Animals

The 10 Most Protective Dog Breeds

Published on: 12/03/17 10:07 AM

A loyal best friend is often hard to find. Discovering a trustworthy partner that will protect you throughout his or her lifetime can be even harder. Reasons such as these can explain why many people believe dogs can lead us into new ways of experiencing companionship and love.

It's true a dog can bring many human qualities to a friendship – loyalty, love and a listening ear. Beyond this is a dog's ability to provide a sense of safety and protection for their owners. Whether you are looking for a dog to help you sleep at night or already have a pooch to keep you safe, the experts at PetBreeds identified the most protective dog breeds using data from Animal Planet to highlight these courageous pups. "Protectiveness generally means to have fearlessness, loyalty and the willingness to do whatever necessary to guard and protect.

#10 - Cavachon

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Average User Rating: 4.5

Total Number of Reviews: 31

Overall Score: 75.1


A cavachon, a mix of the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and the bichon frise, require very little grooming and shed minimally.

#9 - Chipin

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Average User Rating: 4.8

Total Number of Reviews: 8

Overall Score: 76.6


Chipins, a cross between miniature pinschers and Chihuahuas, are difficult to train, but can can participate in competitive obedience with the right amount of patience and perseverance.

#8 - Mastador

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Average User Rating: 4.8

Total Number of Reviews: 15

Overall Score: 77.9


The mastador is a giant dog born to a mastiff and a Labrador retriever. Alert and protective, mastadors are commonly employed for search and rescue and hunting.

#7 - Shih-Poo

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Average User Rating: 4.9

Total Number of Reviews: 8

Overall Score: 78.6

Many shih-poos have the head shape of a Shih Tzu and the coat of a poodle. Shih-poos are playful and fun around children, making them a great dog for families.

#6 - Labrabull

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Average User Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 6

Overall Score: 80.5


The Labrabull breed combines the many talents of both the Labrador retriever and the American pit bull terrier, and are known for their many talents and strength.

#5 - Labradane

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Average User Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 7

Overall Score: 80.5


This giant crossbreed between a Labrador retriever and a Great Dane makes a great watch dog.

#4 - Jack Chi

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Average User Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 7

Overall Score: 80.5

Jack chis will keep you on your feet because they are active and playful dogs. Born to Chihuahuas and Jack Russell terriers, these dogs need extra patience to be trained.


Note: The jack chi and labradane tied with overall scores of 80.5.

#3 - Pomchi

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Average User Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 8

Overall Score: 80.6

Pomchis, a mix of Chihuahuas and Pomeranians, are adorable pups with an average life expectancy between 12 and 18 years.


Note: The cavapoo and pomchi tied with overall scores of 80.6.

#2 - Cavapoo

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Average User Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 8

Overall Score: 80.6

A cavapoo, born to a Cavalier King Charles spaniels and a poodle, is easy to train, loving, social and is known to be great around kids.


Note: The cavapoo and pomchi tied with overall scores of 80.6.

#1 - Chiweenie

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Average User Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 9

Overall Score: 80.7


Chiweenies are the favorite cross-bred dog. They are fun and outgoing, but because they are a cross between Chihuahuas and dachshunds, expect this mixed breed to be stubborn and difficult to train.

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