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9 Territorial Dog Breeds That Are Popular Pets 

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If you are interested in getting a territorial dog, you aren't alone. Although it seems like a negative trait, dogs that are territorial can actually make great pets for different reasons. That's why we've created this interactive list of popular territorial dog breeds for dog lovers to vote on. These types of dogs, like Boerboels and Karelian Bear Dogs, are protective of their homes and families. When properly trained, these territorial breeds make excellent guard dogs and companions.

If you already own a territorial dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a territorial dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.
Boerboel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 9 Territorial Dog Breeds That Are Popular Pets
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The Boerboel [ˈbuːrbul], also known as the South African Mastiff, is a large, Molosser-type breed from South Africa and are bred for the purpose of guarding the homestead. These dogs were bred as working farm dogs and are one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world and have a bite force of up to 800 psi. ...more on Wikipedia

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Rafeiro do Alentejo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 9 Territorial Dog Breeds That Are Popular Pets
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Rafeiro do Alentejo

The Rafeiro do Alentejo, Alentejo Mastiff or Portuguese Mastiff, is a large breed of dog that originated in Portugal. The Rafeiro do Alentejo is of the livestock guardian dog type, and the name refers to its area of origin, Alentejo, in south-central Portugal. Although the word rafeiro means mongrel in Portuguese, the Rafeiro do Alentejo is recognized as a breed by the Portuguese Caniculture Club and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. ...more on Wikipedia

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Kintamani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 9 Territorial Dog Breeds That Are Popular Pets
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Kintamani

The Kintamani (anjing Kintamani) or the Kintamani-Bali Dog is a dog native to the Indonesian island of Bali. It is a popular pet for the Balinese and locally Bali's only official breed. It is an evolving breed indigenous to the Kintamani region which evolved from the local Bali street dogs, which are a feral random-bred landrace distinctive to Bali. In 2019, the FCI decided to give the breed a provisional recognition. ...more on Wikipedia

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Karelian Bear Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 9 Territorial Dog Breeds That Are Popular Pets
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Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog (Karjalankarhukoira) is a Finnish breed of dog. In its home country, it is regarded as a national treasure. Karelian Bear Dogs will hunt a variety of animals. Its quick reflexes and fearless nature have made it very popular for hunting large game including bears, moose, and wild boar. It was the breed's ability to hunt bears that earned the breed its name. The Karelian Bear Dog is among the top 10 most common dog breeds in Finland. ...more on Wikipedia

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