To answer this question properly, we need to determine, what are good family dogs and what are good guarding dogs seperatly. If you are looking for a family dog, the dog should be friendly and outgoing, calm, courageous, intelligent, eager to please, easygoing and charming. The best family breeds are definetelly both Labrador and Golden retriever, Bulldogs, Pugs or Beagles.
On the other hand, guarding dogs must have different qualities. They must be brave and loyal, alert, trainable, courageous, smart, confident, reserved with strangers and they must be large. Great examples of guard dogs are Bullmastiffs, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, Akitas or German Shepherds.
We are talking here about breed standards, every dog is unique and no one can guarantee you what temperament your dog will have. There is our list of the best family and guarding dogs.
5) Rottweiler Rottweiler is more of a guard dog than family dog, because he might be just too aggresive. But if he is properly trained, he became on of the best choice for our puprose. This is one of the smartest dog breed in the world and excellent guarding dog. You can train Rottweiler to be great with families and even small children are safe under the right conditions.
4) Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dogs have roots in guarding and protecting in Roman times. This aspect makes them great to have around the home, as they will surely alert owners if something suspicious is going on around the home. They are gentle with children and tolerant with other animals. It is no doubt your perfect choice if you want a dog that is very gentle, but whose presence is enough to deter an intruder.
3) Boxer A high energy but friendly dog, the Boxer would be perfect for families with older kids that are very active. This is the smallest breed on our list, but Boxers are very strong and protective. Boxers desire affection both from adults and from children, and will often times go out of their way to command love and attention. But when it comes to protection, boxers are very aware of what’s happening and will use its athleticism to protect its family, making it a great choice for families looking for a reliable watchdog.
2) Bullmastiff Bullmastiffs are natural guards. Most of the time they are looking after their family. They are very aware of everything going on around them and intimidating look makes them a great choice at fending off intruders. It is not aggressive and doesn’t bite. But it can attack and overpower an intruder with its weight and agility.
1) German Shepherd This is without doubts the best family and guarding dog. German Shepherds are great family pets and faithful guards. They are both menacing in their appearance, and loving in their nature. Their natural instinct is to learn and obey. They are fearless and very confident. No surprise, that German shepherd are used both in military and by people with special needs. German Shepherds are understading of their homes and will be wary of intruders. Well, thats it. This was our list of the best guarding and family dog. There are more dogs fitting this purpose, But since i want these videos to be short and entertaining, i couldnt fit them all. But if you choose Neapolitan Mastiff, Akita, Doberman Pinscher or Saint Bernard, you will make no mistake.
Tell me in comment if you agree with me and what breeds would you put in your list. If you have any other questions related to dogs, ask me in the comment and i will answer you with my reply or by making new QnA video.
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