For as long human and dogs are live together humans are dependent on dogs for protection, whether that be livestock, land or the family.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is high energy dog with high intensity and need lots of exercise.

Being intelligent and easy to train along with a low intensity level makes the breed a better choice for those not highly skilled in dog training.

This fearless family protector has a soft spot for its loved ones, specially the kids, but is usually standoffish towards strangers.

American Pit Bull Terrier has surely gotten more than its fair share of bad publicity.

A Rottweiler is a gentle playmate, and a powerful protector within its family circle.

The Great Pyrenees is a large powerful protector but likely one of the calmest and patient dogs on this list.

Boxes are upbeat and playful and their patience and protective nature have earned them a reputation as a great dog with children.

Dene is truly one of the most well mannered dogs around a sweet, playful, affectionate dog that adores children.

Energetic and lively the mop like dog appears much larger than it is due to that distinctive coat.

Although not for the timid dog owner, the German shepherd dog is considered dog doms finest all purpose working dog.