A dog is a man’s best friend. Loyal, trustworthy and fun to be with. Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the world. They not only provide you with hours and hours of fun and activity, but also act as your security guards to protect you from intruders and thieves. The major benefit of having a pet dog is perhaps the protection it provides to your house. With their frightening appearance and extremely loyal attitude, below is a list of Top 10 World’s Best Guard and Protection Dog Breeds.
1. Giant Schnauzer
With its massive size, this dog is intimidating to anyone who tries to act cross with you. With their frightening bark and brutal bite, this dog will serve as the perfect house guard! Along with being powerful and strong, it is essential that appropriate training is provided to this dog. Also you will need to shower a lot of attention when it comes to this particular breed. At times, these dogs can be over protective towards the family they belong to, hence the owners might have to choose their company wisely.
The Bullmastiff breed is known for physical vigor, instinct to protect, courage and most importantly, extreme loyalty towards the family or owner. In case an intruder enters the house, you can count on your Bullmastiff as it will use all its strength and block the path of the intruder; the intruder can also be knocked over by your dog. Perhaps the best thing about this breed is that in the family environment, the dog is very tame and therefore makes a great household pet.
3. Doberman Pinscher
If you need a dog that is incredibly fast, this breed will be perfect for you. The most special characteristic of this breed is its speed. The intruder will be caught in almost no time since the Doberman pinscher is an amazingly fast dog. You can keep this dog as a pet if you have a large piece of property that needs protection. Valiant, always attentive and dependable, this breed is known as the fifth smartest dog breed in the world.
Originally, this particular breed was meant to protect cattle since the Rottweilers are acknowledged to be inexorable protectors of their pack. However, they will serve to be a great pet dog too since they are intelligent and extremely loyal to their owners. The only problem with this breed is that they are known to be not very welcoming to strangers. Unless you properly introduce your guest to the dog, chances are that your dog might entirely ignore the guest or simply walk out of the room! Rottweilers are also known to be really quick learners.
5. Great Dane
Originating from Germany and Denmark, this type of dog is extremely clever, loyal and active. With a tall height and quick speed, the dog makes up to be a great fighter and guard dog. This dog is also extremely obedient as it will follow the trainer’s commands and makes up a good companion for the owner. Training this dog is not a difficult job since their obedience makes them to adhere to the instructions given. This dog will easily restrain strangers from entering since their tall height and ability to raise high on feet while running makes them quiet intimidating. They are natural lovers of children, people and other dogs and will never bark aggressively unless trained for the same. There are chances however of these dogs acting aggressive towards the other dogs.
6. German Shepherd
You must certainly have heard the name of this breed. Being one of the most popular watch dog breeds, the German Shepherd is well known to work as police or military dogs. Along with physical strength and vigor, this dog is extremely intelligent. It is extremely protective and loyal to its owners along with its extremely sharp and accurate sense of smell. These dogs are a great help to the police in going after various leads with the help of their smell sense. The most common colour in this breed is red and black or tan and black. Since they have an amazing will power and the strength to work for long hours, these dogs are considered to be one of the best dogs for protection.
This dog is medium sized, but one should never judge a book by its cover. Don’t let its size deceive you as this dog has extremely strong jaws and a bite that is enough to hold on to a large prey. The Boxer is extremely kind with children and is also easy to train. Apart from its brilliant guarding capabilities, the Boxer is very vigorous and playful by nature. Their quiet and protective nature makes them best fit to be family guard dogs. Also, they are used as guard dogs for the blind.
This breed is popular not just as a watchdog, but also as a fashion dog. This is because of the beautiful snowy white fur all over its body and graceful appearance. The dogs of this breed are quiet powerful and have well developed muscles. Along with their physical strength, they have tremendous cognitive abilities since these dogs are very clever and refined. They will be friendly to guests but not to strangers which make them the ideal watch dogs for families that need some safety.
9. Argentine Dogo
Originally from Argentina, this dog can be most aptly described as a modest watchdog. It is a strong yet elegant, daring yet sensitive creature who can be energetic outdoors and can stay calm indoors. The body is muscular and smooth which represents power, authority and the athletic nature of the dog. However, this breed is humble, jovial and devoted towards their owners. Regular exercise I a must for them in order to maintain their athletic vigor and pleasant temperament. One particular thing about this dog is that it can never remain idol; there is always something that this dog has to do. This is particularly due to the fact that the dogs belonging to this breed have a high activity level.
10. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Extremely popular due to their royal streak, these dogs are quick learners and extremely responsible. They have a strong built with a broad head, natural drop ears and loose upper lips. Also, they are highly alert and display amazing self confidence. Being less friendly with stranger, these dogs are still considered to be active with a kind heart. The owners need not fear as these dogs will give their best in protecting and guarding their families. One thing they love is to spend time with their family, both inside and outside. However, special care must be taken as they tend to become aggressive when deprived of attention.
Selecting a dog from these amazing breeds can be a tough decision. It is important that the owner realizes his/her needs and analyses the time he/she can devote to the pet. Although all breeds require care and attention, there are special ones who tend to go aggressive if appropriate attention is not provided.