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25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets  

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If you are interested in getting a protective dog, you aren't alone. Dogs that are protective make great pets for many different reasons, which is why we've created this interactive list of popular protective dog breeds for dog lovers to vote on. Shepherds, such as the Australian Shepherd and the Catalan Sheepdog, are extremely loyal to their owners and may even "herd" them away from danger. And then there's the Collie, a breed made famous by the most protective dog in Hollywood: Lassie. No matter what breed they are, these dogs all tend to be a bit protective of their owner, so keep that in mind if you are a parent to one of these furry companions.

If you already own a protective dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a protective dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.
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Catahoula Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Catahoula Bulldog
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Blackmouth Cur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Laekenois is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Laekenois
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Australian Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Aidi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Aidi
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Thai Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Thai Ridgeback
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Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Valley bulldog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Valley bulldog
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Pumi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pumi
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Blue Picardy Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Blue Picardy Spaniel
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Moscow Watchdog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Moscow Watchdog
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Estrela Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Estrela Mountain Dog
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Bakharwal Dog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bakharwal Dog
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Denmark Feist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Denmark Feist
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Norwegian Lundehund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Norwegian Lundehund
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Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Dogo Sardesco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Dogo Sardesco
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Mountain Cur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Mountain Cur
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Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Mountain View Cur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Mountain View Cur
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Posavac Hound is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Posavac Hound
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Canadian Pointer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Canadian Pointer
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Mullins Feist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Mullins Feist