Guard dogs are a special breed of dogs, bred for the sole purpose of protecting the people they love from the dangers of the outside world.
And the most common animal that people rely on for the safety of both their belongings and their family have been guard dogs.
They must be properly trained or we risk their protection instincts going haywire and going overboard in trying to protect their owner, seriously harming someone in the process.
Whether guarding the house, the front lawn or a flock of sheep, the following breeds have earned a reputation for their ability to protect.
Find out which dog breeds are known to be the most protective that you don't want to mess with on the next page: