Updated on February 3, 2023

Are Huskies Good Guard Dogs? (Honest Answer!)

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Are Huskies good guard dogs?

One of the most common questions is whether or not huskies make good guard dogs. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. While some huskies have the instinct to protect their home and family, others couldn’t care less about strangers.

Considering huskies generally aren’t dangerous and not very aggressive towards strangers, I personally don’t think they would make good guard dogs. However, because huskies can sense your emotions, if someone broke into your home while you were there, your husky would know you are scared and almost certainly protect you and your home.

So, they could be great guard dogs, but only when you are home. Bad guard dogs if no one is home but them.

Protective Personality

It all depends on the individual husky’s personality. Some huskies are naturally suspicious of strangers and will bark at anyone who comes near the house. Other huskies are friendly and outgoing, and will greet everyone with a wagging tail.

If you’re considering getting a husky as a guard dog, it’s important to do your research and meet with a variety of different dog breeders to see which one would be the best fit for your family.

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Prey Drive

Huskies have a strong prey drive. This means that they may chase after small animals or even humans, especially if they feel threatened.

While this can be helpful in deterring burglars, it can also be dangerous if the dog mistakes a family member or friend for an intruder.

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Escape Artists

Another potential downside to having a husky as a guard dog is that they are notorious escape artists. So even if you have a break-in, your husky probably won’t even be home.

And if they are home, once the burglar opens the door, your husky will be thinking, ‘Yes! Now is my chance to escape!!, and bolt straight past the burglar.

Watch our video to learn if Huskies are good guard dogs.

Final Thoughts

Overall, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to whether or not huskies make good guard dogs. It really depends on the individual dog’s personality and temperament.

If you’re considering getting a husky as a guard dog, be sure to do your research and meet with a variety of different dog breeders before making your decision.

If having a guard dog is important to you, I would consider getting a different breed.

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