7 Best Guard Dog Breeds to Protect Your Home & Family


Akitas are strong animals due to their huge bulk (just take a look at that head!).

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhunds are little dogs compared to some of the other huge dogs on our list, but their energy and agility make them excellent guard dogs.

Australian Shepherd

The Australian medium-sized dog is courageous and gorgeous. These dogs, who live most of their lives on ranches or at rodeos, are innate herders who will seize any chance to discipline other animals or even children.


These big, powerful canines are a hybrid between a Mastiff and a Bulldog, all wrapped together in one enormous package. They are most appropriate for homes with fenced-in yards in order to prevent fights with other animals or people.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

These dogs are well-known for the distinctive patterns and spots on their coats, making them attractive and endearing pets.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Don't overlook their disarming fluffiness these big pups know exactly how to behave if they feel a threat to your home or family members.

Doberman Pinscher

Dobermans are the ideal dog to guard your home because of their strong, quick, and fearless nature, despite their elegant appearance.