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What is the Best Guard Dog?

Written By macky on Monday, April 2, 2012 | 1:10 AM

The “best” in determining the best guard dog breed is highly relative, dependent on different variables including the number of members in a household, the presence of children, and the available area upon which guard dogs have to keep watch over.

However, a list of ideal guard dog breeds does exist, made to help those in search of guard dogs easily assess and finger out the best guard dog for their needs.

Here are some of the world’s most popular guard dog breeds to help you find out what is the best guard dog for you and your home.

Do well in finding out which of these guard dog breeds best suit your needs.

The Bullmastiff – originally a cross between the Old English Bulldog and the English Mastiff, the Bullmastiff is popular as a family pet and effective as a guard dog. It was originally bred to deal with poachers given its size, a powerful dog that can immobilize cat burglars yet be nurturing to household members and friends.

The Rottweiler – known for its medium-to-large size, the Rottweiler is another ideal guard dog breed, originally from Rottwiel, Germany. They were often identified as “Butcher’s dogs” and were useful in herding livestock and even in pulling carts with meat and other products. Modern breeds of Rottweilers are known for their relatively low hunting instinct, their astute intelligence, and their capacity for analytic skills.

The Doberman Pinscher – also known as Doberman, the Doberman Pinscher is known for its guarding skills, often associated as the poster-dog for guard dogs. A breed developed by Karl Friedrich Dobermann, the breed’s temperament is well documented, but recent developments and careful breeding have yielded energetic and cool dispositions in Dobermans.

The German Shepherd – as a medium-sized dog, the German Shepherd is defined as a relatively new breed, known for its intelligence and guarding skills. Originally a working-class dog used in herding sheep, the German Shepherd’s strength and abilities make it a favorable household pet, as well as an effective, reliable guard dog.

The Giant Schnauzer – one of the three known Schnauzer breeds, the Giant Schnauzer is a large powerful dog, intelligent and capable enough in handling guard duties for homes and households.










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