Top 10 Best Guard Dog Breeds

There are a lot of researches listing the best guard dog breeds. They are not at the same opinion but here is an overall summarized list based on over 10 studies .

10 American Pitbull Terrier

American Pitbull Terrier
The American Pitbull Terrier is a result of experimental crossing of terriers and bulldogs. Although usually an intelligent and friendly dog, it has sense for danger and knows when it needs to protect.

9 Boxer

Boxer
Boxers are developed in Germany by crossing the Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer – two German mastiff type dogs.
An athletic and energetic dog, the boxer is very courageous and is very suitable as a guard dog. It is often used in the police and when trained by a professional (like most dog that are suitable for guarding) can turn into a really scary creature.

8 Komondor/ Hungarian Sheepdog

Komondor/ Hungarian Sheepdog
The Komodor’s origin goes back centuries ago. His forefathers are the Tibetian dogs. It is specially developed to guard his master’s flock.

7 Brazilian Mastiff /Fila Brasileiro

Brazilian Mastiff /Fila Brasileiro
This breed originally developed in Brazil to protect the plantations by crossing Mastiffs and Bloodhounds. The Brazilian Mastiff is extremely self-confident and courageous dog that is suitable for protecting bigger areas. Naturally a born guarding breed , it do not hide his dislike do strangers.

6 Cane Corso – Italian Mastiff

Cane Corso - Italian Mastiff
This is a perfect protection and watch dog. His origins are in Italy it has been used for centuries for hunting and guarding. It is very intelligent and trainable and can turn into a real beast.

5 Argentinian Mastiff /Dogo Argentino

Argentinian Mastiff /Dogo Argentino
It was bred in Argentina from Cordoba Fighting Dog and other breeds, originally for hunting. It is a very muscular and strong dog needing a lot of exercises.

4 Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff was a cross of 40% Old English Bulldog and 60% English Mastiff. The result is highly intelligent, less barking and strong dog perfect for guarding.

3 Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher
Ranked the fifth most intelligent dog, the Doberman Pinscher can turn into a perfect guarding animal. At the same time if trained properly it turns to be ideal family dog.

2 German Shepherd

German Shepherd
Very protective, intelligent and loyal breed, the German Shepherd is the second best guarding dog. (Although considered number one in several researches. )

1 Rottweiler

Rottweiler
The number one – the Rottweiler is a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts. A dog that is eager to work, if trained properly can be a perfect assistant as a watch dog or a guardian .


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