Top 10 dog breeds for protection

Top 10 dog breeds for protection

Throughout history, one of the main jobs of the domesticated dog has been to protect its owners and guard against unwanted people or animals. While many modern dogs will instinctually act as home guardians, there are specific breeds that are known for possessing the characteristics needed to best ward off unwanted intruders.
Due to their temperament, physical strength, courage, loyalty, and resistance to pain, expert dog trainers consider the following breeds to be the top 10 best guard dog breeds:


Staffordshire Terrier:

Top 10 dog breeds for protection

Often confused with the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier was bred for bear and bull fighting. Their aggressive and protective natures make them excellent guard dogs but require them to be properly socialized and trained from an early age. Staffordshire Terriers make great household pets, known to only be aggressive when protecting a family member.

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