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.
Dogue de Bordeaux
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.
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.
Specifications Scottish terrier
Characteristics Scottish terrier
As aloof as the Scottish terrier can be to strangers, he is as loyal to his owner. This intelligent terrier is therefore not without reason a favorite housemate of many families. Although the Scottish terrier can easily adapt to almost any living circumstance, it is important to keep in mind that this quadruped has a lot of energy and needs to be able to use it.
German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd Dog Specifications
Characteristics German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most well-known dogs. At the same time, it is one of the most difficult dogs To describe. This is because the dog has many different characteristics. On the one hand, the dog is large, powerful and reasonably fast. On the other hand, the dog is also brave, will not hesitate to show aggression if necessary and can scare his opponents. At the same time, the dog can also be incredibly sweet and get along well with children (if raised properly). In short: the German Shepherd is a beautiful dog, with many (sometimes contradictory) characteristics.
Specifications Yorkshire Terrier
Characteristics Yorkshire Terrier
With its beautiful, shiny coat, the Yorkshire Terrier already won over many hearts. Although the dog now mostly has the image of a show dog, the animal worked hard in the past. The animal served in the mines and hunted vermin. Under the beautiful coat of this dog is also hidden a dog with a feisty character.
Specifications American Akita
Characteristics American Akita
The American Akita is a sweet and intelligent dog, but certainly not a pushover. The dog is not only intelligent, this breed is also independent, proud and dominant. The American Akita has a strong will of his own and needs an owner who is clearly in charge. Otherwise this beautiful dog will become unmanageable.
The friendly Weimaraner is a nice dog, with a special, stately head. This breed is particularly intelligent and was used for hunting in the past. Today it is a sweet family dog that gets along well with young children. However, the dog is not suitable for an owner who prefers to hang out on the couch with a bag of chips. The dog is in fact quite active and will gladly go outside for a nice walk!
Specifications Norwich Terrier
Characteristics Norwich Terrier
The Norwich terrier is by nature a true hunter. The animal was kept in particular to catch vermin. That instinct is still in the animal. When he gets the chance he uses his boundless energy to hunt small animals. Therefore, be careful when you purchase this dog and you have other small pets. It could well be that the Norwich terrier will hunt them too!
Specifications English Mastiff
Characteristics English Mastiff
One of the most famous Mastiffs is the English Mastiff. It will not surprise anyone that this breed originated in England. The dog has a somewhat massive impression and is extremely strong. For the ignorant outsider this dog can therefore come across as somewhat aggressive. However, nothing is less true. The strength of this dog lies precisely in its quiet, calm nature. His English nickname is not for nothing the "gentle giant".
Sweet, fast and incredibly intelligent. This is how you could best describe the Foxterrier. The animal has a typical head, which can look somewhat endearing. Despite his small size, the Foxterrier is no pushover. He certainly stands his ground. The Foxterrier is bursting with energy, has a cheerful mood and is always in for an adventure with his owner.
Black Russian Terrier
Specifications Black Russian Terrier
Characteristics Black Russian Terrier
The name Black Russian Terrier is a bit misleading. The dog is not, in fact, a terrier. It did originate in Russia. The dog is bred to protect and guard. Although the animal is a guard dog, it is not overly aggressive. However, they will not immediately make friends with strangers, something you would expect from a watchdog.
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Specifications Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Characteristics Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Among the Swiss mountain dogs, the Entlebucher Sennenhond is the smallest. The name of this dog refers to the valley where the dog was originally bred. The Entlebucher Sennenhond was mainly bred to drive cattle and to keep an eye on the herd when it was grazing. In addition, the dog was also used as a watchdog.
The poodle is popular with many dog owners. Although the dog is small, it is not a typical lap dog, although that image exists of this dog. The dog is very active and loves to go on walks with his owner. In addition, the dog is also quite intelligent and will try to outsmart his owner just a bit. However, the dog is very loyal to his boss and will respect the boundaries set by his boss. However, you must treat the poodle correctly, the animal can be quite proud.
Specifications Mastino Napoletano
Characteristics Mastino Napoletano
The Mastino Napoletano has a very distinctive appearance. When you see the dog, you will recognize him almost immediately. The dog namely has a head with a lot of loose skin. The distinctive head of this dog gives him a somewhat endearing appearance. But don't be fooled: the dog is definitely not a wimp!
Argentinean Dog Specifications
Characteristics Argentinean Dog
The Argentine Dog is a breed that has not been around for very long. This dog breed is also known by the name Dogo Argentino. The dog is fast, intelligent and well-muscled. The dog is bred to hunt large game in a pack. Think for example of pumas and wild boars. To catch these animals, strength, speed and good reactivity are required. A healthy Argentinean Dog is therefore in perfect balance. On the one hand, he is enormously muscled. At the same time, he is not massive, so he can remain fast and agile! In addition, this dog is a good athlete, who can keep running for a long time.
The Newfoundlander is a dog that has its roots on the other side of the ocean. This breed of dog originated on the island of Newfoundland, the breed was named after this island. Fishermen used this dog for rescuing drowning people. In addition, the dog was also put to work: when bringing in fishing nets and towing boats, the Newfoundlander had to work. It is therefore no wonder that the dog is naturally very strong. The dog is originally a real workhorse.
The bullmastiff is one of the larger mastiffs. The animal is strong, large and muscular. In the past he was used as a watchdog, among other things. The Bullmastiff is watchful, alert, intelligent and also very loyal to his owner. The dog has an interesting past and is bred for its function.
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.
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
Characteristics Pyrenean Mountain Dog
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.