Top-Rated Protective Canine Species for Families 

Akitas, which were developed in Japan in the 17th century, are brave and faithful to their masters and symbolize happiness and long life.  

Appenzeller Sennehunds are fast and agile farm dogs that drive livestock. 

Intelligent and quick to learn, they're easy to teach, and lively, so they need lots of area to run and play. 

Aussie Shepherds are smart, obedient, and protective of their families, making them good guard dogs. 

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Due to their enthusiasm and need for daily exercise, Aussies thrive in large houses. 

The Belgian Laekenois, recognized by the AKC in 2020, is a great addition to this list. 

Its rough coat distinguishes it from other Belgian breeds like the Malanois.  

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