Dog Breeds for Home and Family Defense

Belgian Malinois (Mals) are sometimes confused for German Shepherds, however they have distinct traits.

The little Catahoula Leopard Dog has a fierce temper when it comes to intruders despite its short coat.

Despite its fluffy appearance, the male Estrela Mountain Dog is a strong guard dog for any family. It protects livestock well at 130 pounds.

Kuvasz enthusiasts say the dog's exquisite head is its most gorgeous part.

The sensitive pride of Central Asian Shepherd Dogs makes them good companions and property guardians.

Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are big, strong guard dogs with golden hearts. This breed is fierce and caring, giving back everything they receive.

Tibetan Mastiffs are among the best guards. They are calm with humans despite their size and frightening look.

Komondorak (plural for Komondor) are covered in white cords like Bergamasco Sheepdogs.

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