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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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973 190
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

2
1,073 228
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

3
882 295
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

4
614 241
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

5
558 218
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Labrador Retriever

6
519 203
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Zhuey75 added Boxer

7
473 228
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

8
376 187
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BrentWintle added Golden Retriever

9
388 199
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

10
245 98
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BenjaminDouglasNile added St. Bernard

11
361 205
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

12
336 188
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

13
284 149
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
CfaWeiss added Great Pyrenees

14
230 158
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Border Collie

The Best Dogs for Kids

15
247 180
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

16
238 184
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

17
187 147
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

18
204 170
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

19
172 142
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

20
11 0
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added English Mastiff

21
151 150
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

What's Your Phobia?

22
149 157
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

23
147 164
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

24
138 155
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Norwegian Elkhound

25
125 150
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

26
12 1
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added American Bulldog

27
93 132
Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

28
97 143
Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

The Best Dog Breeds for Families

29
95 141
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

30
21 24
Akita is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
AJ Laukant added Akita

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6 2
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Newfoundland

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91 140
Basenji is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

33
99 154
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

34
5 3
Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bloodhound

35
4 2
Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Chow Chow

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5 4
Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Redbone Coonhound

37
4 3
Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Coonhound

38
82 134
Corgi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
KathyRossFritsma added Corgi

39
3 4
English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added English Coonhound

40
3 4
Airedale Terrier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Airedale Terrier

41
3 4
Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bluetick Coonhound

42
2 3
Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Dalmatian

The Best Dogs for Small Children

43
2 4
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bulldog

44
2 4
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Chihuahua

45
1 3
Collie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Collie

46
1 3
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Old English Sheepdog

47
78 135
Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Alano Español

48
0 3
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Greyhound

49
0 3
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Weimaraner

50
77 138
Manchester Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families