Top 5 Protective Dog Breeds

Belgian Malinois As a close relative of the German shepherd, the Malinois might easily top our list, even if only five out of ten experts suggested it. Working dogs like the Belgian Malinois Shepherd take delight in guarding their owners

Akita They are one of the most faithful dog breeds. This brave, vigilant breed was bred to guard feudal Japanese royalty and nobility and is distrustful of strangers. Akitas will always look over your family.

Giant Schnauzers  Most Giant Schnauzers are cautious around strangers and protect their home. They advise due diligence before and after buying one of these stunning giants: Some lines show timidity, skittishness,

Bullmastiff This huge dog is terrifying. Will they follow through if someone is at risk? “Brave, affectionate, and loyal, the Bullmastiff will always have your back


Like the Doberman, “the bullmastiff is a born protector that needs structured training to reinforce its natural guarding instincts.

Rottweilers Rottweilers “check off every box on the [protective] guard dog checklist,” says K9 of Mine. They are one of the smartest breeds in the world, love their family in a way that is hard to describe

German Shepherd The bright and flexible German Shepherd is known for its protection. Due to their trainability, loyalty, and courage, police and military canines use them. 

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