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Top Guard Dogs of all Time

Updated on May 16, 2017

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Doberman Pinschers are one of the fastest dogs in the world and they are wonderful  guard dogs. Great guard dogs for the owner but, I would be cautious around a Doberman if you were not familiar with the dog.
Doberman Pinschers are one of the fastest dogs in the world and they are wonderful guard dogs. Great guard dogs for the owner but, I would be cautious around a Doberman if you were not familiar with the dog. | Source
As long as this breed is socialized with and treated well as a puppy it will make a loyal guard dog. The male is much larger than the female, but she is just as protective to  their owners.
As long as this breed is socialized with and treated well as a puppy it will make a loyal guard dog. The male is much larger than the female, but she is just as protective to their owners.
The Bullmastiff originated in England and they are known as silent watch dogs.
The Bullmastiff originated in England and they are known as silent watch dogs.
The German Shepard is a guard dog and more famously a police dog. I remember one dummer that
The German Shepard is a guard dog and more famously a police dog. I remember one dummer that | Source
The Pit Bull is a great guard dog as long as it properly trained and socialized.
The Pit Bull is a great guard dog as long as it properly trained and socialized. | Source

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Best Protection Breeds

Although training is a good idea and socialization is a must, the K-9's on this list have natural guarding and territorial instincts bred into them. Once one of these fine pets understands its home surroundings it will feel the role of home protector naturally.

1. Rottweiler: Personally, I can vouch for this breed since I have two myself. They can weigh between 120-200 pounds and they are very loyal and smart. They will defend their home to the death. They naturally check windows constantly if left in the home. They are loyal dogs and they love to be around their families at all times. If Laila is left in the room without us, when she realizes she is alone, she walks around until she finds us. We absolutely love our Rottweiler and would do as as we could for he.

2. Doberman Pinscher: This breed is best suited to be indoor guard dogs. Males weigh 75-100 pounds and these K-9's are extremely smart and obedient. They are constantly moving and surveying their territory for intruders in much the same way that Rottweilers do. Just like the Rottweiler and the Shepard the Pinscher originated in Germany. When I was a child walking home from school, I was afraid of two Doberman's that I had to pass everyday. They never attacked me but, they also did not like me walking by.

3. German Sheppard: Males weigh up to 100 pounds and females up to 80 pounds. The Shepard is a great guard dog and police use them because they are smart, obedient and strong. If they are going to be kept inside keep inside they are long haired dogs and they will shed more than some types of dogs. They protect their owners and they love to have a purpose in life. They can smell trouble a mile away trust me. These canines are extremely loyal to their owners and they are great with children. My family had a german shepard as a watch dog/protector for my brother and I when we were out of school or during the summer. Sampson, if he did not know you would meet you at your car door barking ferociously.

4. Bull Mastiff: This guard dog rarely ever barks and it guards the grounds in silence. Males grow up to 130 pounds and grow up to 27 inches tall. This is the only breed of guard dog that originated in England. This breed is very powerful and obedient but they are known to get their feelings hurt and are very sensitive. Family interaction is a must.

5. Komondor: This mop looking huge dog weighs between 100-140 pounds and stands up to 30 inches in height. This breed is of Asian descent with the Cumans. It was bred to guard livestock and it is known to knock intruders down and keep them down. A Komondor's fur takes over two full days to dry after getting a full bath. These seem like very smart dogs, as well as being very gentle.

6. Pit Bull Terrier: English Bulldogs and Old English Terriers combined to make this guard dog. Many people have used these dogs for fighting but, if it is raised properly around other dogs, and people and trained correctly it can be a loyal guard K-9.

7. Boerboel: This Mastiff was originally bred in South Africa for guarding homes and cattle. These smart, obedient canines Like most dogs on this list they need human companionship because they will start to tear things up if they are left alone to much. They are naturals at guarding and are very territorial.

8. Cane Corso: This Mastiff breed was originally bred in Italy, weighs up to 150 pounds and is very watchful of it's surroundings. They love to be given tasks to accomplish. Every minute they want to do something and at night they are guarding the property. Walking the backyard like a soldier. These dogs come in brown and also they come in black with white areas.

9. Kuvasz: This K-9 of Hungarian descent is great for guarding large areas or acres of land. A male can reach 32 inches in height and weigh up to 220 pounds, believe it or not. They are solid white and they are great with children and other family members. Their more independent than the other dogs on this list and do not mind being alone.

10. Rhodesian Ridgeback: These pets started out in Southern Africa and were actually bred to guard livestock against Lions. They weigh between 75-100 pounds and stand up to 27 inches tall. This breed can be an excellent dog for protection as long as it is trained and socialized properly.

Side Note: I have two Rottweilers and they are more than sufficient when it comes to protecting the property. They live inside the home and walk from window to window at all times. It is great because, I know when the mail or deliveries are at my home instantly as well as guests, the garbage man or God forbid an intruder.

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Cane Corso

The Cane Corso dog breed represents a huge and intimidating looking canine. Truth is however that around it's owners these dogs are big babies.
The Cane Corso dog breed represents a huge and intimidating looking canine. Truth is however that around it's owners these dogs are big babies. | Source

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Informative hub. There are a couple of dogs listed that I'm not familiar with. I've often wondered why the Chow isn't used as a guard dog because our chows have been more than adequate. One little female (55 lbs.) we had years ago took down a pit bull intruder so fast that Mr. B. had to rescue the pit bull from her. I love the Rodesian Ridgeback and did not know they were guard dogs. My mom's neighbor had one, and he was a big baby. (Actually, he wasn't so big, just a gentle baby.)