Best Guard Dogs for Families with Children (Part II)



Similar to the Newfoundland, the bullmastiff is a gentle giant, in spite of its natural proclivity for hunting. It doesn’t bite and isn’t aggressive. But it can attack and overpower an intruder with its agility and weight.

German shepherd

This lovable dog makes both a devoted guard and a friendly pet. It binds easily with the family and will protect your children with their own lives. The German shepherd is very easy to please and train, making them fearless and confident.

Both beautiful and smart, these dogs are great options for a family dog and protection.


Made well-known by the film and television show “Lassie”, the collie is one of the most adored dogs in the U.S. as well as worldwide. It is a graceful dog that acts as a dedicated guard and an affectionate pet. If you want a watchdog that will bark whenever it senses danger, the collie is your perfect choice. This dog has a loud bark and they are very smart and easy to train. They also serve as police dogs and search and rescue animals.

Airedale Terrier

This dog is the biggest and most energetic in the terrier family. Self-confident and elegant, the Airedale Terrier is easy to train and highly intelligent. The Airedale terrier must be engaged intellectually and physically. So, don’t let them lie around on the sofa for hours. You have to remember that the Airedale Terrier necessitates more maintenance costs than a lot of other dogs on this list.

Great Dane

Another serious looking, but gentle giant, the Great Dane is friendly and easy-going and enjoys lurking around the house. So, it won’t be mad when you leave it alone. This dog has quite a frightening bark that will make intruders think twice before going on with their plots. It is your ideal choice if you want a dedicated guard dog with minimal risk of aggression.



Best Guard Dogs for Families with Children (Part I)


All guard dogs are very good at detecting possible threats and responding correctly. Though, some are better at this than others are. However, not all dogs should be kept inside with your family, particularly if you have small children. When their fuses go off, some dogs can get so aggressive that they will attack little children. In fact, the news is typically filled with horrible stories of children been killed by the family dog.

If you have children at home, consider just those dog breeds that are friendly with children and everyone in the family. If you want a friendly dog that will be a cuddly companion and display unwavering dedication, go for any of the dogs listed below:

Saint Bernard

Despite its gentle spirit, this dog is quite powerful, very smart, and very strong. It would never waver in its dedication to protecting you and your family from threats since it is very loyal. Most crucial, it adores children.

These gentle giants are big enough to intimidate but loving enough to be perfect family dogs.


This dog is friendly with not only children but also with other domestic animals. For example, if you have other pets at home, the Newfoundland is no threat to them. Also known as “Newfies”, Newfoundlands are quite gentle, and they have a big appearance that could threaten and knockdown intruders. Not to mention, they are very easy to train.

Bernese mountain dog

These dogs, similar to the Newfoundland, are gentle with children and tolerant of other animals. It is no doubt your ideal choice if you want a dog that is very gentle, but whose presence is enough to scare off an intruder.


A very energetic, but friendly dog, the Boxer is ideal for families with older children that are very active. Although not very big, this dog is a powerful protection machine in the face of threats. The Boxer is quite smart, making it easy to train. Though, this dog can sometimes attack small kids, particularly when it feels threatened. Therefore, it might not be ideal for families with small children or infants.


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Estrela Mountain Dogs

Estrelas are considered one of the oldest breeds in Portugal, where these dogs are named after a mountain range. They’re super protective and gentle, so they’ll fit in with a close-knit family.

German Shepherd

If you’re looking for a companion that’s both loyal and protective a German shepherd may be the right dog for you.

German Shepherds are one of the most famous breeds for police dogs, but they’re just as common as pets. They’ll protect your home from intruders, but they’re so loyal that they will create a strong bond with you.

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is just a larger, stronger version of its standard counterpart. Get ready to spend a serious amount of time grooming them since that thick coat of hair necessitates regular brushing.


Truthfully, what better breed for a guard dog than one that can disguise itself as a mop? Puli dogs were initially meant for herding, so they learn fast and can outsmart any predators. Don’t be fooled by their silly appearance.

Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

This guard dog needs someone to be close with, therefore, you don’t want to leave them alone for long periods of time. Romanian Mioritic Shepherd dogs are kind and loving enough to be your BFF, but they will get aggressive and bark if they come in contact with folks they don’t trust.


If you know anyone with a Rottweiler, odds are that you’ve seen them be really gentle around their owners but threatening when it comes to strangers. To keep them in the know, be sure to socialize your Rottie with other dogs and people besides signing him or her up for training classes.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Not everyone has the room for a big animal in their house. This doesn’t mean they don’t need a dependable guard dog. Weighing in at under 40 pounds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are brave, muscular, and real fighters when they need to be.