Most Protective Dog Breeds For Families

German Shepherd

Intelligent and courageous, German Shepherds are naturally protective of their families.

Doberman Pinscher 

Fearless, energetic Dobermans fiercely guard their loved ones. They need obedience training.

Giant Schnauzer

Powerful Giant Schnauzers are devoted guard dogs who are wary of strangers.


Rottweilers have strong guarding instincts and use their bulk to intimidate intruders.


Energetic, playful Boxers switch into protective mode when their family is threatened.


Massive yet docile Bullmastiffs are loyal watchdogs who defend their territory.

Belgian Malinois

Highly intelligent Belgian Malinois take their guard duties seriously and need an experienced owner.

Best Guard Dog Breeds For Protection