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List of the best dog breeds for protection, as ranked by dog owners and dog breed professionals. A dog may be man’s best friend but they can also be man’s best form of protection. When you have a family and a home that you need to keep safe, you’ll do anything to deter robbers and other people who potentially wish to do you and your family harm. While a security system is one way to keep your loved ones safe, your beloved guard dog can also be the means of protection. Large and small dogs have been known to ward off intruders and warn you when harm is coming your way. If you’ve been wondering, “What is the best dog for protection?” this list has the answers.

 

The most protective dog breed are usually large dogs, like a Doberman and German Shepherd, who are confident, physically strong, and filled with instincts that will protect your family. Smaller dogs, such as a poodle or Chihuahua, can also protect your family by being a watchful eye for approaching danger.

 

This list is filled with the best guard dog breeds that will be forever loyal and loving to your family, while guaranteeing their safety. Defend your family with one of the future best friends from this list.

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German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Bullmastiff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Neapolitan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Boxer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Cane Corso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Akita Inu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Rhodesian Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Boerboel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Tibetan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Fila Brasileiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Pyrenean Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Kangal Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Dogue de Bordeaux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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American Akita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Tervuren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Tosa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Komondor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Black Russian Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Poodle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Puli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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White schnauzers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection