Five of The Best Watch Dogs

Here are five of the best watch dog breeds. These dogs are more likely to alert their owners by barking than actually attacking or fending off intruders on their own.

We have kept dogs close over the centuries for various reasons. Companionship, loyalty, protection, the list just goes on and on. Protection comes up often when people explain why they have a dog. Today you are going to read about some of the best watch dog breeds out there.

The main distinction between watch dogs and guard dogs is the action they take. Watch dogs will bark to alert their owners that something is amiss while guard dogs are more likely to take action against an intruder. 

Standard Poodle

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The Poodle is a great companion dog with a dignified attitude. They are smart, obedient, proud, and loyal to their owners. Poodles are often shy around new people and will bark to alert their owners that someone or something new is approaching. 

Airedale Terrier

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This dog is a very obedient all-around dog. Historically the Airedale was used as a police dog. They have also been used for hunting, guarding, and as companions. Airedales are lively, sweet, and very protective. Their watch dog nature lends well to the many roles Airedales have played over the years. 


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The Chihuahua is a very alert companion dog with a confident attitude. The are very intelligent and tend to move quickly. Chihuahuas are often considered to be sassy or have a self-important attitude. If you have ever met one in person you know that they bark a lot when someone enters their property. 

Boston Terrier

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The Boston Terrier is a smart and friendly dog. Although originally bred for fighting, they are now considered to be loyal and lively companion dogs. This smaller dog is quite strong and has excellent watch dog tendencies.  

Miniature Schnauzer

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Miniature Schnauzers are obedient, easily trainable, and willing to please. They are smart, alert, and spirited dogs who are loyal to their families. Although these dogs are not overly agressive; they’re not timid either. They will let you know if something is amiss at home. 

There you have it! Although this list of watch dogs is not all-inclusive, these breeds consistently exhibit excellent watch dog tendencies. Consider one of these breeds if you are interested in a dog that will alert you of an intruder by barking. Please keep in mind that although these are breed characteristics I cannot offer guarantees as to how these dogs will act. 

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