What are the top 10 breeds for livestock guard dogs?

Top 10 breeds for livestock guard dogs?

Below are our top ten (10) breeds for livestock guard dogs after running a survey and these are the breeds of dog preferred most by farm owners.

1) Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff, or Mastn Espaol, is a dog breed from Spain that was originally designed to be a guard dog and whose particular duty is to defend herds from wolves and other predators.

Spanish Mastiff

2) Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog, commonly known as the Maremma Sheepdog or Abruzzese Sheepdog and Cane da Pastore Abruzzese or Pastore Abruzzese, is an Italian livestock guardian dog. Because of its large size and passive and gentle nature, it is often referred to as a “gentle giant.”

Maremma dogs
Maremma Sheepdog

3) Akbash Livestock Guard Dog

The Akbash is a traditional Turkish flock guardian dog from western Anatolia. Akbaş is Turkish for “white head.”


4) Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff, also known as the Mastn del Pirineo, is a huge livestock guardian dog from the autonomous community of Aragón in north-eastern Spain. It was originally used to guard flocks during the yearly transhumance to Pyrenean high summer pasture.

Pyrenean Mastiff

5) Kuvasz Livestock Guard Dog

The Kuvasz is a historic Hungarian flock guarding dog breed. They were originally royal guard dogs or livestock guard dogs, but have become more common in homes as pets during the last seventy years.


6) Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiffs are huge Tibetan dog breeds. Its double coat is medium to lengthy, temperature dependent, and comes in a broad range of colors.

Tibetan Mastiff

7) Illyrian Shepherd

The Šarplaninac, historically known as the Illyrian Shepherd Dog, is a livestock guardian dog breed. It is named after the Ar Mountains, a Balkan mountain range.

Illyrian Shepherd

8) Komondor Livestock Guard Dog

The Komondor, commonly known as the Hungarian sheepdog, is a huge, white-colored livestock guardian dog from Hungary with a long, corded coat.


9) Great Pyrenees

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, also known as the Patou in France, is a breed of livestock guardian dog. The breed originated on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains, which divide France and Spain.

Great Pyrenees

10) Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a livestock guardian dog, which means he is in charge of keeping an eye on a flock of helpless animals and safeguarding them from predators.

Anatolian Shepherd



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