Dogs The Best Dogs for Protection  

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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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584 99
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

2
409 112
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

3
389 105
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

4
283 80
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

5
289 135
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

6
232 99
Bullmastiff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

7
195 90
Cane Corso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

8
191 101
Akita Inu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

9
156 83
Neapolitan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

10
164 113
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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11
123 68
Tibetan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

12
125 69
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

13
102 54
Boerboel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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90 48
Anatolian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

15
136 92
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

16
75 40
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

17
93 53
Kangal Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

18
123 81
Pyrenean Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

19
81 49
Fila Brasileiro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

20
59 33
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

21
100 86
Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

22
83 57
American Akita is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

23
106 80
Rhodesian Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

24
74 56
Tervuren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

25
74 57
Dogue de Bordeaux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

26
69 57
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

27
31 9
Dutch shepherd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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28
28 7
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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46 64
Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

30
47 57
Tosa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

31
17 17
Giant Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection
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32
46 76
Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

33
50 84
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

34
36 64
Black Russian Terrier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

35
36 63
Komondor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

36
64 114
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

37
52 100
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

38
29 79
Puli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

39
38 78
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

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27 77
White schnauzers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection

41
33 95
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dogs for Protection