Deputy Dog Reports on Best Guard Dog Breeds

The 29 Best Guard Dog Breeds

Large dogs are held in high esteem for a variety of reasons: for their large stature, their strength, and their protective nature and keen watchdog abilities.

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Deputy Dog, Australian Shepherd (blend) Although loving and fiercely protective toward their families, Australian Shepherds can be cautious around strangers, and are herding dogs .

ntlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog, smallest of the four Sennenhunds, a dog type that includes four regional breeds. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn, herders in the Swiss Alps.

If you’re looking for a reliable canine defender, it’s important to consider not only the physical attributes of a dog breed, but its temperament, as well. Using data from Animal Planet, PetBreeds found the 29 best guard dogs and ranked them by popularity, according to the 2014 AKC popularity rankings. (Three dog breeds that had no ranking were put at the bottom of the list.) Criteria used included that the breed must possess a strong watchdog ability and be known protectors.

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Weimaraner, originally bred for hunting in the early 19th Century

Weimaraner, originally bred for hunting in the early 19th Century

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