What dog will protect its owner?

The German shepherd will protect its owner and their family most reliably. Intelligent and highly loyal to their owner and family, German shepherds are easy to train and have natural guarding instincts.

Plenty of other breeds can be trained to warn off potential intruders while being friendly and calm with their family and friends – as long as they’re properly trained and socialized.

In general, herding dogs, such as Puli dogs, heelers, and all kinds of sheepdogs have strong protective instincts. They may not be the largest or most intimidating breeds, but they’re intelligent and will bravely defend their family against any threats.