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If you are interested in getting a protective dog, you aren't alone. Dogs that are protective make great pets for many different reasons, which is why we've created this interactive list of popular protective dog breeds for dog lovers to vote on. Shepherds, such as the Australian Shepherd and the Catalan Sheepdog, are extremely loyal to their owners and may even "herd" them away from danger. And then there's the Collie, a breed made famous by the most protective dog in Hollywood: Lassie. No matter what breed they are, these dogs all tend to be a bit protective of their owner, so keep that in mind if you are a parent to one of these furry companions.

If you already own a protective dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a protective dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Australian Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Tervuren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bullmastiff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Kangal Dog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Neapolitan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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American Eskimo Dog is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Mexican Hairless Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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҆arplaninac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Catahoula Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Rough Collie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Aidi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Laekenois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Dogo Sardesco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Tibetan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bully Kutta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Mountain Cur is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Moscow Watchdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bakharwal Dog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Thai Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Kanni is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Estrela Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Blue Picardy Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Denmark Feist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Blackmouth Cur is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Norwegian Lundehund is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Valley bulldog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Pumi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Sapsali is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Schnoodle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Morkie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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American Water Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Briard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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McNab is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Canadian Pointer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Posavac Hound is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Thai Bangkaew Dog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Catalan Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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West Siberian Laika is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets