Top 8 Protective Dog Breeds Per Experts

Renowned for police and military work, German Shepherds are intelligent, confident guard dogs who bond closely with their handlers.

German Shepherd  

With their imposing physique, intense loyalty and intelligence, Doberman Pinschers make ideal estate and home guard dogs.


Rottweilers are stocky but agile working breeds who use their strength and bark to intimidate intruders and defend their territory. 


Bullmastiffs arebrave, powerful guarders who will use their intimidating size and loud bark to deter threats day or night.


Boxers bond very protectively with families. They'll energetically patrol properties and alert owners to anything suspicious with their bark.


The Belgian Malinois is an alert herder that forms intensely loyal bonds and will brace against or chase off any perceived threat. 

Belgian Malinois

Though some counties have banned them, properly trained, socialized Pit Bulls are steadfastly devoted guard dogs to their people.

Pit Bull

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