Top 10 Dog Breeds that Will Protect You

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Some of the essential qualities of a guard dog are not just their size and strength, but also their intelligence, loyalty, courage, and territorial instincts. 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. You may be surprised to find that some of the most intelligent and protective dogs are small ones that, while brave, are more likely to need saving than they are to save you from getting hurt. 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.


The Rottweiler is not just a protective, scary-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.

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. Intelligence and loyalty to boot, these are furfect guard dogs for any family.

Rottie Shepherd

What do you get when you mix the top two most protective guard dogs? A Rottie Shepherd pawdyguard, which is the best of both breeds. They have the confidence and courage to stand up for you as well as the intelligence and loyalty to know who they are supposed to be standing up for.
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Doberman Pinscher

Known for their protective instincts, the Doberman is often used as a guard dog. They are one of the smartest dog breeds in the world with a 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.

Doberman Shepherd

Another designer breed, mixing the Doberman with the German Shepherd gives the Doberman Shepherd the kind of canine courage that other dogs only dream about. They are large and in charge, with a strong loyalty towards the family and the clever ability to know who the bad guys are with very little training.

Akita Inu

Bred to be a fighting dog, this large beauty used to hunt and fight bears, 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.

Akita Shepherd

Blending the Akita with the German Shepherd produces a fur-ocious and furry protection pooch who will not just stand up for you but for anyone within your group. They are smart dogs that learn fast, so it only takes a little training and their instincts take over for the rest.


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.

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.

Staffy Bull Bullmastiff

Crossing the huge Bullmastiff with the muscular and courageous Staffordshire Bull Terrier produces a hunky hybrid that will scare away any predator. These gentle giants will stick up for you against anyone, but they are cuddly and lovable most of the time. Great with kids and other pets, they’re also pawesome family pets.