Dogs have been tasked with protecting their
masters since they were first domesticated. They act as a companion, friend and
a protector who is ready to do anything necessary to protect the master and his
family. Almost all dog species, when given proper training, are capable
of protecting a home.
However, there are
specific breeds of dogs that are recommended by expert dog trainers for family
protection due to their muscular strength, loyalty, ability to withstand pain
and courage. In this article I am going to share some of the best family
This is one of the most
popular Husky Mix crossbreed dogs. It’s a cross breed of a purebred Husky and a
purebred Australian shepherd.
The reason I find this
dog best suited for family protection is because it’s a cross breed of two dog
breeds that have been used in the search and rescue missions in the United
States Army. This means that they are strong, smart, resistant to pain and loyal,
a perfect combination for a family protection dog.
Pet Blogish has some interesting
information about popular different mix breeds.
Bullmastiff: This dog breed has some of the best instincts
and protective nature which makes them best suited to protect a home. They are
very friendly when at home but they know when to attack when they sense that
their owner is in danger. They are also very strong and courageous.
Komondor: This dog breed has been used to protect herds
of sheep. Being a loyal, courageous and protective dog, it makes a perfect fit
for family protection. However, it has to be properly trained otherwise it
won’t be of much benefit.
Rottweiler: Having been bred to protect cattle, these dogs
are intelligent, protective, strong and loyal.
Rottweiler is a dog with
the strength to pull a cart and loyalty and resilience to be used in the
military and as a police dog.
He stays away from
strangers until proper introduction but he doesn’t how fear. These character
traits make Rottweiler a perfect guard dog.
Puli: You might al expect all home protection dogs to
be of a larger size but that’s not all the case. Though small, this Hungarian
dog is energetic with an instinct to protect and herd. It has been used to herd
for a very long time in Hungary.
One fascinating thing
about this dog is that it can boss you around just to make sure it knows you’re
safe. It’s a sensitive dog, intelligent and highly concerned with children and
German shepherd: This dog breed is one of the most popular and
for a good reason. The
has been used for many
tasks including chasing down criminals, sniffing contraband, leading the
This dog was originally
trained to herd cattle. He is highly energetic but has a very good heart; he is
protective, intelligent and is still perfect to play with the kids. His
suspicious nature makes him a perfect dog to watch over your family.
Giant Schnauzer: The Giant Schnauzer is bold and energetic dog
which is rather playful in nature than he looks. If well trained and given the
attention he needs he can be very loyal and protective of the owner.
However, this dog likes
to be independent has a different approach to life compared to other dogs. If
you’re the patient type, this dog isn’t for you. You should consider getting
this dog for his protective nature, he may be a handful sometimes, but he’s worth
your attention and good training.
Staffordshire Terrier: This dog breed is known to be a people-oriented
dog. He is friendly to almost everyone but very loyal to his owners. They are
very muscular, strong and aggressive if not properly trained.
They are good for
guarding homes though they base their tactics mainly on intimidating the
intruder. Sometimes the intruder may need more than just scaring but the
masculinity and tough face given by this dog should give them some chills.
Chow Chow: If you judged this dog by how he looks, you
would think he’s very mean, which he’s not. The
Chow chow is a friendly and
calm dog when properly trained, otherwise he can be aggressive. This dog
species is known for being protective and loyal to its owner and can live with
kids, but of a certain age who know how to treat dogs.
Kuvasz: This Hungarian dog was trained to guard which
makes him very suspicious of strangers and independent minded. He is also very
loyal and patient to their owners and their families. His protective nature
makes him a perfect home protection dog and he can move very fast in danger
The dog breeds mentioned
above are some of the best when it comes to protecting your home and your
family. However, if you read carefully, some of these dogs need training and
patience for them to serve you well.
Before acquiring a home
protection dog, be sure to understand his character, how he was trained and the
best way to keep him comfortable. All they need is attention and good training,
and they can make very loyal and protective companions.