Top Protective and Companion Dogs for Families 

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are great guard dogs because they are strong-willed, loyal, and self-reliant. 

Their legendary defense abilities have made them popular pets. 

They have multiple uses, including protecting livestock and property, although their initial purpose was hunting in Southern Africa.  

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Although the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a friendly dog breed, it will defend its territory fiercely against intruders.  

It is best to keep these two species apart because they can be violent towards cats as well. 

The Kuvasz is a huge, powerful dog breed that is extremely protective of its human family.  

Polite without being sociable, this species has an uncanny knack for knowing when to strike.  

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