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8 Best Dogs to Protect Your Home from Intruders


Some dog breeds are definitely more cut out to be guard dogs just as some breeds wouldn’t survive as outside dogs. When looking for a guard dog you must keep in mind that the only way they will be an effective guard is with proper training. Most of these breeds were hunters and herders and you must curtail their wild instincts. You never want to hit a dog to train them. With large dogs, it’s best to work with a trainer to learn proper positive reinforcement. Loyal breeds love to work and they will serve you their whole lives. Let’s take a look at some of the best dogs to protect your loved ones from intruders and while in public.

1. Bullmastiff

This dog is known for literally knocking people over like a bull over who cross their owners. He was bred for it. He is mellow with family members and makes a great family dog if trained properly. He will drool everywhere but he won’t shed everywhere. He needs to be walked multiple times a day though because this big dog needs movement. He is one of the largest guard dogs weighing in at 100 to 130 pounds. If you can’t afford a lot of dog food, this might not be the dog for you. He is known for being sweet and extremely loyal. This breed will require training from a young age to manage their size and strength.