What are the best guard dogs?

Dogs are not just cute pets but also loyal friends to us. Take a look at this list of the most reliable and qualified guard dogs for your home and family's protection. Depending on your preference and lifestyle, choose a dog to guarantee your safety.

asked by Anonymous
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8 solutions
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    #1German Shepherd

    German Shepherd

    German Shepherds are one of the most common breeds for police dogs but they are also common pets. These dogs are large, brave and unafraid to put themselves in danger to save a loved one.

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    Jason Brewer
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I had a German Sheperd for the longest time. I loved him and even my family did. Two months ago, he passed away. Was very brave but really a good guard dog for almost everyone"
  2. 14

    #2Rottweiler

    Rottweiler

    Rottweilers are known to be gentle around their owners but intimidating when it comes to strangers. If trained well, this intelligent and confident breed would make an excellent guard dog for families.

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    Zhou Lai
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I have my pet Rottweiler and he's still a puppy. So far so good even for apartment life where I live. Seems to sense dangers a lot too. So thankful that I have my Fluffy guarding my home"
  3. 8

    #3Bullmastiff

    Bullmastiff

    The Bullmastiff is described as a strong and sometimes strong-willed dog that tends to rarely bark but is good at sensing danger. It is a cross between a bulldog and a mastiff and is one of the most protective dogs to own.

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    Caroline Lin
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I was scared to see my neighbor's Bullmastiff guard dog because it's so big but seems friendly even though it's really an attack dog"
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    #4Boxer

    Boxer

    Boxers love kids! They are very energetic dogs that need lots of exercise, so they'll keep your kid entertained. They enjoy being around people and are playful, just make sure that they get enough activity because they tend to get restive and bark if they have too much pent-up energy.

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    Ramiro Barajas
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Whenever we are in parks, our Boxer pup seems to alert us of what happens around all the time. They just tell you with their gestures and usually, they are aware of visitors etc.. I suggest people to have them"
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    #5Doberman Pinscher

    Doberman Pinscher

    The Doberman Pinscher is an intelligent and easily-trained dog breed. They are athletic and requires lots of regular exercises. Despite being huge dogs, they are strong, fast, and brave, making them the perfect dog to guard your house. 

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    Amy Welch
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "My dad started to take care of this kind of dog basically as a guard dog lately and for a first-time owner, he seems to get a grip of the dog easily. They are cute also even they are big and scary sometimes"
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    #6Pit Bull

    Pit Bull

    The Pit Bull is a friendly family dog that was originally used to "bait" bulls but then evolved to be a farm dog, and later a nanny dog. Contrary to popular belief, pit bulls are highly trainable dogs who are very gentle with children.

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    Kathy Lewis
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "A lot of friends told me that Pitbulls are dangerous but I guess it depends when you train them well and make them socialize. We have a Pitbull guard dog since I was young and it's very loyal and is one of the best guard dogs to have imho "
  4. 1

    #7Vizsla

    Vizsla

    Vizslas are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. They are highly trainable and are natural hunters with a great nose. Their personality is lively, gentle-mannered, affectionate, sensitive, and very protective.

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    Daniel Cruz
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "A family friend was asking me to take care of her Vizsla pet and I didn't resist. Cute and protective. Seems like it can be useful for protection even its a kinda small guard dog breed"
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    #8Newfoundland

    Newfoundland

    The Newfoundlands are large working dogs that can be black, brown, or white-and-black (called Landseer). Originally, they were trained as working dogs for fishermen and are known for their calm disposition, giant size, intelligence, loyalty, and strength.

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    Guo Ding
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Actually this kind of dog is for survival rescue most of the time I think. But for a guard dog they're okay"

Summary

Best What are the best guard dogs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1German ShepherdOther 20 Paid
2RottweilerOther 14 Paid
3BullmastiffOther 8 Paid
4BoxerOther 3 Paid
5Doberman PinscherOther 3 Paid
6Pit BullOther 2 Paid
7VizslaOther 1 Paid
8Newfoundland Other 1 Paid
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