List of Excellent Small Watchdogs

This is a list of the best-of-the-best small watchdogs. These dogs are very alert breeds who will bark up a storm with the presence of a stranger on their turf!

Note: these dogs are NOT guard dogs: they are watchdogs. A watchdog is different to a guard dog. A watchdog barks to raise the alarm. His job is to warn you when a stranger is on your property. On the other hand, a guard dog is a dog that actually attacks or simply looks intimidating to scare intruders away. None of the small breeds below are guard dogs, they just aren't big enough and scary enough.

So don't confuse the two--the list below is a list of the best small watchdogs.