After my sister told me about upping her security factor at her new house, she requested I research dog breeds that have the potential to watch and guard. Iams has this really amazing tool that you can put in specific requirements and their system calculates your most compatible breeds.
Amanda’s requirements were a larger dog that would be excellent with future children, wary of strangers, and buddy-buddy with Teddy (see graphics). Other factors include how big her yard is, what daily exercise she was willing to provide, and the climate of her location. The above are the top eight picks, after I weeded out the more dog-aggressive breeds.
Do you have a protective dog in your family? Is it any one of these breeds? I find dog breeds so interesting; before I got Simon, I could spend hours on the American Kennel Club website clicking through all the different groups. I favor the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever myself, but I don’t think they are much for guarding. I hope you find this useful, Manda!