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Top Guard Dog Breeds in Sri Lanka

There are many guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka. Some of which can be found easily, and others more scarcely. What’s special about guard dogs is that they’re trained to stay vigilant and protect households and people while other dog breeds are mostly adopted as pets. You can find guard dogs to protect your family and home, while also receiving love and care from them, as you would from any other pet. In this post, we will discuss guard dogs by breed and explore where you can find these puppies for sale and adoption in Sri Lanka. 

Guard dog breeds and prices 

BreedPrice range (LKR)*
German Shepherd20,000 – 55,000
Rottweiler40,000 – 90,000
Great Dane 30,000 – 70,000
Doberman Pinscher20,000 – 40,000
Bullmastiff55,000 – 80,000
Golden Retriever40,000 – 90,000
Cane Corso150,000 – 550,000
Cocker Spaniel20,000 – 35,000
Rhodesian Ridgeback20,000 – 40,000

*Prices are an approximation and subject to change

1. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are intelligent dogs with quick reflexes and good strength. They are excellent guard dogs for safety. Out of the guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka, German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds as they are caring and vigilant at the same time. Sri Lanka Police uses German Shepherds in many operations as well. German Shepherd price in Sri Lanka falls between LKR 20,000 to LKR 55,000. You can find German Shepherds for sale at pet shops or the Animals & Pets section on ikman.

2. Rottweiler

Rottweilers are another one of the popular guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka. Their looks can be quite ferocious and threatening, therefore these dogs serve well for safety in households or commercial properties. Rottweilers cannot be easily tamed, and have to be well trained. They have a very powerful bite force, which makes them ideal as police dogs as well. As they possess an intense energy level, they need exercise and mental stimulation on a regular basis. Rottweiler price Sri Lanka varies from LKR 40,000 to LKR 90,000. Rottweilers for sale can be found at many pet shops in Sri Lanka as well as on ikman.

3. Great Dane

Great Danes are usually quite large in appearance, and they even hold some Guinness records for their height and size. They have a calm, composed and friendly nature at most times, but can be aggressive if they sense danger. Because of this, they are excellent guard dogs to protect your family and home. Great Danes are safe to keep around children due to their caring nature, however, training and exercises are a must for these creatures. Great Dane price in Sri Lanka is around LKR 30,000 to 70,000. 

4. Doberman Pinscher

Dobermans are medium to large-sized domestic dogs and they are highly intelligent. They are an athletic breed that requires a lot of training and exercise to stay in good shape. Dobermans can run at incredibly high speeds, which means they can outrun your enemies too. One of the most popular guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka, they can be affectionate and protective – the best of both worlds. They are emotionally intelligent and known as the fifth smartest dog breed in the world. You can find Doberman puppies from various pet shops in Sri Lanka or use the ikman pets section to find one. Doberman price in Sri Lanka ranges between LKR 20,000 to 40,000. 

5. Bullmastiff

Originally built as watchdogs for gamekeepers and poachers, bullmastiffs are companionable dogs large in size. They are silent in comparison to other guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka. They are massive in size and carry immense strength, which makes them ahead of the intruders. This breed is quite loyal and protective, and they seek care and attention, as well as some regular exercise. Even though bullmastiffs are enormous in size, they’re still fast enough to pass as one of the best guard dog breeds. Bullmastiff price in Sri Lanka ranges from LKR 55,000 to 95,000. 

6. Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are a crowd favorite. Although many would claim golden retrievers to be friendly in nature and peg them as just pets, these can also be trained as guard dogs. Golden retrievers are loyal, dependable, and caring creatures that heavily rely on human affection. Training them to sense and chase away intruders is not difficult though, as their aggressive nature surfaces naturally when they sense a threat to their loved ones. These mid to large-sized dogs need regular maintenance and exercise to stay in good shape. Golden Retriever price in Sri Lanka for the puppies ranges between LKR 45,000 and 95,000, and in some cases, can even exceed this range. 

7. Cane Corso

The Cane Corso breed might not be as popular or well-known as other guard dog breeds, but they’re surely good at what they do. The word ‘Cane Corso’ in Latin translates to bodyguard-dog. Their huge and ferocious appearance itself can drive the intruders away, and their strength and speed also contribute largely when you choose a guard dog to protect your family and home. Meanwhile, they are intelligent creatures who crave affection and attention, and a good amount of exercise. Cane Corso price in Sri Lanka ranges between LKR 150,000 and 550,000 and even above depending on their growth and pedigree. 

8. Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are quite unimaginable as guard dogs due to their darling nature and compact size. They have endearing eyes, a shiny coat of fur, and long ears that make them look adorable. However, at times when their guardian or loved ones are at risk, the Cocker Ppaniel does not hesitate to become the opposite. Their barks, bites and speed put them ahead of their enemies. Cocker Spaniels require thorough maintenance as they shed a lot of fur and tend to get sick relatively often. Regular exercise and grooming are necessary to keep them in shape. Cocker spaniel price in Sri Lanka varies between LKR 20,000 to LKR 35,000. You can easily find many cocker spaniels for sale on ikman

9. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are large in size and look ferocious, easily scaring strangers and intruders away. While they can also be ideal pets for family, they are primarily excellent as guard dogs. Ridgebacks are one of the most popular guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka. Sometimes, humans use Ridgebacks as hunting dogs as well, which comes in handy for the Police and special forces. You can find Rhodesian Ridgebacks for sale on ikman’s pets section with ease. Rhodesian Ridgeback price in Sri Lanka varies between LKR 20,000 to LKR 40,000. 

Final Words

So there you have it – the top guard dog breeds in Sri Lanka. These breeds vary in price and characteristics, so make sure you pick the right one, based on your unique needs and domestic / corporate situation. Some of the dog breeds mentioned in this post are in fact among the most popular dog breeds in Sri Lanka. Stay tuned for more paw-some insights on pets in due course!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Top Guard Dog Breeds in Sri Lanka


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