While many dogs will bark to let you know something’s going on, a visitor, a squirrel, a leaf, some dogs are bred to take action and these are the real guard dogs. They’re loyal, brave and extremely protective of their territory. Do your research before deciding one of these is right for you.
Brave, affectionate, and loyal, the Bullmastiff will always have your back.
The Tibetan Mastiff has been prized for being a nocturnal sentry, keeping predators and intruders at bay, barking at sounds throughout the night.
Alert, fearless, loyal, and highly trainable.
Loyal, alert, trainable, with the stable temperament required in big dogs of great strength.
Dignified, courageous, and profoundly loyal.
Smart, confident, courageous, and steady; a true dog lover’s dog.
Brave, tenacious, a bit stubborn; but also gentle, playful, and clever.
Reserved with strangers and affectionate and loyal with his family.
Loyal, smart, home-loving; strong-willed but trainable.
Dignified, even tempered; affectionate toward loved ones, reserved with strangers.
Link: Understanding Guard Dogs