A dog has been known to protect its owner, land or property from time immemorial. Loyalty is synonymous to a dog. Most breeds of dogs act as natural guardians to its owners. However, there are specific breeds that trained to guard and defend people and territory. They are known as guard dogs, attack dogs or watch dogs. Guard dogs are intimidating and scary. They defend themselves and attack the intruder. Most guard dogs require training. But they can scare intruders even without being trained. However, they do not annoy or attack familiar people. Some of the best guard dog breeds are German Shepherd, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Giant Schnauzer, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler and Komondor. There are other lesser-known breeds like Mastiff, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Puli, Neapolitan Mastiff and American bulldog.
The German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds. These amazing dogs are trained in police departments. They often work as search and rescue dogs. They are considered to be the third most intelligent breed of dog in the world. German Shepherds are extremely protective about their owners. They can also be great pets.
This dog breed is best known their hunting capabilities. Although independent in nature, Rhodesian Ridgeback does not like to be left alone all day long. It can get restless and destructive. This breed is calm, barks rarely and can be an affectionate pet. The Ridgeback is one of the most reliable dogs where protection is concerned.
The Giant Schnauzer is a large, powerful watch dog. It is very dominant and powerful breed. The Giant Schnauzer must be trained from the beginning because of its malicious nature. Once trained, it becomes very loyal to its master. The Schnauzer follows its owner wherever he goes.
The Bullmastiff is one of the best guard dog breeds. This dog is daring and extremely loyal to the family. It has a unique way of defending its owners or the property. It can knock down intruders and pin them to the ground. The Bullmastiff will also block the intruder’s path by standing in the way. They love to stay with a family.
The Doberman Pinscher is a common household name. It is an elegant, medium to large-sized dog medium to large in size. The Doberman has a tremendous amount of stamina and courage. It is the fifth smartest dog in the world. The Doberman Pinscher is a cross breed of the Rottweiler, Terrier and Greyhound. This highly trainable and intelligent breed is a natural, loyal guard. The typical Doberman is calm, loyal and friendly to his human family. It is absolutely fearless when confronted to intruders.
This breed of dog originated from Germany. It is a strong minded and powerful dog. In the ancient Roman times, these dogs were used to herd cattle and sheep. The typical Rottweiler has tremendous amount of confidence. If properly trained, it will be one of the best guard dogs and a protection dog as well.
The Komondor is a small dog but is powerful belying its appearance. It was originally bred to guard livestock. The Komondor is famous for its bravery, strength and dignity. This dog is very protective about its territory. The Komondor is required to be trained from the beginning and needs to be socialized; else its temperament may become very aggressive. The Komondor has tremendous speed. They can make good guard dogs.