A guard dog is one which is protective over their family. It is not one which you might see in movies where someone tries to break into a factory and a snarling monster tries to gobble them up. In reality, these are likely to be mistreated and unhappy animals with poor socialization skills. These dog breeds are loyal animals who love their family and want to warn them of possible danger.
Finding one of the best guard dog breeds requires you to know what to do with them. You need to train them to alert you, to protect you and your family, but not to attack indiscriminately. This can lead to hurting an innocent person as well as being very problematic for the dog. The best guard dogs for families with children need to be equally protective of these children and this means positive environments. Some of the best guard dogs are not the biggest, but small breeds who are loyal and protective.

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