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

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

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

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660 249
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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

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

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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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

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Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Norwegian Elkhound

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Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Akita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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Basenji is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Poodle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Airedale Terrier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Corgi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Collie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Alano Español

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Manchester Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families