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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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1,044 225
Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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865 287
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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596 240
Dobermann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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547 214
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Labrador Retriever

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505 200
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Zhuey75 added Boxer

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460 224
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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369 183
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BrentWintle added Golden Retriever

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383 195
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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238 96
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
BenjaminDouglasNile added St. Bernard

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333 186
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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352 204
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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276 148
Great Pyrenees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
CfaWeiss added Great Pyrenees

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228 154
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
LeviBrummett added Border Collie

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242 178
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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235 182
Alaskan Klee Kai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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183 144
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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198 168
Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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168 139
Belgian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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148 147
Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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143 155
Catahoula Leopard Dog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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146 161
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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136 153
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Norwegian Elkhound

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124 147
Entlebucher Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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92 129
Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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96 140
Bearded Collie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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94 138
Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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98 151
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families

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18 22
Akita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
AJ Laukant added Akita

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

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

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

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Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Newfoundland

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80 131
Corgi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
KathyRossFritsma added Corgi

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

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

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

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Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Coonhound

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

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Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Old English Sheepdog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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0 1
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Siersha 2 added Greyhound

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77 133
Alano Español is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families
Alano Español

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77 136
Manchester Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guard Dogs for Families