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
Community Member
2 years 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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Lucia Ottingerová
Community Member
2 years ago

Cuteness attack!

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#3

Please, Beware Of Dog

Please, Beware Of Dog

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Anne
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

beware of the blep

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#5

Beware

Beware

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

the three stooges as dogs

Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't you mean the three doogies?

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Kristina Shchetinina
Community Member
2 years ago

hahah they are all doing an impression of Ed the hyena from Lion King XD

FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao when I saw the picture, I immediately thought of them XD

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Erica Lemieux
Community Member
2 years ago

These remind me of the hyenas in the lion king

Lauren Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like the 3 Hyenas from Lion King except they are all Ed

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
2 years ago

Remind me of the hyenas from lion king looking goofy

Kristin Cintra
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, they´re just considering for a moment how you would taste ;)

Peter Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

The hyenas from The Lion King.

Shannon Becker
Community Member
2 years ago

So cute, but thankfully if they don't know you, they will drop the head tilt pretty damn quick. ♥

Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Got treats?

Natters
Community Member
2 years ago

They don't agree with the sign.

Laura Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Come on in, see how harmless we look? (think he bought it?)

Harleen
Community Member
2 years ago

Could get licked to death!

AuntyJem
Community Member
2 years ago

Terrifyingly adorable!

Tyler Grimsrud
Community Member
2 years ago

The three lickatiers

Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Silliness abounds.

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

they look goofy and lovey but if they don't know a person I bet the situation changes

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 years ago

Strengers will be shredded, though.

Claire Thornley
Community Member
1 year ago

Trespassers will be licked.

David FItzpatrick
Community Member
1 year ago

AHH SO cUTE|! WHICH ONE TO PET FIRST?>?

Santana Shayne
Community Member
2 years ago

They remind me of the hyenas off the lion king lol

marnidarr
Community Member
2 years ago

The Trio Of Terror!

Felicity Rolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

L-R Banzai, Shenzi and Ed (hyenas from The Lion King) XD

Cindy Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

OMg I can't get over this picture. Beyond Cute!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

They are ready for fun !!!

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
2 years ago

its like the twins from the shining but triplets

Valerie Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

All I wanted was one picture without you kids acting like fools!

Janine Randall
Community Member
2 years ago

Those ears!

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
2 years ago

hahaha! This is Awesome!

Liz Hood
Community Member
2 years ago

I dare you! We'll just lick you to death! No biting--really!

Cheesecake Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh no, triple the cuteness!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 years ago

C3 (cute cubed).

Louise Brigance
Community Member
2 years ago

Just one? Do you get to pick which one to beware of?

Keys Jackson
Community Member
2 years ago

Did Bugs Bunny just hit them all on the head with a giant hammer?

Manel Dias
Community Member
2 years ago

Play some Music & they all will be your buddies...

Laura Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Watch out or you'll get licked to death!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

Because you may fall dead an hyperglycemia attack, so sweet

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
2 years ago

Beware of tipping dogs

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

Slobber-raptors

Sandy Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

Warning! Drowning by dog slobber!!

Angelina Bolanos
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like the album cover for the new boy band: bark, drool and lick, or bark182

Debra Davitt
Community Member
2 years ago

My mum's house looks like this too!

Megawizard 14
Community Member
2 years ago

yeah i wouldn't, I will pet them

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Beware of getting loved to death! Times 3!

Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

The Barx Brothers.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
2 years ago

Idk from that angle they look like they’re deciding which are your tasty bits. That’s why I always make vacuum noises if approached by unknown dogs

KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

My heart has just melted! I love these dogs.

Karolína T.
Community Member
2 years ago

Beware of dogs or you gonna die from laugh

paulo marreco
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that you, Cerberus?

dismas666
Community Member
2 years ago

*doggo casts mirror image*

jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, gosh, that is the sweetest pic!

A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

Their faces are almost at husky-levels of derp :D

Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

They're trying to figure out who's a good boi!

I HAD A GRAT TIM
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh god...I’m scared 😅

ゾーイドレーガー
Community Member
2 years ago

i love your username! hqdefault-...99c747.jpg hqdefault-5cdf24799c747.jpg

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FluffyxPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

The 2 dogs at the side look creepy o.O

David Glover
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2 years ago

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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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

such scare so beware dogge!

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#16

Meck-Pomm 2018

Meck-Pomm 2018

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like the friendliest dog ever

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#17

Beware Of Dog (Because She Is So Vicious)

Beware Of Dog (Because She Is So Vicious)

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

She's such a cutie

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#18

Putting Her Scariest Faces On

Putting Her Scariest Faces On

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years 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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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

Beware, laziness can be contagious!

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#20

Beware Of Dog

Beware Of Dog

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Bengu Taskesen
Community Member
2 years ago

He (she?) deserves attention ❤

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

Her fur is so preeetttyyy

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#22

Very Scary Dog

Very Scary Dog

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Boxers are jokers

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#23

Keep Out. Beware Of Dog

Keep Out. Beware Of Dog

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

*pose*

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#27

Very Risky...

Very Risky...

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG Cute! Looks like a Flapjack character

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#28

False Advertising

False Advertising

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Her calve-bite is notorious.

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#30

Oh Yes... Beware

Oh Yes... Beware

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Norman van Druten
Community Member
2 years ago

Wouldn't dare go near that place.

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