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The Rottweiler is known for its superior protection and watchdog abilities. They have a tendency to be overprotective if they themselves, or their owners, feel threatened.

Doberman%20Pinscher_Dog.jpg Doberman Pinscher 

The Doberman Pinscher is a very intelligent canine, capable of overcoming a variety of challenges and difficulties. They are a tough dog, for sure, but are very sensitive to their owners.
German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog

The German Sheperd Dog is one of the most intelligent breeds. They are a very strong dog, devoted and faithful. They are great watch dogs and protectors.


The Mastiff is massive and can seem intimidating, but they are gentle, loving household pets.

Bullmastiff_Dog.jpg Bullmastiff 

The Bullmastiff is generally quite and calm, but when roused or overtly threatened become a force to be reckoned with. They are a great family dog, but are not recommended to shy or reserved owners.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a freindly breed that enjoys a good play. They don't seek out fights, but can be tenacious around other dogs.

Chow_Chow_Dog Chow Chow 

The Chow Chow is a very serious, stoic canine. They are low energy, but are incredibley loyal to their owners.

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is calm and tame for a terrier. They are a loyal and quiet companion.


Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is a tough, independent thinker. They are loyal and protective as a family dog.


Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is an intelligent, highly energetic dog. They are on the independent side, so they can have a tendency to be unfriendly towards those they don't know.

Giant_Schnauzer_Dog.jpg Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is higly protective and loyal of it's family and owners. They can be agressive towards other dogs and reserved with strangers.
Komondor_Dog.jpg Komondor

The Komondor's unique hair style should not deter the fact that it is an aggressive, fearless protector and watchdog. They enjoy being responsible for another party, as they are natural herders.


The Puli is, despite its mop appearance, highly agile and energetic. They are smart, watchful, and very tough.


Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a fantastic watchdog and protector. If trained well as a puppy, they can grow to become great family dogs.


Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is a territorial, independent dog, fitting of its history as a protector. They require lots of socialization in order for them to accept strangers.


Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd is a protective, watchful dog - and big to boot. They are generally laid back, though, if not provoked or around strangers.

Black_Russian_Terrier_Dog.jpg Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier is a calm, strong canine who is particularly attached to their owner and family. They enjoy the company of others, other dogs or people.

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is a gentle, loving dog when not provoked. They are very protective of their family, though, so owners must be wary around strangers or other dogs.


Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff is the ideal gaurd dog. They are intensely loyal, and one should socialize them often when they are young.


Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog is an ideal canine for the household. Great with children, and requiring only modest exercise, they are a great addition to the family.

jindo header Korean Jindo Dog

The Jindo is best known for their watchdog abilites, being able to easily tell the difference between a family member and a stranger. However, they're very loving to their owner and tend to enjoy water quite a bit.
american english coonhound header American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound is a larger dog with an unstoppable need for exercise and play. They are highly active and need an owner who can help them work out their energy in a safe and healthy way.
cane corso header  Cane Corso 

The Cane Corso is a fearsome breed, assuming you're threatening its family. Very loving and highly protective, this breed makes for an excellent family dog.
dogue de bordeaux Dogue de Bordeaux 

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a rare breed and can have a difficult temperament to train, but they make excellent guard dogs and can handle living in homes that usually house smaller dogs.