The Rottweiler was bred to guard cattle and the family, and at 100 pounds, they can be fierce. They are still loving pets and know when to be gentle with kids and other animals.

Doberman Pinscher

Since the late 1800s, Doberman Pinschers have protected royalty and military personnel. This medium-sized dog has a sleek coat and is perfectly trained. They're good family pets too.

German Shepherd

Since the 1800s, this breed has been used in the military and police around the world for its bravery and ability to know who to chase and love. The gentle German Shepherd loves to be brushed.

American Pitbull Terrier

Despite being cuddly at home, this breed is stocky and built like a tank with a massive head and mouth. This brave dog knows who to love and who to chase away and will protect you from anything.

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is smart, strong, and confident—perfect for home protection. Their eagerness to please their people and aloofness toward strangers make them popular police and military K9s worldwide.


Intruders avoid Bullmastiffs. These fearless, strong dogs were bred in Merry Old England to catch poachers. They're family now. Like any large guard dog, bullmastiffs need early training and socialization.

Giant Schnauzer

Despite their cartoonish appearance, Giant Schnauzers are loyal canines. Giants love and protect their people. These smart dogs learn fast and can tell friends from foes.

Akita Inu

This dog was bred to hunt bear and wild boar and is brave and strong. They're friendly and cuddly. They self-groom like cats.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terriers make great companions. This strong, agile dog is fearless and tenacious. Early socialization and training make Staffies great family members. 

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