Best Guard Dog Breeds to Help Protect Your Family

Airedales are great with kids, quick learners, and generally thought to be hypoallergenic, too, making them one of the best guard dogs for families. 

The Tibetan mastiff, bred in the Himalayas to guard people as well as livestock, is one of the best guard dogs around. 

The Caucasian shepherd goes by many names, including Russian bear dog, Caucasian Ovcharka, Caucasian mountain dog, and Caucasian sheepdog. 

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Akitas are fiercely protective by nature, and in the Middle Ages, they guarded the Japanese emperor and his family. 

The AmStaff, which is one of several types of pit-bull dogs, is affectionate, playful, and energetic. These dogs enjoy mental stimulation and have tons of personality 

This bearded behemoth lives to protect its family and home, according to the AKC. The breed has the size and strength to be good at it, and the added benefit of being resistant to pain 

Despite their mostly friendly demeanor, Appenzellers are naturally wary of strangers and are definitely not pushovers.  

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