Here are few dog breeds that you can bring home without a second thought
As long as dogs have been domesticated, humans have used them to guard their livestock and homes. Some breeds have a better understanding of one of their owner, while many dog breeds understand the entire family and protect each member .
Here are some of the best guard dogs for families:
German Shepherds are the best family guard dogs due to their natural instincts to listen, learn, and obey. They are both threatening in their appearance, and loving in their nature, but will respond to a command in a fraction of seconds. They have thick fur, which makes them respond well to colder temperatures, and it adds to their toughness. They are very understanding of their homes, and will be wary of intruders. They have fantastic size and can take down any sized human without much trouble.
Rottweiler, if not properly trained, is too aggressive to have around small children. However, if properly trained, this is certainly one of the best options for protecting a family and their home. They are known to be one of the smartest dog breeds in the world, and can be trained to be fantastic guard dogs. This is one breed we encourage to have professionally trained. The Rottweiler is great with human beings if brought up properly, and even small children are safe under the right conditions. Their intelligence can make them very obedient and despite their aggressive snarl, these dogs are very loving and ready-to-please animals.
Bullmastiff has excellent instincts and easily thrives in family settings, as they learn quickly who their family is and will do everything they can to protect it. They are very much aware of things going on around them, and their intimidating look makes them a great choice at fending off intruders without putting your children at risk. Whereas some guard dogs will growl and bark, if threatened, the Bullmastiff will show great attacking qualities and can easily take a full-grown man to the ground.
Doberman Pinchers are extremely loyal and very well trained to follow their owners commands if properly trained. These guard dogs are of a great size, very agile and athletic. The breed is very alert and cautious of people they are not familiar with, but will respect the command of their owner and this makes them great for protecting families.
Also called the German Mastiff, the Great Dane is intimidating in stature, but gentle in nature. They are surprisingly great around children and have an even temperament toward other dog breeds. Their strength is well balanced, as they are not clumsy and generally have a great idea of their size and place around a home. The Great Dane is much more of a watchdog than a guard dog. It’s bark is worse than it’s bite, but will do very less to actually deter an intruder if one got into your home. The Dane, despite its size, is actually a very timid breed and shies away from confrontations.