Dogs can serve as adorable hosts, greeting whoever with wagging tails and excited licks - however, in some cases they provide their owners with the exact opposite service as guard dogs. To ward off unwanted strangers many people will hang up the dreaded 'BEWARE OF DOG' sign to let people know that it would be in their best interest to keep on moving, and it can be very effective.

Well, nothing destroys this menacing warning sign like a friendly, exuberant dog posed next to it and as you will see in the list below many of these 'guard dogs' didn't seem to get the message. Big and small breeds, the canines in this Bored Panda collection are better suited for the welcome community. Scroll down below to check out these adorably hilarious images and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

Beware Of The Dog

Beware Of The Dog

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Hans 2 months ago

"mad dog" just became real

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The ancient Greeks, Babylonians and Assyrians were the first cultures to use dogs as a form of protection. From then on humans have bred dogs specifically as guard dogs. In 1899 German Shepherds were named the original "watch dogs" and have held the title into today. Around the beginning of the 20th century, this breed began to be employed by police departments and the military.

#2

I Think I'll Take My Chances

I Think I'll Take My Chances

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Hope Floats 2 months ago

Oh my god, he's such a cutie! ( I think he'd attract more people then keep out!! ).

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#3

Please, Beware Of Dog

Please, Beware Of Dog

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Anne 2 months ago

Well, duh.. you may step on it if not warned..

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So how effective are these guard dogs anyway? Well they can actual provide a strong defense even without attacking. It has been reported that 65% of convicted criminals confirmed that the presence of a large and intimidating animal would be enough to scare them off. This proves that having a well-trained guard dog can provide your home with an extra line of defense.

#4

Beware Of The Dog

Beware Of The Dog

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nanashi 2 months ago

beware of the blep

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#5

Beware

Beware

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

When you go shopping with you mom and you think you grown

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There is not just one classification of "guard dog," so it is important to assess your needs when picking the right pooch. There are watch dogs, guard dogs, protection dogs and livestock guard dogs. Guard dog breeds are trained to pin down any perceived threat when commanded. These dogs can apply up to 750 pounds of pressure into a single bite and tear through both muscles and tendons - which has earned them the other title of “Kill Dogs.” While aggressive to strangers they are gentle and loving towards their families. These breeds include: Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, and American Pit Bull Terrier.

#6

Not Entirely Sure What I Need To Beware Of Exactly?

Not Entirely Sure What I Need To Beware Of Exactly?

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MagicalUnicorn 2 months ago

beware of request to pet

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#7

No... Open The Gate, Please

No... Open The Gate, Please

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

but that face....

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Unlike guard dogs, watch dogs are not trained to attack intruders but rather alert their owners of any unfamiliar presence that is spotted on their property. Even without attacking they are intimidating, as their warnings can include terrifying snarls. These dogs are good for families due to their non-aggressive nature. Watch dog breeds include: Cairn Terrier, Akita, Schipperke, Miniature Pinscher and Airedale Terrier.

#8

Yeah... I Wouldn't

Yeah... I Wouldn't

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

the three stooges as dogs

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#9

This Gorgeous Girl Lives In My Neighbor’s Front Yard With A Huge “Beware Of Dog” Sign. The Only Thing I Have To Beware Of Is Spending Hours Petting Her

This Gorgeous Girl Lives In My Neighbor’s Front Yard With A Huge “Beware Of Dog” Sign. The Only Thing I Have To Beware Of Is Spending Hours Petting Her

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Mewton’s Third Paw 2 months ago

I’d pet her too!

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Protection dogs and livestock guard dogs are breeds that possess combined traits of the other forms. Protection dogs are a mix of a watch dog and guard dogs. They can be trained to attack intruders, however it does not come as naturally to them. Protection dog breeds include: Great Dane and Giant Schnauzer.

Livestock guard dogs on the other hand can be trained to perform the duties of all three of the other classifications. These dogs are alert, attentive and intelligent and thrive in rural areas. Livestock guard dog breeds include: Anatolian Shepherd, Estrela Mountain Dog, and Komondor.

#10

Mom Put This Sign On Our Gate, Dad Said It's False Advertising. Look At Me, Would I Not Put Fear In The Heart Of Anyone Who Tried To Enter?

Mom Put This Sign On Our Gate, Dad Said It's False Advertising. Look At Me, Would I Not Put Fear In The Heart Of Anyone Who Tried To Enter?

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Natters 2 months ago

Fear of melting into a puddle of happiness upon sight.

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#11

Beware Of This Cutie

Beware Of This Cutie

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Hans 2 months ago

You might stop and adore for a while and miss an appointment!

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#12

The Ferocious Lucy!!

The Ferocious Lucy!!

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Miri Lee 2 months ago

That smile!!

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#13

Beware Of Dogs. You Have Been Warned. Not Responsible For Injury Or Death

Beware Of Dogs. You Have Been Warned. Not Responsible For Injury Or Death

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RaroaRaroa 2 months ago

I can see how an injury could happen. Tripping over myself rushing to give them pats.

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#14

Beware Of The Dog

Beware Of The Dog

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

Perhaps he is standing on another dog...

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#15

He Was A Feisty One! Undid My Shoelaces A Few Times

He Was A Feisty One! Undid My Shoelaces A Few Times

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Magic567 2 months ago

such scare so beware dogge!

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#16

Beware Of Dog (Because She Is So Vicious)

Beware Of Dog (Because She Is So Vicious)

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Kaisu 2 months ago

She's such a cutie

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#17

Meck-Pomm 2018

Meck-Pomm 2018

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Kaisu 2 months ago

This looks like the friendliest dog ever

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#18

Putting Her Scariest Faces On

Putting Her Scariest Faces On

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Can this gate hold the dog though, looks like it could easily jump over it and attack you with hugs and kisses

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#19

Beware Of Dog

Beware Of Dog

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Bengu Taskesen 2 months ago

He (she?) deserves attention ❤

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#20

Beware Of Dog

Beware Of Dog

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Phoebe Bean 2 months ago

Beware, laziness can be contagious!

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#21

Watch Out Everypawdy, I Is Very Scary

Watch Out Everypawdy, I Is Very Scary

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Mewton’s Third Paw 2 months ago

Her fur is so preeetttyyy

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#22

Very Scary Dog

Very Scary Dog

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

Boxers are jokers

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#23

Keep Out. Beware Of Dog

Keep Out. Beware Of Dog

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Kaisu 2 months ago

To be fair, chihuahuas can be kind of vicious, though this one looks very friendly and cute in their lil sweater

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#24

"Oh, Hey Burgler, Let's Be Friends! Wanna See Where We Keep The Jewels?"

"Oh, Hey Burgler, Let's Be Friends! Wanna See Where We Keep The Jewels?"

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Mewton’s Third Paw 2 months ago

Wilson finally shows his face! And it’s adorable.

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#25

Seriously. She’s Super Scary

Seriously. She’s Super Scary

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Look at the ears on this gal!!!!

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#26

Dear Mailperson, I Think There's A Mean Dog Somewhere In This Yard Because The Sign Says Beware But I Haven't Seen Them Yet.

Dear Mailperson, I Think There's A Mean Dog Somewhere In This Yard Because The Sign Says Beware But I Haven't Seen Them Yet.

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Magic567 2 months ago

*pose*

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#27

Very Risky...

Very Risky...

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Mewton’s Third Paw 2 months ago

OMG Cute! Looks like a Flapjack character

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#28

False Advertising

False Advertising

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Daria B 2 months ago

Sign says "I'm the one guarding this place"

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#29

No Squirrel Is Safe

No Squirrel Is Safe

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Hans 2 months ago

Her calve-bite is notorious.

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#30

Oh Yes... Beware

Oh Yes... Beware

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Norman van Druten 2 months ago

Wouldn't dare go near that place.

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