Best Family Guard Dogs

The Akita comes from Japan, where it was used as a hunting dog and guard dog for hundreds of years. 


Akitas have close relationships with their families, but they do best with older kids who won't bother the dog. 

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a breed of herding dog that comes from Belgium. It has been used a lot by police and the military because it is brave and watchful. 

Belgian Malinois dogs need to be socialized and trained well so that when they grow up, they can be good family members. 

The Bernese mountain dog came from the mountains of Switzerland, where they were very helpful as guard dogs, cow herders, and all-around farm dogs. 

Bernese Mountain Dog

The three-colored Bernese mountain dog is big and intimidating, but it is known for being a loving family dog who is great with kids of all ages.

This is good because Great Danes are usually friendly with people, even strangers who are friendly.

Great Dane

The Great Dane, on the other hand, is always on guard and will fight anyone who tries to bother the family or break into their home.

The Doberman pinscher was made by a German tax collector named Louis Dobermann.

Doberman Pinscher

The modern Doberman is a great family dog that is very loyal to its people and highly protective of them. 

The Great Pyrenees, which comes from the Pyrenees Mountains, has been used to protect sheep and other animals.

Great Pyrenees

Because of this, the breed is naturally defensive and on the lookout for danger. 

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