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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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1,126 242
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

2
1,017 207
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

3
914 310
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

4
642 246
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

5
569 231
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Labrador Retriever

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536 212
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Zhuey75 added Boxer

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494 232
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

8
403 203
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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383 197
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BrentWintle added Golden Retriever

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251 103
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BenjaminDouglasNile added St. Bernard

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366 210
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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290 152
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
CfaWeiss added Great Pyrenees

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337 191
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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20 0
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added English Mastiff

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235 163
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Border Collie

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250 184
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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240 186
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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212 170
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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188 147
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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177 143
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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157 150
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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19 1
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added American Bulldog

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151 158
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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148 165
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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139 156
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Norwegian Elkhound

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126 151
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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26 25
Akita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
AJ Laukant added Akita

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94 132
Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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99 143
Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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96 141
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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8 4
Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bloodhound

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6 2
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Newfoundland

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91 140
Basenji is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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99 154
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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5 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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6 4
Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Redbone Coonhound

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5 3
Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Coonhound

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84 134
Corgi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
KathyRossFritsma added Corgi

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

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

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

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3 4
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bulldog

The Best Dogs for Small Children

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3 5
Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Bluetick Coonhound

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3 5
English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added English Coonhound

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

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

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1 3
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Old English Sheepdog

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78 135
Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Alano Español

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

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