Top Ten Most 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.

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.

This is real
When I were in the car all alone with my dog german shepherd there was a guy and daddy did not notice the car is open the guy walk to the car and said "get out the car" I was lucky because my lovely dog bite him and iam crying because who knows iam just 9 years old and I yell I said help help! and when I saw daddy I told him that the guy said get out of the car and warning:get some german shepherd or else you will die lol...

I have grown up around GSDs my whole life. I love them. Loyal, cute, smart and protective. They will not hurt a fly unless aggrovated. They will scare away and intiminate all intruders, yet are gentle towards their families.

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!

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

Scrap this dog as well again Aggressive, dangerous and has no place on the planet.

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

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.

My dogs have always protected me. Once when I was a young baby, my mom was in the shower. If me or my brother made ONE NOISE, he would go to the bathroom, take his head and open the curtain of the shower, and make my mom come out. The dog I currently have, when I cry she will always be beside me. I love my dog I have now, and I love Max.
R.I.P. Max

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.

Labradors and Golden Retrievers share the top spot here, awesome family dogs, loving and loyal and will never turn on a person like other dogs like shephard, dobermans, rotwielers, pitbulls these dogs are not cute, they are DANGEROUS.

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

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.

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

Dobermans can protect a big spot of land becuse they can run fast!
But they are not good with children and are not good family dogs.

We have had many dobies, and they are great family dogs. None of our dobies were ever aggressive to the kids, but our poodle was!

This is the best dog breed in the world

Dobermanns rock their protective way

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 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.

I have a 2 year Pit Bull and he's very protective, even around my dad's friends. He'll bark and growl until someone puts him outside to bark. Chihuahuas are very snappish; I should know, my neighbors have 2. But when it comes to size, Pit Bulls have won. Yeah they can bark at the thief but that's it. Whenever my cat comes into the house, he barks at her so we just decided to take her to SC where my cousins live. He even barks at my poor fish! So, extremely protective of their home,
~Owlpaw

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.

Pitbulls are worthless dangerous dogs owned by people who are uneducated and generally living in bad urban enviorment. Scrap this dog.

This shouldn't be here. a bull will turn around and kill its own master it happened countless times.

8 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

9 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

10 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

The Newcomers

? Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

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.

The Contenders
11 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

12 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!

13 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

14 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.

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

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

15 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.

16 Brittany Spaniel
17 Manchester Terrier
18 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

19 Bulldog
20 Newfoundland

Newfoundlands should defiantly be number 1

21 Caucasian Shepherd The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a large breed of dog that is popular in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and North Caucasus area.
22 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.

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.

It is a smart dog its colour is beautiful

Very protective! Love them!

23 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. ...read 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.

24 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.

25 Dachshund The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed with floppy ears, and short fur. Although, this Dog, which comes in a variety of colours, is not hypoallergenic.

Dachshund is the best

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