15 Best Watch Dog Breeds

15 Best Watch Dog Breeds

Throughout history, dogs were used as a watchdog to alert for intruders or dangerous animals.

Although we have modern alarms these days, those looking for a dog who announces the arrival of guests and deters unwanted visitors may find these dogs to be a perfect fit.

While every individual dog is different, here are the dog breeds that typically are great watchdogs.


1. Beagle
2. Dachshund
3. Coonhound
(any hound actually)
4. Foxhound
(seriously, ANY HOUND)
5. Basset Hound
6. Chihuahua
7. Miniature Pinscher
8. Pomeranian
9. Yorkshire Terrier
10. Cairn Terrier
11. Fox Terrier
12. Miniature Schnauzer
13. West Highland Terrier
14. Jack Russell Terrier/Parson Terrier
(really, any terrier)
15. Siberian Husky