Dogs are some of the greatest creatures on the planet, and it seems like there is a dog breed out there perfect for everyone. Some were bred to be companions, while others were designed for a specific task such as herding, hunting, or sporting. Today, we’re going to focus on dogs who are perfectly suited to guard their families and protect them from any sort of unsavory situation. Of course, we’re not saying these dogs are all aggressive and you should be scared of them, just that you’ll want to approach them with caution and respect, as you would any other dog. If we go by strongest bite, you’ll want to be wary of the rottweiler, a dog that can chomp down harder than any other. Then there is the extremely popular German shepherd, which is well-suited for a wide array of jobs from guard dog to search and rescue dog. Speed is an important component to guarding, and doberman pinschers are speedy and sleek. If you’re hoping to get a big dog that will intimidate based on looks alone, consider the English mastiff. One look at that giant head and would-be criminals will be running the other way if they know what’s good for them. The Great Pyrenees and the Akita might look cute and fluffy, but they’re known to be very territorial when it comes to “their” property. Some dogs, like the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier were bred to fight animals like lions and bears, meaning that they’re way overqualified to take down a human.