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Best Guard Dogs

Best Guard Dogs

Chihuahuas may think they’re tough but with that size who are they going to scare? A real guard dog needs to be brave, protective, strong, big, loud, and posess many other qualities to keep your home or family safe. Browse our full list of the best guard dogs below.
Airedale Terrier
Avg. Price:  $700 Airedale Terrier
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Height:  20 - 24"
Hair Length:  Medium, Short
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  45 - 70 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate, Heavy
Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Airedale Terrier Breed Guide.

Akita
Avg. Price:  $778 Akita
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Height:  24 - 28"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  75 - 110 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Akita Breed Guide.

American Bulldog
Avg. Price:  $723 American Bulldog
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Height:  20 - 28"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  10 to 15 years

Weight:  60 - 120 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Non-Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our American Bulldog Breed Guide.

American Pit Bull Terrier
Avg. Price:  $336 American Pit Bull Terrier
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Height:  18 - 22"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  25 - 110 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our American Pit Bull Terrier Breed Guide.

American Staffordshire Terrier
Avg. Price:  $723 American Staffordshire Terrier
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Height:  16 - 19"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  9 to 15 years

Weight:  55 - 70 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our American Staffordshire Terrier Breed Guide.

Anatolian Shepherd
Avg. Price:  $665 Anatolian Shepherd
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Height:  26 - 30"
Hair Length:  Long, Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  90 - 150 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Anatolian Shepherd Breed Guide.

Australian Cattle Dog
Avg. Price:  $550 Australian Cattle Dog
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Height:  17 - 20"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  25 - 55 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Australian Cattle Dog Breed Guide.

Australian Shepherd
Avg. Price:  $703 Australian Shepherd
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Height:  18 - 23"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  40 - 65 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Australian Shepherd Breed Guide.

Azawakh
Avg. Price:  N/A Azawakh
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Height:  23 - 29"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  11 to 13 years

Weight:  37 - 55 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Hound

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Azawakh Breed Guide.

Beauceron
Avg. Price:  N/A Beauceron
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Height:  24 - 28"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  65 - 85 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Beauceron Breed Guide.

Belgian Malinois
Avg. Price:  $2,500 Belgian Malinois
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Height:  22 - 26"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  12 to 14 years

Weight:  40 - 75 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Belgian Malinois Breed Guide.

Belgian Tervuren
Avg. Price:  N/A Belgian Tervuren
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Height:  22 - 26"
Hair Length:  Long, Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 14 years

Weight:  60 - 75 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Belgian Tervuren Breed Guide.

Bergamasco
Avg. Price:  N/A Bergamasco
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Height:  22 - 25"
Hair Length:  Long
Lifespan:  13 to 15 years

Weight:  57 - 84 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Bergamasco Breed Guide.

Black Russian Terrier
Avg. Price:  N/A Black Russian Terrier
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Height:  26 - 30"
Hair Length:  Long
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  85 - 140 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Black Russian Terrier Breed Guide.

Blackmouth Cur
Avg. Price:  $550 Blackmouth Cur
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Height:  16 - 25"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  12 to 16 years

Weight:  45 - 95 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Hound

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Blackmouth Cur Breed Guide.

Boerboel
Avg. Price:  N/A Boerboel
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Height:  23 - 28"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  154 - 200 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Boerboel Breed Guide.

Bouvier des Flandres
Avg. Price:  $823 Bouvier des Flandres
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Height:  22 - 28"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  60 - 90 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Bouvier des Flandres Breed Guide.

Boxer
Avg. Price:  $663 Boxer
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Height:  21 - 25"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  9 to 11 years

Weight:  55 - 70 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Boxer Breed Guide.

Bracco Italiano
Avg. Price:  N/A Bracco Italiano
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Height:  21 - 27"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  9 to 13 years

Weight:  55 - 88 lbs
Shedding:  Lite, Moderate
Group:  Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Bracco Italiano Breed Guide.

Briard
Avg. Price:  $1,500 Briard
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Height:  22 - 27"
Hair Length:  Long
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  65 - 90 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Briard Breed Guide.

Bulldog
Avg. Price:  $1,415 Bulldog
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  12 - 14"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  8 to 10 years

Weight:  45 - 50 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Non-Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Bulldog Breed Guide.

Bullmastiff
Avg. Price:  $1,063 Bullmastiff
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Height:  24 - 27"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  8 to 10 years

Weight:  100 - 133 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Bullmastiff Breed Guide.

Canaan Dog
Avg. Price:  N/A Canaan Dog
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Height:  19 - 24"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  35 - 55 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Canaan Dog Breed Guide.

Chow Chow
Avg. Price:  $572 Chow Chow
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  17 - 20"
Hair Length:  Long
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  45 - 70 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Non-Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Chow Chow Breed Guide.

Doberman Pinscher
Avg. Price:  $945 Doberman Pinscher
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  24 - 28"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  8 to 12 years

Weight:  60 - 80 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Doberman Pinscher Breed Guide.

German Shepherd
Avg. Price:  $767 German Shepherd
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  22 - 26"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  13 to 15 years

Weight:  77 - 85 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Herding

To get more information more about this breed, visit our German Shepherd Breed Guide.

German Wirehaired Pointer
Avg. Price:  $450 German Wirehaired Pointer
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  22 - 26"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  8 to 10 years

Weight:  60 - 70 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Guide.

Giant Schnauzer
Avg. Price:  $650 Giant Schnauzer
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  23 - 28"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  60 - 100 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Giant Schnauzer Breed Guide.

Great Pyrenees
Avg. Price:  $531 Great Pyrenees
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  25 - 32"
Hair Length:  Long
Lifespan:  9 to 12 years

Weight:  85 - 160 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Great Pyrenees Breed Guide.

Irish Terrier
Avg. Price:  $542 Irish Terrier
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Height:  14 - 18"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  10 to 14 years

Weight:  22 - 29 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Irish Terrier Breed Guide.

Kerry Blue Terrier
Avg. Price:  $660 Kerry Blue Terrier
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Height:  17 - 20"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  33 - 40 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Kerry Blue Terrier Breed Guide.

Komondor
Avg. Price:  $1,980 Komondor
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  19 - 25"
Hair Length:  Long
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  100 - 125 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Komondor Breed Guide.

Kuvasz
Avg. Price:  N/A Kuvasz
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Height:  26 - 30"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  10 to 13 years

Weight:  70 - 115 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Kuvasz Breed Guide.

Mastiff
Avg. Price:  $1,026 Mastiff
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  27 - 32"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  8 to 10 years

Weight:  150 - 200 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Mastiff Breed Guide.

Norwegian Elkhound
Avg. Price:  $500 Norwegian Elkhound
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  18 - 21"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  12 to 15 years

Weight:  40 - 60 lbs
Shedding:  Heavy
Group:  Hound

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Norwegian Elkhound Breed Guide.

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Avg. Price:  $1,034 Rhodesian Ridgeback
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  24 - 27"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  9 to 15 years

Weight:  65 - 90 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Hound

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Guide.

Rottweiler
Avg. Price:  $796 Rottweiler
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  24 - 27"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  4 to 10 years

Weight:  85 - 150 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Rottweiler Breed Guide.

Schipperke
Avg. Price:  $400 Schipperke
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  10 - 13"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  16 to 18 years

Weight:  12 - 18 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Non-Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Schipperke Breed Guide.

Schnauzers
Avg. Price:  $607 Schnauzers
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Weight:   - lbs
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Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Schnauzers Breed Guide.

Spanish Water Dog
Avg. Price:  $1,100 Spanish Water Dog
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Hair Length:  
Lifespan:   to years

Weight:   - lbs
Shedding:  
Group:  Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Spanish Water Dog Breed Guide.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Avg. Price:  $992 Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  14 - 16"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  10 to 16 years

Weight:  27 - 45 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Terrier

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Guide.

Standard Schnauzer
Avg. Price:  $1,000 Standard Schnauzer
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Height:  17 - 20"
Hair Length:  Medium
Lifespan:  13 to 16 years

Weight:  30 - 45 lbs
Shedding:  Lite
Group:  Working

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Standard Schnauzer Breed Guide.

Weimaraner
Avg. Price:  $685 Weimaraner
Breed Info  /  Classifieds  /  Adoptions  /  Photos  /  Videos

Height:  22 - 27"
Hair Length:  Short
Lifespan:  10 to 12 years

Weight:  50 - 57 lbs
Shedding:  Moderate
Group:  Sporting

To get more information more about this breed, visit our Weimaraner Breed Guide.