Most Protective and Guard Dog Breeds 

With strong guarding instincts, intelligence, and trainability, German Shepherds make ideal protectors.

German Shepherd

Dobermans are powerful, intimidating dogs devoted to their family’s protection.

Doberman Pinscher 

Rottweilers have reserved natures but turn protective when their loved ones are threatened.


A Bullmastiff’s imposing size and bark deters intruders without need for aggression.


Boxers form strong bonds and use their strength and bark to ward off perceived threats.


Though gentle with family, Amstaffs have guarded homes throughout history.

American Staffordshire 

Most Loyal and Devoted Small Dog Breeds