Best Guard Dogs

Along with purchasing a security system, getting a dog is one of the best ways to help protect your home from burglary. In fact, 65% of convicted burglars said a good-sized dog would scare them away and prevent them from breaking into a home. Click the tabs below to learn about the best dog breeds to help protect your home.

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  • Rottweiler

  • german shepherd

  • miniature schnauzer

  • scottish terrier

  • west highland white terrier

  • yorkshire terrier

  • cairn terrier

  • chihuahua

  • airedale terrier

  • poodle

  • caucasian shepherd dog

  • dachshund

  • fox terrier

  • rhodesian ridgeback

  • rottweiler

  • belgian tervuren

  • bullmastiff

  • chow chow

  • doberman pinscher

  • german shepherd

  • giant schnauzer

  • komondor

  • kuvasz

  • puli

  • belgian malinois

  • belgian malinois

  • belgian tervuren

  • bouvier des flandres

  • bullmastiff

  • doberman pinscher

  • german shepherd

  • rottweiler

  • akita

  • bulldog

  • collie

  • yorkshire terrier

  • boxer

  • miniature schnauzer

  • maltese

  • boston terrier

  • great pyrenees

  • anatolian shepherd

  • komondor

  • kuvasz

  • akbash

  • maremma sheepdog

  • tibetan mastiff

What is the definition of a watchdog?

Watchdogs are trained to alert their owners the instant a stranger attempts to enter a home. A watchdog will bark insistently and steadily when it senses a stranger.

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Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is named for the town where it originated-Rottweil, Germany. Rottweilers are muscular with black coats and tan markings on their faces and legs. This breed is good-natured, obedient, loyal, and calm. Rottweilers make excellent watch dogs because they are wary of strangers and have a strong desire to protect their homes.

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AVERAGE SIZE 80-130 lbs

22"-27"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 9-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • alert
  • obedient
  • devoted
  • eager to work
  • good-natured
  • confident
  • courageous
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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd originated in Germany to guard and herd sheep. Intelligent, strong, and loyal, these Shepherds are often used as watch dogs, police dogs, and search and rescue dogs. This breed of dog is highly active and protective--proper training from an early age is essential. German Shepherds make good family pets because they form strong bonds with children.

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AVERAGE SIZE 50-90 lbs

21"-26"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 8-10yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • highly trainable
  • intelligent
  • protective
  • loyal
  • hard working
  • active
  • self-assured
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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers originated in Germany and have black and white coats. Miniature Schnauzers are fairly small, but they make good watchdogs. They bark at anyone who appears threatening and are extremely aloof with strangers until their owners openly welcome the guest/stranger into the home.

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AVERAGE SIZE 12-18 lbs

12"-14"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-15yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • alert
  • spirted
  • obedient
  • friendly
  • intelligent
  • willing to please
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Scottish Terrier

Commonly referred to as Scotties, Scottish Terriers have coarse, wiry coats. Scotties are territorial and bark when approached by unfamiliar people. Scotties are fast and feisty, playful, and extremely intelligent. Loyal by nature, Scottish Terriers are excellent protectors because they are self-assured dogs with an innate wariness of strangers.

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AVERAGE SIZE 18-22 lbs

9"-10"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 11-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • independent
  • self-assured
  • territorial
  • feisty
  • alert
  • playful
  • stubborn
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West Highland White Terrier

The friendliest of the terrier group, West Highland Terriers have thick, white coats and are often called Westies. While they are good with older kids, Westies aren't recommended for families with young children. They can be stubborn and difficult to train, but terriers are generally loyal and effective watchdogs, if trained properly. Like the Scottie, they are alert and wary of strangers.

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AVERAGE SIZE 15-20 lbs

10"-11"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 12-16yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • energetic
  • loyal
  • friendly
  • stubborn
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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, commonly referred to as a Yorkie, is a small, energetic breed that can be difficult to train. Yorkshire Terriers are fairly high-strung and aren't ideal for families with small children. Yorkies are protective, have keen senses, and will bark incessantly when approached by strangers.

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AVERAGE SIZE 3-7 lbs

8"-12"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 13-16yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • active
  • protective
  • loves attention
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Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers originated in Scotland as hunting dogs. Cairns are quite small with coarse, shaggy coats that range from brown to black. This breed can be aggressive toward other animals and won't back down if challenged by other dogs. Proper training and a large yard are imperative because Cairns often dig holes and chase small animals. Cairns are protective of their owners and can be good with children.

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AVERAGE SIZE 13-18 lbs

9"-13"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 12-14yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • adventurous
  • protective
  • stubborn
  • loyal
  • intelligent
  • aggressive toward other animals
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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas originated in Northern Mexico and have smooth, thin coats. Chihuahuas are quite aggressive and can take on the temperament of their owners. Although not recommended for families with small or hyper children, Chihuahuas can be protective, loyal companions.

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AVERAGE SIZE Under 6 lbs

6"-10"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-18yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • aggressive
  • protective
  • loyal
  • prefer the company of other Chihuahuas
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Airedale Terrier

The largest of the Terrier group, Airedales have soft, smooth undercoats and wiry topcoats. If properly trained, Airedales make great family dogs and companions because of their loyal, friendly nature. Alert, intelligent, and strong, Airedales can be effective watchdogs and hunting dogs.

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AVERAGE SIZE 50-70 lbs

23"-24"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • smart
  • curious
  • brave
  • active
  • independent
  • strong-willed
  • alert
Poodle face

Poodle

Poodles originated in Germany and come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. Highly energetic, this breed craves attention and often gets into mischief. Poodles are popular family pets because they are playful, but they make excellent watchdogs because of their intelligence and trainability. Poodles are very territorial and have a strong bark; however, they have an easy temperament that improves with increased socialization.

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AVERAGE SIZE varies

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AVERAGE LIFESPAN 11-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • instictive
  • energetic
  • intelligent
  • agile
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Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Strong and muscular, the black and tan Caucasian Shepherd is a common watchdog because of its assertive and protective tendencies. This dog is brave and alert, which is why it was often used to protect livestock. Owners of Caucasian Shepherds must display strong leadership skills and train their dogs early to offset aggressive or unmanageable behavior. This dog growls and bites when unhappy, so assuming and maintaining a position of dominance and authority is imperative for people interacting with the dog. These dogs are loyal guardians of their owners and families and instinctively do not do well with strangers.

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AVERAGE SIZE 95-110+ lbs

25"-30"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-14yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • assertive
  • strong-willed
  • courageous
  • protective
  • wary of strangers
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Dachshund

Dachshunds belong to the Hound family and come in three sizes: rabbit, miniature, and standard. The Dachshund has a long body, short legs and a solid brown or black coat. Dachshunds can be difficult to train and aggressive toward children; they are often used as watchdogs because of their loyal nature and their loud bark.

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AVERAGE SIZE 15-28 lbs

varies

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 12-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • playful
  • loyal
  • wary of strangers
  • stubborn
Fox Terrier face

Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terriers, also known as Smooth Fox Terriers, have white coats with black or brown spots. Wire Fox Terriers are inclined to hunt small animals, run, and explore. If properly trained, these dogs can be kept as pets because they're playful and good with children. Fox Terriers are very loyal, devoted, and protective of their owners.

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AVERAGE SIZE varies

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AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • cheerful
  • enthusiastic
  • playful
  • loyal

What is the definition of a guard dog?

The main purpose of a guard dog is to apprehend and disable an intruder. Guard dogs are trained to be aggressive and vicious and to pin down and bite intruders.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Originally bred in Southern Africa, Rhodesian Ridgebacks have muscular builds and light brown or red coats. Most Ridgebacks have a discernible ridge of hair running along their backs. This breed is smart and loyal, but may turn aggressive if not socialized and trained properly. Rhodesian Ridgebacks can be trained to alert owners of strangers approaching, but are known not to respond well to rigid training methods.

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AVERAGE SIZE 70-85 lbs

24"-27"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • protective
  • loyal
  • intelligent
  • aloof to strangers
  • sensitive
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Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervurens, also known as Belgian Shepherd Dogs, have thick coats and are known for loyalty, intelligence, and hard work. Belgian Tervurens are often used as guard dogs because they are so alert, capable of noticing even the smallest changes around them. This breed can be quite nervous, so daily exercise is necessary to keep them occupied.

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AVERAGE SIZE 55-65 lbs

22"-26"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • energetic
  • intelligent
  • loyal
  • observant
  • attentive
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Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are large and muscular with brown, red, or tan coats. This breed is docile, affectionate, and loyal, but also very powerful, so owners need to be consistent and confident in their training methods. The Bullmastiff is known to slobber and drool, which may deter some people from owning them. This dog is tolerant of children and forms strong bonds with its family, but they should not be left unattended with children, despite their often calm and gentle nature.

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AVERAGE SIZE 100-130 lbs

24"-27"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 8-10yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • docile
  • affectionate
  • fearless
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Chow Chow

First bred in China, the Chow Chow's name literally translated means "puffy lion dog." Chow Chows have dense double coats that are particularly bulky around the neck, like a lion's mane. These dogs can live in apartments or small houses because they're calm and not very active. This breed is protective and suspicious of strangers, making them great guardians. Note that some insurance companies consider this breed "high risk", and therefore owning a Chow may raise the cost of your homeowner's insurance.

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AVERAGE SIZE 45-70 lbs

18"-22"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 9-15yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • protective
  • loyal
  • calm
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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers have athletic builds and short coats that are usually black or brown. They were bred to do stressful and dangerous work and are fearless in the face of danger. Dobermans are not vicious; they are loyal and are known to be excellent companions. Dobermans are receptive to training and protective of their owners and homes, making them a good choice when looking for a guard dog.

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AVERAGE SIZE 60-100 lbs

25"-28"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-11yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • loyal
  • protective
  • intelligent
  • trainable
  • obedient
  • wary of strangers and other dogs
Giant Schnauzer sitting at door

Giant Schnauzer

Large and powerful, Giant Schnauzers have athletic builds and thick coats. Schnauzers are active and friendly but need regular exercise and proper training. Giant Schnauzers make good guardians because of their large size, loyalty, and alertness.

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AVERAGE SIZE 70-100 lbs

23"-28"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • alert
  • loyal
  • friendly
  • playful
  • can be aggressive
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Komondor

Komondors are sometimes referred to as "mop dogs" because of their long, shaggy coats, which are typically white. This large, powerful breed is fearless and protective and can be trained to patrol an area and find intruders. Komondor's have the same temperament of livestock guard dogs- prepared to defend their herd but otherwise calm and composed.

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AVERAGE SIZE 90-130 lbs

26"-32"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • independent
  • fearless
  • protective
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Kuvasz

Large and powerful, the Kuvasz has an athletic build and a white coat. These protective, intelligent, loyal dogs become attached to their owners, but are independent and need to be trained and socialized from an early age. A Kuvasz is suspicious of anything unfamiliar and without training, instinctively thinks that almost everyone is a threat.

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AVERAGE SIZE 75-150 lbs

26"-30"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • intelligent
  • independent
  • protective
  • loyal
  • playful
  • active
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Puli

Pulis originated in Hungary and have long, corded coats. Protective, loyal, and active, Pulis aren't recommended for people who live in apartments or small homes because they require frequent exercise and prefer to be outside. Pulis are eager to please, hard-working, and obedient, making them highly-trainable.

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AVERAGE SIZE 23-25 lbs

16"-18"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 11-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • loyal
  • playful
  • active
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Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois, also known as a Belgian Shepherd Dog, is a member of the Sheepdog family. Playful, energetic, and active, these dogs require lots of attention and need to be challenged constantly. Training a Malinois can be a challenge and will take significant time and energy.

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AVERAGE SIZE 55-75 lbs

22"-26"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 9-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • protective
  • active
  • energetic
  • hard working

What is the definition of a protection dog?

Protection dogs are trained to bark or even lunge at an intruder when commanded to do so by its owner. Protection dogs are also trained to sit, stop, and lie upon command. However, if an intruder persists, most protection dogs will bite.

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Bouvier des Flandres

Pleasant, protective, and hardworking, Bouvier des Flandres are used as guard dogs, protection dogs, and police dogs. These dogs are easy to train and are intelligent, loyal, rational, and strong. While Bouvier des Flandres can become overly dominant if not trained properly, they're generally good-natured and make great companions.

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AVERAGE SIZE 60-120 lbs

22"-28"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • protective
  • intelligent
  • loyal
  • rational
Akita head with snow

Akita

Akitas originated in Japan and have thick, double coats and large, strong builds. These dogs are affectionate and loyal, but tend to be reserved with strangers and leery of other dogs. Dominant, alert, and protective, this dog breed is responsive to training. Akitas do not typically bark a lot, so when they do, it's for a reason.

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AVERAGE SIZE 70-130 lbs

25"-28"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 8-10yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • protective
  • intelligent
  • loyal
  • rational
Bulldog sitting in snow

Bulldog

Bulldogs are known for their spotted coats and the thick folds of skin on their faces. Calm and gentle with children, Bulldogs can live in small apartments or houses because they're not very active. Bulldogs are used as protection dogs because of their intimidating strength and appearance, and because they're protective and loyal.

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AVERAGE SIZE 40-55 lbs

12"-16"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 8-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • calm
  • loyal
  • friendly
  • relatively sedentary
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Collie

Exceptionally intelligent, Collies have athletic, slight builds. They are friendly, loyal, easy to train, and typically gentle with children and other animals. Collies are suspicious of strangers, have a loud bark, and will usually alert their owners when they detect a stranger.

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AVERAGE SIZE 22-55 lbs

18"-22"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 9-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • intelligent
  • vocal
  • energetic
  • agile
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Boxer

Boxers have strong, stocky builds with smooth, short coats. Boxers are energetic, active, and require daily exercise. While Boxers aren't naturally aggressive, they're very loyal to their owners and will protect them if provoked.

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AVERAGE SIZE 55-70 lbs

21"-25"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • strong
  • protective
  • energetic
Maltese face

Maltese

Maltese, often referred to as "toy" dogs because of their small size, can weigh as little as 2 pounds. This breed is friendly and playful, but proper training is essential. Alert, loyal, and intelligent, these dogs will usually alert their owners immediately when strangers are detected.

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AVERAGE SIZE 2-7 lbs

8"-10"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 12-15yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • playful
  • energetic
  • loyal
  • intelligent
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Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are a cross between Bulldogs and Old English Terriers. They are small with grey, black, or brindle coats with white markings. These terriers are friendly and pleasant, making them good companions. They are also loyal and protective with a loud, piercing bark that will alert people when strangers approach.

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AVERAGE SIZE 10-25 lbs

15"-17"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 11-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • alert
  • even tempered
  • friendly

What is the definition of a livestock guard dog?

Alert and attentive, livestock guard dogs are trained to protect livestock from predators. Traditionally, livestock guard dogs are fairly wild, residing in the mountains or fields with their flocks. When trained properly, livestock guard dogs can be used as watch dogs, protection dogs, or family pets.

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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees are used as livestock dogs and guard dogs because they're protective, strong, and alert. This breed is stubborn, so training can be difficult. Great Pyrenees growl and bark frequently, two traits of a good guard dog. They also make good family dogs because they're affectionate and good with children.

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AVERAGE SIZE 80-120 lbs

25"-32"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-12yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • affectionate
  • protective
  • stubborn
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Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherds are used as livestock and family guard dogs. Strong and independent, Anatolian Shepherds can be difficult to train because they aren't accustomed to following orders. Anatolians are great guard dogs because they will chase away or alert owners when strangers are present. These Shepherds require lots of space and like to roam.

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AVERAGE SIZE 90-150 lbs

26"-31"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • independent
  • difficult to train
  • affectionate
  • intelligent
  • protective
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Akbash

Native to Turkey, Akbash are large and powerful with thick white coats. Akbash are calm and rarely show aggression toward people or animals they know. Protective by nature, this breed will chase away or alert their owners when strangers are present. Akbash are independent and their naturally discerning nature allows them to decide if something is a threat or not.

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AVERAGE SIZE 75-140 lbs

27"-34"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-11yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • calm
  • aware
  • independent
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Maremma Sheepdog

Maremma Sheepdogs originated in Italy. These strong, white dogs are used as livestock guard dogs and companion dogs. As a livestock guardian, Maremma Sheepdogs are protective, require lots of open space, and usually sleep alongside the livestock they're protecting. This breed isn't well suited for urban areas and can be hostile toward strangers.

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AVERAGE SIZE 65-100 lbs

24"-29"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 10-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • protective
  • loyal
  • active
  • independent
  • wary of strangers
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Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiffs are used as livestock dogs because of their strength, loyalty, and willingness to confront large predators. These dogs are loyal pets and guard dogs, but aren't recommended for individuals living in urban areas or apartments; large, spacious yards are ideal.

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AVERAGE SIZE 140-180 lbs

25"-28"

AVERAGE LIFESPAN 9-13yrs
0 5 10 15 20
TEMPERAMENT
  • tenacious
  • strong-willed
  • intelligent

Guard Dog Testimonials

Luke

Luke is my 85-pound golden retriever with a bark as big as his heart. True to his breed, he is a lover of all people and is incredibly sweet and gentle, but, when startled, he can sound pretty mean. One time, when I was out of town, Luke stayed over at a neighbor's house. In the middle of the night, an intruder attempted to break in the bedroom window. Before he could get into the house, he was met by Luke and my neighbor's yellow lab. Together, the two dogs caused a general raucous of barking and growling, effectively scaring off the bad guy."

-Crystal Wayward from Kansas City, MO

Dixie

While on vacation, my house was broken into. A week later, the same burglars returned, armed with crowbars to pry my back door open. Dixie (my German Shepherd) was home during the second break-in attempt. The crowbar marks on the door were slight, meaning they put very little effort into getting into my house. I know Dixie was at the back door with her hair up on her back, barking at the intruders. This was enough to deter them. I like to think of Dixie as the guardian angel for my house."

-Megan B. from Denver, CO

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ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services, which help you manage your home environment and family lifestyle, requires the purchase and/or activation of an ADT alarm system with monitored burglary service and a compatible computer, cell phone or PDA with Internet and email access. These ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services do not cover the operation or maintenance of any household equipment/systems that are connected to the ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services/Equipment. All ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services are not available with the various levels of ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services. All ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services may not be available in all geographic areas. You may be required to pay additional charges to purchase equipment required to utilize the ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services features you desire.

Installation starts at $199. Burglary, Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Medical Alert monitoring requires purchase and/or activation of an ADT security system with monitored Burglary, Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Medical Alert devices. Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Medical Alert services are an additional charge. Quality Service Plan (QSP) is ADT's Extended Limited Warranty. 36-month monitoring contract required from $52.99 per month, ($1,907.64), including Quality Service Plan (QSP). Additional charges may apply in areas that require guard response service for municipal alarm verification. Prices subject to change. Prices may vary by market. Some insurance companies offer disounts on Homeowner's Insurance. Please consult your insurance company. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Additional monitoring fees required for some services. Photos are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect the exact product/service actually provided.

$99 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month ($1,331.64), 24-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 ($887.76) for California, including Quality Service Plan (QSP). Form of payment must be by credit card of electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Premier Provider customers only and not on purchases from ADT LLC. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Licenses: AL-15-1104, AK-35221, AR-2008-0014, AZ-ROC217517, CA ACO6320, CT-ELC.0193944-L5, DE-07-212, FL-EC13003427, GA-LVA205395, HI-CT30946, IA AC-0036, ID-ELE-SC-39312, IL-127.001042, IN-City of Indianapolis: LAC-000156, KY-City of Louisville: 483, LA-F1914, LA-F1915, LA-F1082, MA-1355C, MD-107-1626, ME-LM50017382, MI-3601205773, MN TS01807, MO-City of St. Louis: CC354, St. Louis County: 89767, MS-15007958, MT-247, NC-1622-CSA, NE-14451, NJ-34BF00021800, NM-353366, NV-68518, City of Las Vegas: 3000002944, NY-Licensed by the N.Y.S. Department of State UID#12000286189, NYS #12000286451, OH-53891446, City of Cincinnati: AC86, OK-1048, OR-170997, Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Number: PA22999, RI-3582, SC-BAC5630, SD- 1025-7001-ET, TN-C1520, TX-B13734, ACR-3492, UT-6422596-6501, VA-115120, VT-ES-2382, WA-602588694/PROTEYH934RS, DC-602513000006, WI-City of Milwaukee: 0002640, WV-042433, WY-LV-G-21499. 3750 Priority Way South Dr. Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46240 ©2014 Defender Security

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