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Which dog breeds make the best and worst watch dogs?

Thursday, April 7, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

rottweilerIn addition to being a great companion, dogs could be excellent protection to those living alone. Most dogs will bark when they here a strange sound or sense the presence of someone who doesn’t belong near their home. Some dogs make better watch dogs than others.

Here is a list of  dog breeds that make the BEST watch dogs.

  1. Rottweiler
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Doberman Pinscher
  4. Scottish Terrier
  5. West Highland White Terrier
  6. Miniature Schnauzer

Here is a list of dog breeds that make the WORST watch dogs.

  1. Bloodhood
  2. Newfoundland
  3. Basset Hound
  4. Vizsla
  5. Norwegian Elkhound

We classify dogs that don’t make very good watch dogs as being the ones that don’t necessarily bark if they hear a strange sound.

Most dogs will  bark at strangers when they are outside in the yard or on their dog leash.



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