12 Best Dogs for Home Security in India

With the crime rate skyrocketing, the need for a subservient and strong dog is also surging. With the right knowledge, one can buy themselves an apt dog that can help guard their house and protect the family members. 

So let’s have a look at 12 such guard dogs for home security in India.

1. Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff is a blend of bulldog and mastiff. The best of both. They love spending time with humans. Not only that, they can go to lengths to protect their owner and his family members.

A great dog to be a playmate for your little ones. When it comes to security, their bulky sturdy build is a testimony of their strength and protective nature.

But, like any other security dog, it needs proper guidance and training. The training must include positive reinforcement and realistic expectations for them to thrive and learn quicker.

Another caveat: they drool a lot. So not an ideal indoor dog for sure, but an amazing outdoor pal.


  • Breed: Bullmastiff
  • Origin: England
  • Weight: the male is 50–59 kg and the female is 45–54 kg
  • Height: the male is 25–27 inches and the female is 24–26 inches
  • Lifespan: 8–10 years
  • Celebrity owners: Legendary vocalist Bob Dylan, Movie star Marlon Brando.

Price in India: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000

2. Doberman Pinscher

It possesses a slender, tall, and athletic look which is enough to give any intruder chill to their bones. Rich in versatility, adaptive to all kinds of families (except the careless and cruel ones), and highly intelligent.

Although it has lots of good features, it’s not for everyone. What it requires is a patient owner who knows to train dogs without being harsh to them.

Also, they require physical activities on a regular basis. They are not lazy canines. Even after being an outgoing, fun dog, it tends to develop separation anxiety if left alone for way too long. The best thing about them is that they don’t shed much fur.


  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher
  • Origin: Germany
  • Weight: Male is around 34–45 kg and female is around 27–41 kg
  • Height: Male is about 12–14 inches and female is about 12–14 inches
  • Lifespan: 10–14 years

Price in India: Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000

3. German Shepherd

This loyal and confident dog is a perfect fit for a guard dog. And the cherry on the top is that they remain calm unless required otherwise.

Sporting a double coat, it is one of the most familiar dogs even to people who are not much into dogs. The outer coat is coarse with the inner one thick and soft.

Watch out, it is prone to shedding a lot. You need to brush its fur several times a week. And keep in mind socialise it with other animals and kids early on to make sure they are friendly and playful.


  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: Male is 24–26 inches and female is 22–24 inches
  • Weight: the male is 22–40 kg and the same for females
  • Lifespan: 7–10 years

Price of German Shepherd in India: ₹18,000 to ₹25,000

4. Boxer

If you are looking for a playful, enthusiastic, and protective canine then you got to get a boxer soon. It has got the perfect mixture of compassion for its owner and at the same time hostility for an unwanted person.

Known for craving attention and affection, this canine has endowed with a blunt muzzle. And, Fawn, bridle or white color coat. It persistently dislikes routine — surely an adventure-seeking creature. You got to keep it busy to elude it from boredom.

The perk of having it is that it doesn’t shed a lot. And, the thing to be wary of is — it is sensitive to hot temperatures.


  • Breed: Boxer
  • Height: Male is 22–25 inches and female is 11–24 inches
  • Weight: Male is 30–34 kg and female is 23–27 kg
  • Lifespan: 9–12 years

Price of Boxer in India: Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 60,000

5. Kuvasz

This dog is impressive in size and also carries the property of being agile. Also, It has a connection to Hungarian royalty. It is sensitive to its owner’s emotions which itself is a hallmark of its sharp intelligence.

Sports double coat with a large black nose and mouth. You got to teach it to look for you as it doesn’t learn that on its own. Needs mental stimulation every once in a while as they are slow to mature.

And, it sheds hair along with dirt. So don’t forget to brush its fur from time to time.


  • Breed: Kuvasz
  • Origin: Hungary
  • Height: Male is 28–30 inches and female is 26–28 inches
  • Weight: Male is 45–52 kg and female is 35–40 kg
  • Lifespan: 10–12 years

Price of Kuvasz in India: Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1,00,000.

6. Boerboel

Carrying a gentle demeanor, Boerboel will remain loyal to you till its last breath. Its broad and heavy stature can waver the ill intention of a thief or a burglar.

It comes in different colors: brindle, cream, and brown rust.

Though you must know — not every Boerboel is the ideal playmate for kids. It is not active all the time and also eats a lot. So gotta need a thick wallet to feed it.


  • Breed: Boerboel
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Height: 22 to 27 inches
  • Weight: 50 to 90 kg
  • Lifespan: 9 to 11 years

Price of Boerboel in India: Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1,20,000.

7. Akita Inu

Akita Inu is large, dignified, and has a glorious historical background. It has its root in Japan. Way long ago, it was famed for getting trained for bear hunts.

Apart from its grand stature, It is particularly fluffy with an overdose of cuteness. Has a fuzzy coat complementing its rounded frame.

It is also considered spiritual in Japan. The only thing to be wary of is it sheds a lot in summer. So requires extra grooming in those days.


  • Breed: Akita Inu
  • Origin: Japan
  • Height: 24–28 inches
  • Weight: 32–59 kg
  • Lifespan:10–15 years

Price in India: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80,000.

8. Cane Corso

This breed is as huge as it can get and as scary as it is needed to be. Clearly, not for first-time dog owners as it can only be properly managed by patient owners.

It is of Italian breed and has a long lineage as working dogs. It needs constant physical tasks. And, last but not the least, it doesn’t appreciate unfamiliarity much.

But if trained properly since childhood, it shines into the role of a brilliant security dog.


  • Breed: Cane Corso
  • Origin: Italy
  • Height: 24–27 inches
  • Weight: 40–50 kg
  • Lifespan: 10–12 years

Price in India: Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 90,000

9. Dogo Argentino

This dog really can be your security guard and a loving pal. It is athletic, courageous, and brimmed with a sense of duty.

It is the best hodgepodge of several other breeds. You can spot it from a distance because of its strong white coat.

And also it’s not that high maintenance when it comes to grooming.


  • Breed: Dogo Argentino
  • Origin: Argentina
  • Height: 24–27 inches
  • Weight: 36–45 kg
  • Lifespan: 10–18 years

Price in India: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 90,000

10. Rottweiler

Bring yourself a hard-working, loyal, and swift dog. Not only it is sturdy, but also endows a huge head that must have a big brain in it. Yeah, this dog is a fast learner.

It is adorned with rust markings on the face, chest, and legs. It loves to venture out for hiking and also can have a nice swim.

And on top of that, it doesn’t shed much except for in shedding season which rolls around twice a year.


  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: 24–27 inches
  • Weight: 43–59 kg
  • Lifespan: 9–10 years

Price of Rottweiler in India: Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000.

11. Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff is majestic to look at. It resembles a lion as it has got lion-like mane adorning its face.

Along with looking magnificent, its look also elicits words like cute because of its fuzzy and adorable nature. Most of the time, it remains aloof. It likes independence and is also not very fond of looking for directions.

Also, it learns new stuff with quite an ease but the only condition is it should be in the mood of doing so.


  • Breed: Tibetan Mastiff
  • Origin: Tibet
  • Height: 24–26 inches
  • Weight: 34–73 kg
  • Lifespan: 12–15 years

Pice of Tibetan Mastiff in India: Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1,00,000.

12. Giant schnauzer

If you are looking for a canine who doesn’t trail off his path when it chases a thief, then you should go for Giant Schnauzer. This canine has excellent prey drive.

It is majestic. It is tall. And it will make you proud. It sports a dense black coat. In some, it is a salt-pepper mix.

It is a minimal shedder animal which is good for people who have allergies to dogs’ fur.


  • Breed: Giant Schnauzer
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: 26–28 inches
  • Weight: 27–36 kg
  • Lifespan: 12–15 years

Price in India: Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 90,000.

So that’s it. You can go through any of these dogs and choose the most conducive one for you. Bear in mind – that the caveats come with some of these dogs. 

Isha has been a Dog Lover her entire life and has owned many dogs over the years. Her immense experience of raising and training dogs has helped thousands of dog owners take better care of their dogs.

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