Best Family-Safe Guard Dog Breeds

 Akita Developed in Japan in the 17th century, Akitas symbolize happiness, long life, courage, and loyalty to their masters. They are independent thinkers and do not always get along with other dogs or strangers

 Sonnenhund Appenzeller Appenzeller Sennehunds are fast and agile farm dogs that drive livestock. Intelligent and quick to learn, they are easy to train, and lively, so they need lots of area to run and play.

Australian Shepherd Aussie Shepherds are smart, obedient, and protective of their families, making them good guard dogs. Due to their enthusiasm and need for daily exercise, Aussies thrive in large houses

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Belgian Laekenois The Belgian Laekenois, recognized by the AKC in 2020, is a great addition to this list. Its rough coat distinguishes it from other Belgian breeds like the Malanois. The herding dog is loyal to its owner and kind to friends. Expect an active, robust dog.

Bergamasco Sheepdog Bergamasco Sheepdogs love their families and other animals. Since they do not shed, their long, thick coat requires only a few baths each year and no brushing

Boxer Natural guard dogs, boxers are watchful and brave. Boxers are wonderful for families with kids since they are patient, protective, and playful and love time with their owners

Briard Briards, known as "a heart wrapped in fur," are loyal and affectionate, making them good pets for kids. They adore being active, making them ideal for runners and hikers. Due to their long coats,

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