is a very muscular and intelligent dog. Because of their appearance, they often remind us of the Egyptians and royalty. They are great companions and are often used in military or police work. Pinchers need a lot of exercise as they are very energetic. They are very sensitive and can pick up on emotions. They are not keen on strangers and might be very aggressive if not trained and socialized properly. Their appearance tends to scare people off and this makes them even better guard dogs.
German Shepherds are well-known for their work with police and the military. They are originally working dogs that were trained to herd sheep, hence their name. German Shepherds are very intelligent and are one of the dog breeds that are the easiest to train. They can be taught almost anything. They are good family pets that will remain loyal and be very protective of their humans. They are the perfect blend of guard dog and family pet and is always a good option for your family protection.
Other breeds to consider include Boxers, Great Danes, Argentine Dogos, and certain Bulldogs. It is clear from the above descriptions that most guard dogs have the dual capability of being protective and fierce when strangers or danger are near and being playful and loving with their families.