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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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1,148 244
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

2
1,035 209
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

3
921 314
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

4
654 247
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

5
545 212
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Zhuey75 added Boxer

6
572 236
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Labrador Retriever

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495 235
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

8
27 0
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added English Mastiff

9
407 205
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

10
386 199
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BrentWintle added Golden Retriever

11
256 105
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BenjaminDouglasNile added St. Bernard

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370 212
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

13
293 153
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
CfaWeiss added Great Pyrenees

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339 192
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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237 164
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Border Collie

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252 186
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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242 187
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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213 171
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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190 147
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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181 143
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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22 1
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added American Bulldog

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158 151
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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152 159
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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149 167
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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139 158
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Norwegian Elkhound

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127 152
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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29 27
Akita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
AJ Laukant added Akita

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97 132
Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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11 4
Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bloodhound

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100 144
Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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98 141
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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7 3
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Newfoundland

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7 4
Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Redbone Coonhound

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6 3
Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Coonhound

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6 3
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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93 140
Basenji is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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102 155
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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6 5
Airedale Terrier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Airedale Terrier

39
5 4
Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Dalmatian

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5 4
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bulldog

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6 6
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Chihuahua

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86 134
Corgi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
KathyRossFritsma added Corgi

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4 3
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Weimaraner

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4 5
Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bluetick Coonhound

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4 5
English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added English Coonhound

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

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2 4
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Greyhound

48
2 4
Collie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Collie

49
78 136
Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Alano Español

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78 138
Manchester Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families