10 Guard Dogs You Don’t Want to Mess With

2. Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a muscular and intelligent dog that was originally bred to be a hunting dog in Africa. They are known to be very affectionate with their families, and very distant to strangers. The Ridgeback rarely barks, only showing emotion at something highly unusual things. Ridgebacks naturally have an in built desire to protect, as they were originally hunting dogs.

1. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd has the undoubtedly great reputation as a guard dog. It was originally bred in Germany as a guard dog to herd sheep. Not only does the German Shepherd show unwavering loyalty, it also shows great protective instincts. They make for great family guard dogs, barking to alert to any threat. However, while the German Shepherd makes for a great guard dog, they are also very loyal and obedient.

They make for great house pets and are incredibly easy to train. Moreover, while they would never hesitate to attack an intruder, they would stop as soon as their owner commanded them to.

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