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

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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!!!!

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

Shepherd ears! They grow into them.

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Bonus Pandas
Community Member
2 years ago

Scooby dooby doo

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait 'til she switches to Flight Mode and chases you down from above!

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

That fence doesn't look very effective!

ゾーイドレーガー
Community Member
2 years ago

me after a day of school

Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

If Dumbo was a dog.

Minnie-me
Community Member
2 years ago

na na na na na na na bat dog!

Ruth Hadden
Community Member
2 years ago

The Ears are special

Laura Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my, those ears! :)

Yeetus Deletus
Community Member
2 years ago

Baby German Shepherd ears, that's what they are! They grow into them eventually, kind of like human eyes. That's why babies seem to have such large eyes for their bodies, our eyes don't grow at all!

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Schrödinger's Dog
Community Member
2 years ago

HUMAN used GATE!!! It's not very effective...PUPPER's SPEED rose!

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
2 years ago

What a pair of amazing lugs lol

Harleen
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not the dog you should beware of, it's her yodeling

sequoia hawes
Community Member
2 years ago

what kind?

sequoia hawes
Community Member
2 years ago

what kind is she?

Hisseefit
Community Member
2 years ago

She's a German Shepherd puppy

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AuntyJem
Community Member
2 years ago

The ears! Omg so cute!

A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

She's squinting like "damn, honey, what are the gas prices? Can you read it from here?"

Im a cat mew
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol

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KT Pinto
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe they mean her big brother in the background.

Cindy Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

Just love her!

George Young
Community Member
2 years ago

It need to be two parts. “She hears everything”

Jennifer Brekke
Community Member
2 years ago

Mid-sneeze!

Nancy Bernard
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like she is about to take off and fly, Dumbo the Elephant reincarnated into an adorable German Shepherd!

Valerie Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Those ears get 57 different channels

Liz Hood
Community Member
2 years ago

There is one behind her that is bigger! Watch out!

Teresa Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

Someday these ears will grow a dog.

Batwench
Community Member
2 years ago

If she grows into those ears she will be huge and cute

R john
Community Member
2 years ago

Even she is laughing at the sign!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

But she is not alone..........

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
2 years ago

That gate cannot hold her

Sandy Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy cow, she has built-in radar! She must be protecting the dog behind her.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually do not touch hurt this dog because daddy is right behind and will take you on. I had three dogs. One was very friendly until you touched his mate, then you would have a heart attack because this boy, Mastive, mix would get into your face and from the back of him it sounds like your face is being ripped off. The Third dog would grab your wrist and pull you to the ground. When I would yell at them to stop. You wouldn't even be wet except your pants. I loved those dogs, they protected my girls and me the same way. Do not touch my family. The little lady dog that started it all was a rescue that had been abused. All three were rescued but the little lady was even special to them.

LoneWolfie
Community Member
2 years ago

so smiley!!!!!!!!

Armando Garcia
Community Member
2 years ago

Its stuck

Yeetus Deletus
Community Member
2 years ago

i don't like it when comments are downvoted for no reason :( i don't understand people sometimes! i hope you have a great day (btw i upvoted for you so it wouldn't be negative anymore)!

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 years ago

Silly boye

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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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