The difference between a guard dog and a guard dog

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Besides company, (some) dogs are also hard workers. For example, some breeds are excellent at herding sheep or cattle, while others use their heightened sense of smell to detect drugs or disease.

And many dogs — trained or not — act as furry, four-legged doorbells, alerting their humans if they sense something is wrong in or around their home. (Or that the postman had the audacity to redeliver the mail—after they shooed it away the day before.)

These pooches are either guard dogs or guard dogs—and yes, there’s a difference between the two. Here’s what you should know.

The difference between a guard dog and a guard dog

If you’re looking to add a dog to your household and want one that will make your home a little more secure, you might consider one Guard Dog or Guard Dog. Here is the difference between the two:

guard dogs

  • Bark as a warning
  • Bark, growl, and display other intimidating behaviors as a deterrent while asserting yourself
  • Also capable of acting like their owner’s bodyguard
  • Complete special training


  • One task: notify their owner if they spot anything unusual
  • The size of the dog does not matter
  • The ability to bark loudly helps

What are attack dogs?

It is important to note that guard dogs and guard dogs are not attack dogs. Attack dogs are not only trained to warn their owners of a potential danger – they are also trained to act, either on command or when a person they perceive as an intruder enters the property.

And as the Davis Law Group points this outWhen attack dogs are not properly trained or used to attack for reasons other than protection, they can cause serious harm. Because of this, some state and local agencies have bans or regulations on certain breeds.

The breeds that make the best guard and guard dogs

Secure dog breeds are better suited to take over guard and guard duties. Here are some of the the best for every job:

guard dogs:

  • doberman
  • bulldog
  • Bouvier
  • Belgian shepherd
  • collie
  • Swiss mountain dog
  • Bullmastiff
  • rottweiler
  • Komondor
  • puli
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • German shepherd dog
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Kuvasz
  • Staffordshire terrier


  • chihuahua
  • poodle
  • Weimaraner
  • dachshund
  • shitzu
  • rottweiler
  • German shepherd dog
  • Scottish terrier
  • West Highland White Terriers
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Yorkshire terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Airedale Terrier

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