The United States Most Protective Dog Breeds

The Belgian Malinois are brilliant dogs, highly capable, and love to work. They can be trained to do nearly anything and are the up and coming favorites for trained executive protection dogs. 

German Shepherds are classically known for their roles in classic western movies – and for a good reason! These loyal and protective dogs love to work, defend their families, and please their owners.  

Rotties are wonderfully loving and attentive to their families, while simultaneously wary of strangers and people they haven’t met. These dogs have gotten a bad reputation over the years for aggression 

Dobermans are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and protective nature. They are natural guard dogs who will defend their pack and act aggressive or attack if needed. Dobermans are loving and gentle toward their families and love playtime. 

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Bullmastiffs are known for their intense protection instincts, physical strength, and unending family loyalty. These dogs will love your family, other pets, and small children. 

Giant Schnauzer’s earned their name due to their miniature pony-like sizing. They are extremely intelligent, powerful, and fiercely loyal dogs. Schnauzers do need plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation 

This breed has historically been used for hunting lions and large animals, so they have an incredibly strong prey drive. While loving and gentle around family, they won’t hesitate to confront an intruder who approaches your home. 

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