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Best Guard Dogs for Family

Best Guard Dogs For Family and Protection

Guarding and protecting were the primary reasons why humans started domesticating dogs on the first place. The major job of a guard dog is to alert the owner about a stranger’s presence… and furthermore, to protect the territory. This is particularly helpful if you live in a dangerous area, or if you keep some inventory that needs to be guarded from thieves and thugs. They’re ready to put their life on the line for protecting their master, yet without hesitation. Dogs will love you unconditionally like family, and you don’t have to worry about paying them or cheating. Finally if you treat them well and love them – that’s how we pay them back 🙂

Furthermore, all dogs are protective and are naturally territorial animals. In this article we will discuss some breeds that excel at this.

List of Best Guard Dogs:

Bullmastiff : 

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

The bullmastiff is a large sized dog, originally developed in the 19th century. This dog has massive strength in addition to courageousness. They have their bloodlines from the extinct “Old English Bulldog” and the “English Mastiff”. While this dog may look dangerous, they are extremely faithful to their owners.

Doberman Pinscher : 

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

While being a great guard dog, this dog is also one of the most intelligent dogs around.  The Doberman is a very athletic dog, due to which it achieves quick speed in seconds. Do keep in mind, this dog needs regular exercises and training.

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Rottweiler: 

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

A very powerful dog, with probably the strongest bite. They are not friendly towards strangers, and have quite a nasty reputation for being aggressive. This breed was bred originally for cattle herding. Besides having a nasty reputation, this dog is very protective for his family and his pack. Finally, this is a very intelligent breed and is  highly trainable.

German Shepherd: 

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

This beautiful dog has a high recruitment serving as police dogs. While extremely loyal by nature, they are fierce and deadly towards whom they consider a threat. They’re very intelligent, and therefore are quick learners.

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Komondor:

Komondor

Komondor

 This funny looking large beast is also called as the “Hungarian Sheepdog”. Due to their distinct look, some also call them as “Mop Dogs”. They have a thick corded coat, with their eyes usually buried behind their fur. Though it may look lazy and sloppy.. this breed is highly active and strong. If trained well, they make great guard dogs. They are declared as one of Hungary’s national treasure, due to which are prohibited from modification.

Kuvasz:

Kuvasz

Kuvasz

 This is another large cattle dog, and is very territorial in nature. It’s an ancient breed from Hungary, with natural livestock instincts. They’re usually white in color with a thick double coat.

Puli:

Puli

Puli

 This is a similar looking breed to the Komondor, but is somewhat smaller. They’re originally from Hungary too. They have a very strange and suspicious nature. They’re always alert and may even bark at their owner out of idle curiosity.

Boxer: 

Boxer

Boxer

The boxer shares a common bloodline from the extinct “Bullenbeisser”. They make amazing guard dogs, and are very territorial. Much as most guard dogs, they’re not very friendly towards strangers. They have a strong head, therefore a fairly strong bite. Usually energetic, and playful in nature they must be properly exercised regularly.

Rhodesian Ridgeback:

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Many call them the “African Lion Dog”. They were originally developed to hunt and fight lions. Being quiet dogs by nature, so if they bark.. you’ve gotta pay attention. This breed tends to be independent, so it’s important to train and socialize properly. If not given proper care and training, as a result they tend to be disobedient.

Having provided this list, every dog has his unique nature. The manner of raising a dog affects his nature greatly, so take care on how your raise these tough boys.

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