Frequent question: Are female dogs good guard dogs?

It is claimed that female dogs tend to make better personal guardians than males, due to maternal instincts, but males are considered better for guarding property because of their greater territorial instinct. That may be true in general, but all dogs are individuals.

Are female dogs more protective?

There is no significant difference between male or female dogs in terms of protective behaviors. … Some dog owners note that their female dogs are more protective and credit maternal instinct for the behavior, while others claim it’s the male dog who is alert and ready to defend.

Which dog is the best guard dog for a family?

Best family guard dogs: 7 top breeds

  1. German shepherd. This breed is Hack’s first choice in terms of guard dogs, “for protection, security, and a family dog. …
  2. Rottweiler. …
  3. Doberman pinscher. …
  4. Bullmastiff. …
  5. Boxer. …
  6. Great Dane. …
  7. Giant Schnauzer.
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