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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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1,066 212
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

2
1,175 251
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

3
939 324
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

4
677 253
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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558 216
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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583 243
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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505 239
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

8
413 207
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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390 204
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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260 109
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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380 214
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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302 154
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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343 194
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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36 1
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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243 166
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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257 190
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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246 188
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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221 172
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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192 150
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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185 143
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

21
29 3
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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162 152
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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153 161
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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150 170
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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139 163
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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127 155
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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35 29
Akita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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14 8
Bloodhound is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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11 5
Chow Chow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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102 142
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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97 135
Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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10 5
Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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9 6
Redbone Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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8 5
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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100 148
Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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95 141
Basenji is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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7 5
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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10 10
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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8 7
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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8 7
Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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104 159
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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7 7
Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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5 4
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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7 8
Airedale Terrier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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87 137
Corgi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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5 6
English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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3 5
Collie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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3 6
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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80 136
Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
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79 140
Manchester Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families