A lot of people get dogs because, let’s face it, dogs are the best. These loving balls of cuddles are man’s best friend for a reason. In addition to being great and loyal companions, dogs also offer a line of protection, especially if you foster a strong bond with them. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about guard dogs being aggressive and dangerous, but any dog owner will tell you that properly trained dogs that are taken care of properly will not hurt a fly. These are some of the best dogs to get as guard dogs.
Akita dogs usually weigh about 100 pounds and have a strong frame. It might be covered up by their fluffy coats, but that doesn’t change the fact that they act as excellent guards. They are originally from Japan, where they are revered guard dogs that were bred for hunting and guarding. Best of all, they are also very silly and fun to be around.
Australian Shepards are hard working dogs that are also fun and playful. They were bred for herding and have tons of energy, so they do require some training and plenty of exercise. These dogs tend to form a strong bond with their families, so they’ll be quick to protect. They are very smart dogs and so it’s not difficult to train them.