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Top 10 Best Guard Dogs



A guard dog is a dog that has been trained to protect against intruders. In many cases, these dogs are used by the police or military. However, there are also many households that have guard dogs to protect their property and family. There are a number of different breeds of dogs that make good guard dogs. The following is a list of the top 10 best guard dogs:


1. German Shepherd

A German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds worldwide, and for good reason. These dogs are loyal, loving, and come in many different colours and sizes. German Shepherds are excellent family dogs, and will do well in almost any environment. The German Shepherd is an intelligent breed of dog that is easy to train. They are very loyal and protective of their family and make excellent guard dogs. German Shepherds can be large dogs, weighing up to 95 pounds or more. They have a thick coat of fur that protects them from the cold weather and they are known for being very playful and friendly with children.German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world and they make excellent guard dogs.



2. Rottweiler

Rottweilers are large, muscular dogs that were originally bred to drive cattle to market. These dogs have been known for hundreds of years, and the modern Rottweiler is believed to have been bred in Germany sometime in the early 1800s. The Rottweiler is a distinct breed with its own herding heritage and characteristics. Rottweilers are high energy dogs that are good with children and other pets. They make a loyal and affectionate pet but can be aggressive toward animals that pose a threat. Rottweilers are best suited for an active home with a responsible owner who will devote time to training and exercising them. They are smart, obedient, and easy to train which makes them good candidates for guard dog duty. Rottweilers weigh between 75-135 pounds and stand 24-27 inches tall at the shoulder.



3. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman pinschers are one of the most recognizable dog breeds in the world. They have been featured in countless movies, television shows and games as well as countless print media articles. These dogs are reliable guard dogs, excellent family pets and highly intelligent canine companions. Dobermans are also extremely loyal to their owners and are generally very friendly toward strangers who come to visit. Doberman Pinschers come from Germany where they were used for hunting boar and deer. In fact, one of the original Doberman breeders was a police officer who needed a dog that was protective of people but at the same time was easily trainable. The German Police Dog is still used by many law enforcement agencies today in various parts of the world as they have proven to be dependable partners in crime fighting efforts.



4. Cane Corso

If you’re looking for a loyal dog whose affectionate nature makes it an excellent pet for someone who wants to live in a house with pets, then you should probably look for another breed. But if you’re one of those people who doesn’t really like or trust people, or if you want to have the cutest guard dogs around, then the Cane Corso may be the perfect choice for you! These dogs are very aloof and reserved by nature. They are also very intelligent, loyal, alert and courageous. They are not recommended as first-time dog owners because they require a lot of human attention and care. The Cane Corso is a mastiff-type dog that originated in Italy. It is believed to be descended from Ay Cara Dog (or Cara Mastiff), which was used as watchdogs back in Roman times. It is known as Carrù nero meaning Black Narrows in Italy, where it originated. The Black Narrows is a tributary of the Bagnone River that runs through Carrù nero territory; hence the name black narrows or canyons. The Cane Corso was bred over the last few hundred years to hunt large game such as boar, deer and bear but it can also be trained to hunt rabbits and foxes though this isn’t its natural skill set.


5. Belgian Malinois

For those of you who aren’t aware, the Belgian Malinois is a smaller version of the German Shepherd breed. It is so popular that it has become a staple among many dog breeders, especially if they want to sell their litters quickly. The reason for this is due to their high demand and low availability. Belgian Malkies are very intelligent and eager to please. This means that if you have one, you will need someone who understands how to train them. Most people aren’t able to keep one as they tend to be quite difficult to train when compared with other German Shepherds. However, if you are a serious breeder or an experienced handler, then this may not be an issue for you.



6.Bullmastiff

Did you know that the bullmastiff is the world’s oldest dog breed? No? Well, it’s true. The Bullmastiff is a large, powerful breed of dog that was originally bred in England to help gamekeepers track and catch poachers. It is the oldest natural dog breed in existence and has been around since the days of ancient Egypt. We’re not kidding either. It is believed that the bullmastiff was first bred to protect livestock and guard tombs as far back as 4,000 years ago. In fact, there are even stories of them engaging in combat with lions! They also make great guard dogs due to their strength and determination; they stand their ground when intruders approach their territory. The Bullmastiff is a large brachycephalic dog with short legs, a short neck, and a deep chest. These characteristics enable them to follow game into rugged terrain where other larger dogs wouldn’t be able to keep up. The Bullmastiff can be calm or active based on its surroundings; it either spends most of its time lying down or chasing after whatever crosses its path.



7.Golden Retriever

If you’re looking for the perfect pet, look no further than the Golden Retriever. These dogs are loyal, friendly and affectionate with their families. They are intelligent and eager to learn new things. This breed is a great hunting partner and will always have your back. Given their athletic build and ability to cover long distances quickly, they make an excellent team for field sports such as shooting or hiking with friends. The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. This is probably because these dogs have a multitude of positive attributes. Golden Retrievers weigh anywhere from 55-75 pounds and stand 21-24 inches tall at the shoulder.



8. American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium sized breed of dog that was originally bred in England from terrier types that were used for hunting in the forests and fields. They are a small terrier with a soft coat, long legs, and keen intelligence. This breed is also known as the St. Everywhere Terrier because it was originally bred as a catch-dog in English woodlands and fields. St. Everywhere Terriers were often referred to as potty dogs (also called catch dogs). These so-called potty dogs would hunt vermin, including rabbits and foxes, by following their tracks through the mud or snow until they found the animal’s lair where they would pounce on them with barking and growling noises. Because of this, they have been called the “black dog” or “devil dog’ of their time. In addition to being a great hunter, St. Everywhere terriers are also good guard dogs because they won’t bark at strangers even if they are not allowed inside your house. They will only bark if someone tries to enter your premises without permission and then retreat to hide somewhere else in case danger approaches again.


9. Boxer

If you live in the United States, it’s very likely that you know a boxer dog by now. These fun-loving dogs are beloved for their love of play, friendly personalities and calm demeanour around strangers. They’re also called American Staffordshire Terriers — more commonly known as “boxers.” This breed comes from the United Kingdom; however, this is no longer their native land because of the popularity of these dogs among Americans. If you live anywhere in the world, then you’ve probably never heard of a boxer dog before.



10. Mastiff

The Mastiff is a large, powerful dog with a thick coat. It is one of the oldest breeds known to mankind and was developed to hunt wild boar in Asia. The Mastiff stands up to 30 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs upwards of 120 pounds.Mastiffs are very loyal dogs and make wonderful guard dogs if trained properly from a young age. They have instincts that drive them to protect those they love and anything that intrudes upon their space or property is seen as an invader. They also require a lot of socialization from puppyhood until they are adults in order for them not to be frightened of strangers or even familiar ones who come by on occasion. Because of their protective instincts, it’s important for owners to understand what their Mastiff can and cannot handle when it comes to new situations or people they know little about except that they belong with you. With proper training, socialization and patience, your Mastiff will grow into a competent family dog but keep in mind that they may sometimes do things that seem irrational due to their protective instincts without fully understanding why.



All of these breeds make excellent guard dogs but it is important to do your research before getting one to make sure they will be a good fit for your home and lifestyle! Thank you for reading!


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