Top Ten Protective Dog Breeds

If you were in a situation where someone was threatening to kill you which one of these dogs would you have on your side

The Top Ten

1 German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.

SO my aunt has a shepherd mix who HATES other dogs execpt one dog but we're not focusing on that dog. So this mixd breed dog comes running up to me growling when I'm walking her and ella (that's my aunts dogs name) jumps up and growls so loud. my aunt grabs the leash and I run back because it was nasty. The cousin comes in ans starts kicking the other dog with his foot until the dog starts to chase my little brother, which made ella think one thing "Kill. Protect." and her hair was standing up. Truth is, ella wouldve killed that other dog. She's not afraid to protect her loved ones.

If you have seen I am legend, you will fall in love with these dogs

I currently have 2 right now and they are VERY protective of my family.

Yup, 100% true. Here is a story.
I went to Poland once with my dog to see my grandmother. She had a dog. Once, I had the task to feed him. But when I did, he jumped and bit a piece of my cheek off. My dog saw that and almost killed that other dog. He sat by me when I cried and always kept that dog away from me. He was at a leash, but it broke. When it was fixed Coraggio (the name of the dog) always stayed with me and kept that other dog away from me, cause the leash was a bit too long.

2 Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

Ooh yes rotties are protective. My moms friend had a rottie mix and the mix got in a fight with another dog. My moms friend didn't get hurt when she broke them up WITH HER BARE HANDS!

I own a 3 year old male Rottweiler and he's the best thing that happened to me.

There is a Rottweiler on our road and he barks at us when we walk by

When I was a baby and we went on a walk, my Rottweiler would literally check on me every few minutes.

3 Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever, also Labrador, is a sporting dog bred for aquatic game. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.

I had a retriever lab and has now passed away but twice we got robbed an she would hold them down till the police came but they are also loyal and my dog Mess was the best dog ever

I have a black lab mix she is the best dog. She is VERY protective of our family. She is also VERY gentle. And I would have to say that she is the best dog I have ever had.

I had a black lab when I was seven. She protected me and my friends. Labrador Retrievers are pretty protective.

I love labs but mine isn't very protective. In fact she'd greet a burglar if one came to my house

4 Doberman Pinscher The Doberman Pinscher, or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.

This is the best dog breed in the world

Dobermanns rock their protective way

They are nicknamed Velcro dogs

SCRAP this dog, its only feature is to be aggressive, they are not cute just dangerous and have place on the planet.

5 Bullmastiff The Bullmastiff is a large-size breed of domestic dog, with a solid build and a short muzzle. The Bullmastiff shares the characteristics of molosser dogs, and was originally developed by 19th-century gamekeepers to guard estates.

My bullmastiff Gus will do anything I ask and would protect me to the death if need be, always let's me know if someone is around but never in an overtly aggressive way. Wonderful family dog my kids can use him as a pillow, jungle-gym, or anything in between.

I currently own a 5 year old Bullmastiff named Diesel. This dog would literally protect me to the death, yet he has been trained to do so. He makes a very good protection dogs and I don't think anyone would be messing with me any time soon!

My bullmastiff passed away three months ago. We are still grieving... He was the most awesome pet. So kind and extremely protective of his family. He was always by my side. So loving to all of us. Best dog!

I love bullmastiffs! They are so sweet and are always there for you! My best friend has one named hank and I love him so much! ;-)

6 Border Collie The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep.

My border collie is very protective (she's fence aggressive but the sweetest thing you'll ever meet)

My border collie isn't that protective, but that's just her personality.

7 Husky

I have a Husky mix, and he is VERY PROCTECTIVE. He is super sweet and kind to everybody, but even if me and my dad are wrestling, he gets extremely upset because he thinks we are hurting each other. He is very protective of our house and yard. Many people think huskies would leave with a burglar and aren't good guard dogs, but I have to disagree. My husky is an excellent watch dog with excellent hearing, and he is also pretty intimidating being so big and with his sharp teeth and fierce growl and bark when he is upset.

8 Pit Bulls The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

Pits are loyal misunderstood dogs they do what make their owner happy but they are protective and keep their owners safe

I think this should be number 1!

Pit bulls are known to be aggressive because owners don't know how to take care of them properly search up Cesar Millan and find out how to really take care of you dog.

In illonois were I come from in a tiny town were my uncle comes from had 18 pit bulls every house got robbed except uncles houses

9 Akita

Yes a bit too protective in my opinion. There's one chained up down our road and I'm scared because it barks at EVERYONE that walked past and jumps and stuff

10 Giant Schnauzer

I used to have a giant schnauzer. Wait no it was a miniature schnauzer sorry. They were great dogs. When I was about 2 they would always be by my side, since I had epilepsy. They watched me eat jello when my dad fed it to me, and if any dropped, would kindly make sure to clean the floor right away. These are great dogs

The Contenders

11 American Cocker Spaniel The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK.

They are very protective

12 Beagle The Beagle is a breed of small-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The Beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare.

Beagle are so protective that people use beagle to protect their family

13 Australian Cattle Dog The Australian Cattle Dog, or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain.

They are protective, but since they are so smart, they understand easily when someone is nice or threatening.

They are always paying attention to threats, I love these dogs!

14 Boxer The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn, mahogany, black or brindled, with or without white markings, and white.

From newborns up, if they are a part of the family, they'll die to protect them. Pronouns can be applied in various ways and still be valid. Go Boxers!

Should be ranked above pitbull. Maybe 5or 6 on popularity

Great for protecting kids

15 Chihuahua The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

Chihuahua's are a very protective breed. Mine saved my life, and I will always be grateful. They may be small, but they are smart and agile. If I had to chose between getting attacked by a big dog or getting attacked by a chihuahua I'd pick the big dog. A chihuahua who has labeled you a threat to their pack, will not back down. they deserve far more respect as a breed then they get.

I would pick a Chihuahua because a big dog could rip off your face in one bite

Very protective... Love these dogs! They just want to protect their owner. They are very sweet in my opinion.

Very good dogs and they will absolutely let you know if someone's around!

No, they're just nasty and love intimidating people like they're so tough

16 Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

Ok, I have a golden retriever with black lab, (Which should be on this list.) And he is SO protective. He HATES men and he still will attack women though. My dog had to go to the vet for the first time and we had to switch vets because our first one was a male had he hated him. He will attack any dog or person hat comes near me or the yard. He has a doggie gf and the female dog named ruby had puppies with him. Ever since ruby and her family moved away, my dog has been so devastated.

My friend's golden retriever who is only 2 months old barks at me when I enter their house. She is sweet when she gets used to you, but she will bark at anyone who didn't come about 6 times in a row.

17 Brittany Spaniel
18 Manchester Terrier
19 Staffordshire Bull Terrier The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog. It is of English lineage, and is one of several breeds generally considered to be within the pit bull type.

These thing are not protective I hit a friend who had one of these and the dog did nothing

My sis has one of these breeds and their VERY protective

I had 2 of them they both died though

20 Bulldog
21 Newfoundland

Newfoundlands should defiantly be number 1

22 Caucasian Shepherd The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a large breed of dog that is popular in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and North Caucasus area.
23 Saint Bernard The St. Bernard or St Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from Swiss Alps and north Italy and Switzerland, originally bred for rescue.

It is a smart dog its colour is beautiful

Very protective! Love them!

I love st brenards. they are adorable as puppies and even though I don't have one of my own, they are so awesome, and I really want one. They are protective as well. I love this breed of dog, no matter how much it sheds or drools.

24 Pug The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles. However, Pugs have difficulty breathing, due to their extreme head shape. more.

A pug on this list. Seriously? I like pugs but they're not "protective dogs." Although there were cases of pugs saving people, those were not from dangerous people or dangerous animals.

25 Great Pyrenees The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, known as the Great Pyrenees in North America, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog.

My pyrenees always lies by the front door of our house,and when someone opens it he barks,to make sure it is someone he knows.

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