Top 10 Best Guard Dog Breeds


#10 – Rottweiler

Rottweilers are strong, between 22-27 inches, and for some people, they’re scary. However, in fact, if they’re raised properly, they are very sweet and loyal. They are very confident, courageous, and very protective.

#9 – Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois are herding dogs, 22-26 height. They weigh 40-80 pounds. They are powerful and strong, yet they seem elegant.

Belgian Malinois is an intelligent, hardworking, and confident dog breed. If they are well trained, they can be great as guard dogs.

#8 – Komondor

Komondor is a very recognizable breed, they’re covered in white fur. They were bred for cattle protection and herding. Komondor is also noble, loyal, brave, and quite reserved with strangers.

#7 – Doberman Pinscher

Doberman is smooth and strong, 24-28 inches height, weighs 60-90 pounds. They are considered as the dog’s noblemen. They are loyal, fearless, strong, and one of the best guard dog breeds on the planet.

#6 – Chinese Shar-Pei

The Chinese Shar-Pei is medium in size, 18-20 inches, weighing around 45-60 pounds, with a crumpled appearance that makes them look adorable. Yet they’re tenacious and independent dogs and always ready to fight. So, you have to properly train them from a very early age.

#5 – Kuvasz

Kuvasz is a big and strong dog with a size of 26-30 inches and 70-115 pounds weight. They are strong, agile, protective, and fearless dogs. Earlier, they were used to protect cattle. However, they are very sweet to their families.

#4 – Chow Chow

Chow Chow dogs are the aristocratic dogs of Asia. They look like a lion with their fur around their heads and necks. They like to be clean, yet they destroy furniture if they’re not well trained. Also, they might be aggressive somehow if you didn’t train them well. They are not fierce with their owners, yet they are kind of aloof from strangers. They don’t need a lot of exercise and they can adapt quickly to the environment.

#3 – German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherds are the most popular dogs in the world, they are also herding dogs, guard dogs, and family pets. German Shepherds are large in size, strong, muscular, confident, smart, and noble. They are excellent as guard dogs because they are known to be very protective, brave, and loyal.

#2 – Akita

Akita is a Japanese ancient dog. They are loyal and strong dogs. Akitas are brave dogs, their hight is 24-28, and weighs around 70-130 pounds. They are also sensitive dogs, patient with other animals, but somehow wary of strange people. They are so independent, so you have to socialize them properly from birth.

#1 – Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer is giant dogs with 23-28 inches size, and 55-85 pounds weight. They are strong and loyal, also they are highly alert dogs. They can be trained easily, yet they need to socialize to avoid being overprotective.