When it comes to home security, many people wonder if a dog actually has value for protecting their home. Ultimately, this depends on the breed of the dog as well as the size. For example, a small little poodle is not going to deter anyone from breaking into your home. A pitbull on the other hand will scare them away. Most burglars say they will always opt for a home where there is no barking. So any dog that barks can help deter a burglar.
- One published study showed that households with dogs experienced only slightly lower property crime rates.
- Some dog breeds aren’t big enough to be effective, while other breeds are too happy-go-lucky.
- The best breeds for home security include Boxers, Dobermans, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers.
“If the only requirement of your dog is that they bark to alert you when a stranger approaches the house, then most dogs will fit the bill, as they will generally make noise when anyone rings the doorbell or wanders around the outside of your house.”