The term - Watch Dog - means that the dog will alert the owner when something comes onto the property. So in that term, yes, the Newfoundland does make a good watch dog. My 5 Newfoundlands sure tell me if someone is coming up the drive-way. But the term - Guard Dog- refer's to a dog that will not allow anyone to come onto the property and use force, such as barking and biting. In that sense, the Newfoundland is not a good guard dog. Although the size of the dog alone will stop most intruder's, unless the Newfoundland feels that his/her owner is threatened, the dog should be gentle and friendly towards a stranger. The Newfoundland, however, can be trained like any other dog to stop people from coming onto your property, or to be aggressive towards people when you use a specific command, such as in personal protection dogs. But I do not recommend a Newfoundland if you want a P.P.D. Newfoundlands were not bred for P.P, they were bred for water rescue and to be a member of the family.
Answered by Anonymous - 4/29/2014 2:24:55 PM