Parenting The Best Guard Dogs for Families  

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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.

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1,186 251
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

2
1,074 216
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

3
943 327
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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685 253
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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560 218
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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587 245
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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507 242
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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414 209
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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263 109
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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392 207
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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382 215
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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304 155
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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39 1
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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345 195
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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243 169
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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257 192
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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246 190
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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224 173
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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194 150
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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185 145
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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31 3
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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164 152
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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154 163
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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150 172
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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139 165
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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37 29
Akita is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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127 157
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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15 9
Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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12 6
Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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102 144
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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11 6
Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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97 137
Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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10 7
Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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100 150
Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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8 6
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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95 143
Basenji is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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9 8
Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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8 7
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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8 8
Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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104 161
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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10 12
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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8 10
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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6 7
English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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5 6
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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87 139
Corgi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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7 10
Airedale Terrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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3 7
Collie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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3 8
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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80 138
Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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79 142
Manchester Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families