Best Guard Dog Breeds

Image Breed Breed Group Size Color Overview
Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Working Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

Also referred to as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, the Great Pyrenees has a long history of being keen workers who faithfully guard their flocks no matter how cold the weather or rugged the terrain. Not to be confused with the Pyrenean Mastiff or Pyre

Great Dane Great Dane Working Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Also known as the Deutsche Dogge or German Mastiff in its homeland, the Great Dane is one of the world’s tallest dog breeds known for their enormous bodies. However, their large size belies their friendly and affectionate nature, as Great Da

German Shorthaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer Hunting Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

The German Shorthaired pointer is both a ver

Akita Akita Working Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

Noble and courageous, the Akita is a strong, independent, and dominant working breed that originated in Japan. Although it is often referred to as the “Great Japanese Dog,” the breed has recently grown in popularity in the United State

Chow Chow Chow Chow Non-Sporting Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Easy to recognize for its lion-like regal ap

Chihuahua Chihuahua Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds

With a saucy, perky appearance and a personality to match, Chihuahuas are well-known for being the smallest breed of dog in the world. However, never underestimate them for their small size as the breed is often described as being alert, swift-mov

Catahoula Leopard Dog Catahoula Leopard Dog Herding Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Blue Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Catahoula Leopard Hound, or simply Catah

Cane Corso Cane Corso Working Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

For centuries valued highly throughout Italy as a guardian, hunter, and loving companion, the Cane Corso is an Italian dog breed that

Bull Terrier Bull Terrier Terrier Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds

Best described as a three-year-old toddler dressed in a dog suit, the Bull Terrier is well-known for being an exceedingly friendly breed with a playful and clownish disposition. As popular sporting dogs in obedience, agility, and show ring competi

Boxer Boxer Working Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds

Known for being the middleweight champion of