Top 10 dog breeds for protection

Top 10 dog breeds for protection

Throughout history, one of the main jobs of the domesticated dog has been to protect its owners and guard against unwanted people or animals. While many modern dogs will instinctually act as home guardians, there are specific breeds that are known for possessing the characteristics needed to best ward off unwanted intruders.
Due to their temperament, physical strength, courage, loyalty, and resistance to pain, expert dog trainers consider the following breeds to be the top 10 best guard dog breeds:


Rhodesian Ridgeback:

Top 10 dog breeds for protection

Originally bred to hunt lions, this dog has a strong prey drive and tends to be independent in nature. Ridgebacks are loyal and make natural watchdogs. They are said to be selective in their barking so when a Ridgeback barks, it needs to be taken seriously. Rhodesian Ridgebacks must be properly trained and managed, as they are not naturally obedient. The breed loves to cuddle and often thinks it’s a lapdog.

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