The Best Guard Dogs for Families Anything
1Vote List
by  tags 1,225 votes 163 voters 8,984 views 35 items f p @

The Best Guard Dogs for Families

List Criteria: Top guard dog breeds for protecting kids

List of the best guard dogs for families, as ranked by dog lovers and breed experts alike. Protecting your family is the most important thing in the world. So, when you’re trying to decide which dog breed to introduce into the family, you may consider a dog that will ensure the safety of your home and the precious people that reside in it. Many breeds of dogs are considered watchdogs because of their abilities to sense danger and protect their family. Guard dogs are often known for barking at potential threats like home intruders. In extreme cases they’ve also been known to attack by biting those who are harming those they’re familiar with. These guard dogs are sweet and loving to those they know, but are very sensitive to impending peril.

 

What are the best guard dogs for families? This list has the canine breeds that are most likely to protect their families through warning them of danger and scaring off possible threatening people. These dogs are also perfect for families because they can be extremely loving to their family members.

 

This list includes large breeds that would be intimidating to any possible intruder, as well as small dogs which are perfect for warnings when danger is near. Whatever your reason for wanting a dog, these pups will be sure to give you the love and security your family needs.

    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 83
    - 15
    ) open
  2. 2
    + 69
    - 17
    ) open
  3. 3
    + 54
    - 16
    ) open
  4. 4
    + 39
    - 16
    ) open
  5. 5
    + 35
    - 15
    ) open
  6. 6
    + 36
    - 16
    ) open
  7. 7
    + 31
    - 14
    ) open
  8. 8
    + 29
    - 17
    ) open
  9. 9
    + 26
    - 15
    ) open
  10. 10
    + 24
    - 14
    ) open
  11. 11
    + 21
    - 12

    Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 18
    - 10
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 19
    - 12
    ) open
  14. 14
    + 16
    - 10
    ) open
  15. 15
    + 13
    - 7
    ) open
  16. 16
    + 15
    - 11
    ) open
  17. 17
    + 14
    - 11
    ) open
  18. 18
    + 15
    - 13

    Alano Español

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 13
    - 11

    Entlebucher Mountain Dog

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 10
    - 10

    Plott Hound

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 14
    - 15

    Norwegian Elkhound

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 10
    - 12
    ) open
  23. 23
    + 11
    - 14
    ) open
  24. 24
    + 9
    - 13

    Finnish Lapphund

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 7
    - 11
    No image

    Catahoula Cur Dog

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 11
    - 17
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 9
    - 15
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 8
    - 15

    Portuguese Podengo

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 14
    - 24
    ) open
  30. 30
    + 11
    - 20
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 8
    - 16

    Welsh Springer Spaniel

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 8
    - 16
    ) open
  33. 33
    + 5
    - 14

    Sloughi

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 9
    - 23
    ) open
  35. 35
    + 4
    - 20
    ) open
36 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists