Dogs 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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Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Australian Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Tervuren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bullmastiff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

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Beauceron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Neapolitan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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American Eskimo Dog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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҆arplaninac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
҆arplaninac

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Rough Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Rough Collie

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Blackmouth Cur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Catahoula Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Catahoula Bulldog

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Kangal Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bully Kutta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bully Kutta

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Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Dogo Sardesco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Dogo Sardesco

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Laekenois is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Laekenois

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Mountain Cur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Mountain Cur

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Aidi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Aidi

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Mexican Hairless Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Tibetan Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Irish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Kuvasz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bakharwal Dog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bakharwal Dog

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Denmark Feist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Denmark Feist

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Pumi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pumi

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Estrela Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Estrela Mountain Dog

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Thai Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Thai Ridgeback

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Blue Picardy Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Blue Picardy Spaniel

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Norwegian Lundehund is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Norwegian Lundehund

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Valley bulldog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Valley bulldog

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Moscow Watchdog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Moscow Watchdog

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Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Argentine Dogo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Schnoodle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Schnoodle

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Morkie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Sapsali is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Sapsali

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Briard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Briard

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Kanni is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Kanni

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American Water Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Rafeiro do Alentejo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Rafeiro do Alentejo

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McNab is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
McNab

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West Siberian Laika is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
West Siberian Laika

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Canadian Pointer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Canadian Pointer

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Mullins Feist is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Mullins Feist

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Hungarian hound is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 25+ Protective Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Hungarian hound