Dogs 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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1,102 221
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

2
1,206 259
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

3
957 337
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

4
706 259
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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574 222
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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596 255
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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519 246
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

8
427 211
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

9
275 111
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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400 215
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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11
314 158
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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12
387 220
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

13
351 198
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

14
248 173
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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261 195
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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46 4
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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250 193
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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231 177
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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200 153
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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193 147
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

21
170 153
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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35 5
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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23
157 166
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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45 30
Akita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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153 175
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families