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10 Best guard dogs to help protect your home

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The true companion of a human being is a dog, who hails his tail every time with affection whenever he sees his owner.

Dogs not merely are loyal but protective, which makes them ferocious guards and amazing pets. A dog’s first instinct is to caution its owner whenever he sees a stranger. An ideal dog is fierce, responsive and obedient. Here are our picks of dogs that will guard your homes and ensure safety.

  1. German Shepherd

German Shepard

One of the most popular breeds to be found at a home is of German Shepherd. They inculcate absolute loyalty towards their family members. They are even preferred by police and military forces as they are highly active and can even sniff drugs and crime scenes. They require proper training to balance the act of protection, defence and even attacking.

  1. Akita


 Akita’s are an extremely loyal, fluffy and playful breed. Akita is a historic breed originating from a mountain region in Japan. Akita always keep an eye on you and takes their guardian duty seriously. These dogs have a complex temperament that requires obedience training in commencement.

  1. Bullmastiff

Bull Mastif

A British breed with a solid build and short muzzle, they are powerful yet gentle with their human pack and are well behaved.

Bullmastiffs are amazing companions. They require proper training to fortify their guardian instinct.

  1. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

One of the smartest breeds of dog. They are said to be the premier guards due to their ability to sense threats. Along with that, they are highly protective and docile of their family members. Structure training is required to ameliorate and control guardian skills.

  1. Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

This Belgian breed is an intelligent and energetic dog and is even acknowledged for military operations. They are look-alike like German Shepherd but are faster. These dogs need proper training but if you neglect them, they can become aggressive.

  1. Cane Corso

Cane Corso

An Italian breed, they are calm-natured and assertive. They were bred to guard property and hunt large games. They are quite intimidating and powerful yet goofy with their family members.

  1. Boxers


A German breed, with strong jaws and powerful bite. They are police dogs in European countries. They showcase versatility and have amicable personalities, especially fond of children. Boxers are highly energetic and portray watchdog intuition.

  1. Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepard

42nd smartest dog breed for compliance and intellect. They are not all looks but brains too and comply easily with other pets as well as children. They are alert and perspective and usually bark when they feel a potential threat.

  1. Rottweiler


Rottweiler is a German breed with vigorous structure. They serve as guard dogs and livestock herds. They have good command over directions and fathom instructions duly. Rottweilers are quite intimidating which makes them fearsome and even better guard dogs.

  1. Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

A breed found in the Swiss Alps, they are mountain dogs who are versatile, cheerful and smart. They are great watchdogs but aren’t overly suspicious, unlike other breeds. Appenzells are fearless and even affectionate if socialised and trained justly.


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