Throughout history, the job of a domesticated dog has been to protect its owners and guard them against unwanted people or animals. There are many modern dogs that instinctively act as a home guardians, but there are also specific breeds that have the characteristics needed to fend of intruders.
Having a big guard dog will make you feel safe whether you are home alone or taking a stroll around the block. These dogs will take guarding your house very seriously. If someone is around, they will let you know it. Taking into account their temperament, courage, physical strength, loyalty, and resistance to pain, dog trainers consider the following breeds to be the top 10 best guard dogs:
American Pit Bull Terrier
A pit bull is medium-sized dog with short hair and solidly built. Its weight varies between 22 and 110 pounds, and its height ranges from 18 to 22 inches.
The Cane Corso is an Italian dog breed, and it is known as a good guardian, companion, and hunter. Its temperament is reserved, quiet, calm, even tempered, trainable, and stable. Fully grown, the weight of this breed would be 110 pounds with a height of 24 to 27 inches.
This is undoubtedly one of the most famous dog breeds. It can weigh between 77 and 85 pounds and have a height of 24 to 26 inches.
This is a large, heavy-boned, and powerful dog. With these qualities, it is perfect to use as a guardian against predators. It weighs between 110 and 145 pounds with a height of 30 to 32 inches.
The Akita is an intelligent, docile, fearless breed. It’s affectionate and loyal to its human family. A fully grown dog will weigh 100 to 130 pounds and stand at a height of 26 to 27 inches.
This dog was bred to guard livestock. It weighs more than 154 pounds, and its height varies from 25 to 28 inches.
A Doberman is great for guarding property. This is an alert, energetic, loyal, intelligent breed. It weighs 66 to 88 pounds. Its height varies between 26 and 28 inches.
This breed is calm, courageous, powerful, and devoted to its owner. The height of an adult rottweiler is 24 to 27 inches, and its weight is between 95 and 130 pounds.
With its short muzzle and solid build, it’s perfect for guarding property and people. It’s alert, protective, docile, and reserved. It weighs between 110 and 133 pounds. Its height would fall between 25 and 27 inches.
This ancient breed is protective, tenacious, intelligent, and stubborn. It weighs 140 to 220 pounds and stands at a height of 25 to 28 inches.
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