Some pups simply aren't cut out to be guard dogs.

Bad Guard Dogs: These are 10 breeds of adorable dog that you shouldn't trust to guard your home and family - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐶

If you are looking to add a puppy to your family and want a pet that will protect your family and home – here are the breeds that are likely to be just too friendly to be up to the job. Here are some of the worst...

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 2:26 pm

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing worth considering before making a decision is that some breeds of dog can be very useful to protect your family and home, as well as being a great pets and companions.

Meanwhile, other types of canine are just no good at being guard dogs – lacking the territorialism, courage and alertness required.

Of course there are always exceptions, but in general these are the 10 breeds of dog you shouldn’t trust to guard your house.

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