Top 10 Dog Breeds that Will Protect You

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Some of the essential qualities of a guard dog include their size and strength, but their intelligence, loyalty, courage, and territorial instincts play a big role too. While you may want a pup that can keep you safe, you also want a pooch that will be a nice loving dog to you and the rest of your family. Choosing a pup with the right temperament, and just the right amount of brawn and instinct may be your best bet. Here are the top breeds that may be the pawrfect guard dog to keep you safe.

#1 Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is not just a protective, powerful-looking pooch, but is also a smart and loyal one too. They were bred to protect their herd, but they have since been found to protect their human herd just as well. Team that with their lovable furiendliness toward the family and you got the number one protector.

#2 German Shepherd

One of the top police and military choices in the United States, the German Shepherd is also a brave guardian for the family. They also bond well with other family members, even cats, and will protect them too. With intelligence and loyalty to boot, these are perfect dogs for any family.

#3 Doberman Pinscher

Known for their protective instincts, the Doberman is often used for Police and Military work. They are one of the smartest dog breeds in the world with courage that is unbeatable. The Dobie is also a speedy breed, so they can and will chase the intruders away no matter how fast they are.
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#4 Akita Inu

The Akita Inu was originally bred to hunt and fight bears in Japan, and it shows in their fierce ability to stand their ground. They are also loving and gentle with their family and other pets, so you can have a cuddly canine kid who will protect you from anything.

#5 Boxer

At first glance, this playful family dog doesn't seem like a grand protector, but in fact was bred for it! Very loyal, Boxers are suspicious of strangers and can stop many with their menacing glare and strong physique. Deep down though, this easygoing doggo wants nothing more than to cuddle and bond with their family.

#6 Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff was created in the 1700s by breeding a Bulldog with a Mastiff to produce a huge watchdog with a gentle and loving side for their family and furiends. In fact, they are downright affectionate and cuddly most of the time, but if someone threatens their humans, they had better run fast.

#7 Giant Schnauzer

This loyal pup is about the size of a small pony, and can be intimidating when they want to be. Highly territorial, you can expect this giant to protect you and yours, between kisses, of course! The largest of the Schnauzers is a most affectionate dog, but does require lots of attention and training.

#8 Staffordshire Bull Terrier

This terrier is all muscle, but loves to run and play like a puppy. They do not go looking for a fight, but they will certainly start one with anyone or anything that tries to hurt their humans. With tons of energy, these fur babies are furfect protectors for your family.

#9 Great Pyrenees

Don't let that fluffy, soft coat fool you! These big pups are used to scaring off predators as large as bears, so guarding your yard won't be a problem. These gentle giants are courageous, and will take their job seriously. Strangers will get the hint when they hear this dog's loud bark!

#10 American Pit Bull Terrier

The presence of a Pit Bull alone can strike fear into an intruder's heart! With a bad reputation and the muscle to back it up, this intimidating breed can easily defend your family. Pitties are also affectionate, playful, and patient with kids, so this gentle beast can be your best friend and protector!