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8 best guard dogs

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  1. Akita
    Showing up with a large build and powerful stance is the ever-loved Akita. These giants are the tallest of all Japanese breeds and were first bred for fighting and wildlife hunting. The Akita is loyal and fearless and thrives on one-on-one time. Thanks to their strong personality, the Akita needs an experienced dog owner who provides firm and consistent training. Its always a good idea to start socializing early with these brave warriors.
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  1. Appenzeller Sennenhund
    A tad smaller than the typical guard dog is the Appenzeller Sennenhund. Few have heard of this rare but talented breed. Their intelligence runs high and when properly trained, are quick to obey. The Appenzeller Sennenhund was originally designed to fill the farm dog roll. They boast of boundless energy and are brilliantly agile through and through.
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  1. Australian Shepherd
    Medium in size, the Australian Shepherd is a fearless champion with a particular love for herding. Oh, and they run high on the energy charts. They can tend to be wary of strangers and are very loyal to their people. The Australian Shepherd should begin training at an early age in order to encourage positive behavior while killing negative attitudes right from the getgo.
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  1. Belgian Malinois
    The short-haired version of the Belgian Tervuren, the Belgian Malinois is unsurprisingly from Belgium. Originally they were designed to serve as livestock guardians, as well as guard and military dogs. The Belgian Malinois embodies a muscular elegance, proving to be powerful, protective, and confident. These giants are excellent family dogs and are smart and loyal at their core. It should be mentioned, however,dogs for salethat the Belgian Malinois flaunts a high prey drive, so youll want to stay on the alert should a Malinois start sharing space with smaller pet friends. Also note, these pals are not for the novice dog owner.
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When referring to the Malinois, Steve Robinson, a guard dog trainer in Denver, CO expounds, Ive found that single women who want a dog for protection like the Belgian Malinois. Its a good protector. And that they are inside their large and powerful stance.

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  1. Boerboel
    The Boerboel was first trained to guard against wildlife and terrorism in Africa. So as you can imagine, these champs are the epitome of fearless, powerful, and territorial all in one. Boerboels are dominant and confident, requiring proper training to learn whos boss. However, theres a soft side to them also. Believe it or not, the Boerboel has a tender angle too in which they are affectionate, easy to train, and a lover of new friends. Plus, they are a great family companion.
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  1. Boxer
    Bred for hunting and fighting, the Boxer is one powerful champ. Today they are frequently employed in military and police work, although the Boxer is great with family, too. Boxers are quick to make friends, playful, and slightly aloof. Plus, they are sensitive to what matters and ooze with confidence.
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  1. Bullmastiff
    Big, powerful, and fearless are three words summing up the Bullmastiff. These well-muscled babes are a cross between Bulldogs and Mastiffs and when properly mixed, carry the best traits from both. They are high in energy and make for excellent walking partners. Plus, they were originally developed in the 19th century in Britain to guard estates and ward off poachers, so they carry a dose of territorialism in their genes.
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  1. Cane Corso
    Also referred to as Cane Corso Italiano, the Cane Corso is first protective, then large and powerful in nature. They originated first in Italy and today are quite trainable. At first acquaintance, the Cane Corso may appear slightly aloof and even-tempered. Without fail, when properly trained, Cane Corsos are affectionate, good with children and other pets, and wary of strangers. They carry big doses of energy and thrive in rural or suburban homes with lots of space to run about.
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