Best Guard Dogs (Part II)


Estrela Mountain Dogs

Estrelas are considered one of the oldest breeds in Portugal, where these dogs are named after a mountain range. They’re super protective and gentle, so they’ll fit in with a close-knit family.

German Shepherd

If you’re looking for a companion that’s both loyal and protective a German shepherd may be the right dog for you.

German Shepherds are one of the most famous breeds for police dogs, but they’re just as common as pets. They’ll protect your home from intruders, but they’re so loyal that they will create a strong bond with you.

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is just a larger, stronger version of its standard counterpart. Get ready to spend a serious amount of time grooming them since that thick coat of hair necessitates regular brushing.


Truthfully, what better breed for a guard dog than one that can disguise itself as a mop? Puli dogs were initially meant for herding, so they learn fast and can outsmart any predators. Don’t be fooled by their silly appearance.

Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

This guard dog needs someone to be close with, therefore, you don’t want to leave them alone for long periods of time. Romanian Mioritic Shepherd dogs are kind and loving enough to be your BFF, but they will get aggressive and bark if they come in contact with folks they don’t trust.


If you know anyone with a Rottweiler, odds are that you’ve seen them be really gentle around their owners but threatening when it comes to strangers. To keep them in the know, be sure to socialize your Rottie with other dogs and people besides signing him or her up for training classes.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Not everyone has the room for a big animal in their house. This doesn’t mean they don’t need a dependable guard dog. Weighing in at under 40 pounds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are brave, muscular, and real fighters when they need to be.