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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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343 64
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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2
250 68
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

3
233 62
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

4
156 43
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

5
134 58
Bullmastiff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

6
160 85
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

7
98 71
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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84 50
Neapolitan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

9
92 58
Cane Corso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

10
85 64
Akita Inu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

11
87 63
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

12
74 55
Rhodesian Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

13
70 53
Pyrenean Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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65 46
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

15
62 48
Tibetan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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47 33
Boerboel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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51 40
Kangal Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

18
46 37
Fila Brasileiro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

19
46 37
Anatolian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

20
46 43
Dogue de Bordeaux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

21
45 44
American Akita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

22
52 63
Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

23
19 17
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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44 46
Tervuren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

25
42 47
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

26
11 14
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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32 39
Tosa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

28
28 46
Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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33 53
Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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24 44
Komondor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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22 43
Black Russian Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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42 81
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

33
35 73
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

34
27 64
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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26 57
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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18 59
Puli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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15 56
White schnauzers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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21 71
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection