Some dogs have a natural instinct to protect their home and family and they make excellent Guard Dogs. Guardian breeds tend to be loyal, fearless, strong and watchful. If you want a breed that will not only alert you when a visitor arrives, but will also intuitively know when to protect you from…

Some dogs have a natural instinct to protect their home and family and they make excellent Guard Dogs. Guardian breeds tend to be loyal, fearless, strong and watchful. If you want a breed that will not only alert you when a visitor arrives, but will also intuitively know when to protect you from a dangerous situation than Guardian breeds are for you. These breeds need proper training and socialization due to their strength and size.

Akita

Akita

Akitas are muscular, double-coated dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for their dignity…

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

An Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a rugged, imposing flock guardian of ancient lineage. Protective and…

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Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is tri-color, medium-sized, and almost squarely built and balanced. He…

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, a lean, tough ranch dog, is one of those “only in America” stories: a…

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Beauceron

Beauceron

The Beauceron is imposing and powerful, but also remarkably smart, spirited, and a versatile…

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Belgian Laekenois

Belgian Laekenois

Strong, agile and full of life, the Belgian Laekenois (pronounced "Lak-in-wah") is one of fou…

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Bergamasco Sheepdog

Bergamasco Sheepdog

Generally happy with kids and other animals, the low-maintenance and robustly healthy Bergamasco i…

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Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier is a large, immensely powerful worker of heavy bone and coarse all-black…

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Boerboel

Boerboel

Boerboels are intimidating but discerning guardians of home and family who learned their trade…

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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

They don’t build ’em like this anymore. Burly and barrel-chested, the tousle-coated dog of…

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Boxer

Boxer

Loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package…

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Briard

Briard

The Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it's often described…

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