What dog breeds tend to be alert barkers?

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Many dog breeds bark in order to alert their owners that something or someone may be approaching. Dog breeds that tend to be alert barkers are normally dogs that are also known as good family dogs. These dogs are always on alert in order to protect their human family and warn them of potential danger. Dogs who are alert barkers are generally light sleepers, and rest in a place where they are able to have an unobstructed vantage point for surveillance.

The dog breeds that are notoriously viewed as alert barkers are the German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, and Belgian Malinois. Other great guard dog breeds include the Komondor, Great Pyrenees and dogs in the Mastiff family. These dogs are not just alert barkers, but also very protective dogs. They have a low-pitched, authoritative bark, effectively warning anything approaching to be cautious.

Alert barkers can be trained to be excellent guard dogs. If you want a guard dog, it’s important to make sure that the temperament of the dog matches your wants and needs. Look for a hunting or herding breed that will be loyal, attentive and mindful, while still keeping you and your family safe.

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