Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff

The 20 most protective dogs

Are you looking for a dog that will protect you and/or your family at all times? A dog that does not get anxious in unexpected situations? In short, a dog with whom you can feel safe? Then look below for an overview of 20 protective dogs

Cane Corso

Cane Corso Specifications

4/5
3/5
4/5

Characteristics Cane Corso

Family Dog
4/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
4/5

A beautiful, muscular and enthusiastic dog. That is the Cane Corso. The dog has an Italian origin. The Cane Corso was mainly kept in the south of Italy. However, in recent decades the dog has begun to become a little more popular outside of Italy as well. This is not without reason, the animal is intelligent and playful. However, it is still fairly rare to encounter this beautiful dog on a regular basis.

Schipperke

Specifications Schipperke

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Schipperke

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

Because of its mischievous nature, the Schipperke is also called the "little black devil." It is very questionable whether this nickname does justice to this sociable dog. However, it is true that the dog has a firm character and can be quite stubborn. That is not the only thing that can be said about this dog. They are also very loyal to their acquaintances, very active and very curious. Towards strangers they can be quite suspicious.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Specifications Pyrenean Mountain Dog

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

When you see the Pyrenees mountain dog, it is hard not to instantly fall in love with the animal. The dog is fairly large, strong and has a beautiful head with an intelligent appearance. The dog has something endearing about it. Yet this dog is not a tame lamb. On the contrary, he was used in the past to protect, among other things, tame lambs.

Akbash

Akbash Specifications

2/5
4/5
3/5

Characteristics Akbash

Family Dog
2/5
Good with children
4/5
Energy Level
3/5

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Rhodesian Ridgeback

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

A dog breed that is the easiest to recognize is the Rhodesian Ridgeback. This dog has a very typical feature. Over its back runs a stripe of hair, which grows in opposite directions. It is as if the Rhodesian Ridgeback has a brush on his back. The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a fairly sweet character, but must be raised well. The dog is namely very strong and fast.

Hovawart

Hovawart Specifications

5/5
4/5
3/5

Characteristics Hovawart

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
4/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Hovawart is a bit of a goody-goody among the large dogs. He is friendly, but does have a protective instinct. The Hovawart is without a doubt a family dog. He loves the family in which he grows up and wants to be a part of it. Note: the Hovawart must have something to do. If you do not make sure he has something to do, he will think of something himself. It does not have to be something you are happy with!

Rottweiler

Rottweiler Specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Rottweiler

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

With its powerful, sharp appearance, the Rottweiler is sometimes worn out for an aggressive, bite-happy dog. That is not true. The Rottweiler is a powerful dog with character and needs good training. But when the dog is raised properly it is one of the most gentle dogs in the world. dogs that you can imagine. The Rottweiler can be a friendly playmate who will fit into a family just fine. But beware: the Rottweiler is very protective and will not tolerate his owner being in danger. It is therefore important that the Rottweiler's owner is able to control the animal, rather than the other way around. Otherwise, the Rottweiler will indeed become aggressive when it believes that its owner is in danger.

Irish Wolfhound

Specifications Irish Wolfhound

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Irish Wolfhound

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

One of the largest dogs in the world is the Irish Wolfhound. Its large stature and rather impressive name might give you the impression that we are dealing with a monster on four legs. However, this is not true at all. The Irish Wolfhound has a calm and quiet character.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher Specifications

5/5
3/5
5/5

Characteristics Miniature Pinscher

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
5/5

The Miniature Pinscher is also called the "King of small dogs." The animal is brave and has a very watchful nature. Although this dog is not large, it is certainly not a defenseless lapdog. The dog has a funny character and its fearlessness sometimes even makes it a bit endearing. However, make no mistake: the Miniature Pinscher is a real dog that needs a clear leader!

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard Specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Saint Bernard

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

Perhaps the Saint Bernard is one of the best known dog breeds out there. The Saint Bernard has a sweet, good nature. In addition, the image of the dog of course plays a huge role. After all, the dog is known as the rescue dog. It is probably for this reason that the dog can be seen in many famous movies. Today, the Saint Bernard is probably best known for its loyalty, patience and care for children. That does not mean, however, that the Saint Bernard is a softy. The animal is immensely strong, muscular and has an impressive look when needed.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Specifications

5/5
5/5
5/5

Characteristics Doberman Pinscher

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
5/5

The Doberman Pinscher is one of the few dog species whose name refers to the person who "created" the breed. In fact, the Doberman Pinscher was bred in the 19th century by Louis Dobermann. Dobermann wanted a dog that could protect him. This was necessary, because Dobermann was a bailiff. It must have happened with some regularity that defaulters threatened him. To feel safer he bred the Doberman Pinscher. It is not exactly known from which species the Doberman Pinscher originally descended. The dog does show some typical similarities to Rottweilers and German Pinschers.

Akita

Akita Specifications

4/5
1/5
4/5

Characteristics Akita

Family Dog
4/5
Good with children
1/5
Energy Level
4/5

The Akita is a dog breed of Japanese origin. The name "Akita" refers to the province where the dog originally comes from. The dog has a beautiful characteristic appearance and is known for its extreme loyalty. This dog is the national dog of Japan and plays an important role in Japanese culture. The dog appears in Japanese mythology. Dog figurines are also given as gifts. The dog figurines are a symbol of friendship and prosperity. In Japan the dog is also seen as a bringer of good luck.

Komondor

Specifications Komondor

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Komondor

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Komondor is a dog with the appearance of a show model. The coat of this dog can become extremely long. Yet this Hungarian dog was certainly not a model. For years the dog has served as a very successful watchdog.

Boerboel

Boerboel Specifications

5/5
4/5
3/5

Characteristics Boerboel

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
4/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Boerboel is one of the few dogs with a Dutch name. However, the dog was not bred in the Netherlands, but in South Africa. The dog really has the character of a guard dog. The dog has a dedicated character. He takes good care of the family that he has to protect. However, you mustn't joke with the Boerboel. After all, he takes his job very seriously.

Tibetan Mastiff

Specifications Tibetan Mastiff

4/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Tibetan Mastiff

Family Dog
4/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Tibetan Mastiff is probably one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. The breed has been known for a very long time, so long that we know little about the origins of this wonderful dogs. What we do know is that they originally came from the Himalayas and were used to protect monasteries. It is rumored that the Tibetan Mastiff was introduced to Europe by travelers who brought the animal as a gift.

Great Dane

Great Dane Specifications

5/5
3/5
4/5

Characteristics Great Dane

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
4/5

The Great Dane can have a somewhat intimidating appearance at first glance. Yet you should not let that fool you. The Great Dane is in fact a large dog with a sweet character. It is a real companion animal and for that reason it does not like to be alone. The dog can therefore be kept as a family dog.

West Highland White Terrier

Specifications West Highland White Terrier

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics West Highland White Terrier

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

The West Highland White Terrier is also affectionately called the "Westie". With its dense, snow-white coat and dark eyes, the dog has something endearing. It is hard not to have a soft spot for this dog. Although the dog has short legs, he is still quite fast and agile. It has to be, because in the past this dog was not just a companion animal. It was also a hunter!

Kuvasz

Kuvasz Specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Kuvasz

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

In the Netherlands you do not often find the Kuvasz. That is a pity because it is a beautiful dog. Yet it is not very surprising that few people own this dog. Throughout history, owning this dog has been a special privilege. Actually, it was only for the nobility to own this dog. They kept the dog as bodyguards.

Dogue de Bordeaux

Bordeaux Dog Specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Bordeaux Dog

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Bordeaux Dog is perhaps one of the most beautiful dogs out there, but at the same time has a rather sad history. The Bordeaux Dog has a powerful appearance, a sweet head and is quite athletic. The dog is considered a sweet family dog, which is very fond of its owner and family members.

Tornjak

Specifications Tornjak

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Tornjak

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Tornjak is a breed with a very long history. Documents have been found over 1000 years old where the breed is already described. However, the breed has an even longer history, possibly the dog was already used by the Romans. The Tornjak is a stocky dog with a sturdy build. However, if the animal is healthy, it is in good shape and enormously strong. This breed can easily be used as a watchdog. However, this also has a disadvantage. The animal is very suspicious of people he does not know.

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