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
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Lil Bare
Community Member
1 year ago

Step on what ?

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boredhuman
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol, i had to look twice to find the dog in question.

A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

More like "be aware of the dog, so you don't squish it"

FatBaby
Community Member
1 year ago

Chihuahuas are a force to be reckoned with...BeWaRe. DOn't be fooled by the cuteness

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe there is another dog behind the gate somewhere.

David Glover
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

He is so tiny

Luna Lovegood
Community Member
1 year ago

I almost didn't see it! Look for tiny chihuahua.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Beware me walking right through these bars.

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

It actually translate to "Careful with the dog".

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
1 year ago

Wat dog? *looks around* BORK BORK! me: ohhhhhh uh hi

SupriyaG
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Ohh god. You mean "Beware of the cuteness".

-
Community Member
1 year ago

We have the same kinda thing. 2 tiny, adorable dogs that think they're all powerful!

R john
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Honey I have shrunk our boxer!

Jon Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

hey perro chico, tú ladras mucho?

Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

They forgot to add that the dog shown on the sign is actual size

Tyler Grimsrud
Community Member
1 year ago

HMM I'm not sure if that qualifies

Margie S.
Community Member
1 year ago

It's always the little ones. ;)

Laura Zaini
Community Member
1 year ago

do you see any d...ah no, there it is :)

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

I think he will swiftly get the dog on the sign if you step just a bit closer.

Aleksey Elfstrom
Community Member
6 months ago

chihuahuas are terifying

Karleen McNichols
Community Member
6 months ago

You made our day, we laughed so hard!🤣😂👍😡

Linda Robinett
Community Member
1 year ago

Little guy.

Rikke Hackner
Community Member
1 year ago

Where is the zoom button!???

Fred Burrows
Community Member
1 year ago

He is a boxer though . A Bantam weight .

Laura Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

The sign should read, Watch Your Ankles!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

Where... Oh.

bpanther
Community Member
1 year ago

Muchu muchu muchu...

•DepoCatoes
Community Member
1 year ago

this one, try it, just for making sure

Sans
Community Member
1 year ago

the sign says Careful with the dog so yea BE CAREFUL (and yes I am a mexican)

Jorge Medina [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 year ago

Funny

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
1 year ago

Chihuahuas can be fairly feisty when they want to be.

Debra Davitt
Community Member
1 year ago

Really he's a monster

Noopur Mishra
Community Member
1 year ago

Trust me, that chihuahua IS vicious because all chihuahuas are vicious! Still I would pet him even at the cost of getting mauled ❤️😌

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

You can't fool me, that's a hamster!

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

I hear those little guys can be quite vicious.

Zaheen Muhammad
Community Member
1 year ago

Tiny boop.. Pocket size pupper.. In love..

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

He's just a decoy lol

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

you never know what might be behind that little dog.

Sharon Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell yeah beware . . . it's a chihuahua. They ARE watchdoggo supremo!

Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah man, he's the decoy. The real dog is waiting for you to laugh.

Rachid Sehim
Community Member
1 year ago

don' t step on it

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 year ago

Cuidado con los gatitos pequeños! :p

Katelynn Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

It could fit through the fence...

LoneWolfie
Community Member
1 year ago

What dog?

Mia Maya
Community Member
1 year ago

Canthat dog fir through the bars?

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably under the gate as well.. 😂😂😂

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Margie S.
Community Member
1 year ago

Death from the ankles down.

avery31415
Community Member
1 month ago

That thing is TINY

Elida Lechuga
Community Member
6 months ago

It's the little ones that I'm scared of.

David FItzpatrick
Community Member
9 months ago

YOU BE SURPRISED! Them Chihuahuas are FIERCE!

Albert G. Fernández
Community Member
1 year ago

You may think that it's a joke, but that chihuahua ain't fooling around.

Kasandra Maidmentt
Community Member
1 year ago

He might rip your shins.

Mrta Brzoza
Community Member
1 year ago

"cuidar" means also "to take care of" so it might as well be "mind the dog" 😁

Mrta Brzoza
Community Member
1 year ago

Cuidar means also"to take care of"so..

Louisa Howarth
Community Member
1 year ago

Those things can rip your throat out if provoked 😂😂

marnidarr
Community Member
1 year ago

They took it literally and got a dog the same size as the one on the sign.

Emilee Hubbard
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like he could hop right out of that gate

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 year ago

*squints hard* ohhh...awww

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

I needed the laughter, thanks, I could put the pup in my pocket, and be gone !!!

pony33
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, don t run it over... It would create a red ink spot

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

I had to look twice!

Audrey G Barachina
Community Member
1 year ago

AWW SO CUTE

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

A dog ???

Liz Hood
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute!

Cheesecake Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

I seriously didn't see for a minute.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

Original Ancient Roman "Cave canem" was meant for Roman greyhounds, 10 inches tall and favourite pets of Roman aristochracy.

Scqrr
Community Member
1 year ago

Beware of its Mother!!

Louise Brigance
Community Member
1 year ago

Protect your..ah, ah, toes?

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

There could always be a large dog in the background just watching.....

Sandra Luz
Community Member
1 year ago

Perrito. 😁

Christina Palmer
Community Member
1 year ago

SO TINY! 😁

Manel Dias
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh yeah no one should go close to him, it's highly likely he will get into your ear canal & disappear.

Mari Bryant
Community Member
1 year ago

He's so widdle.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

little one are the fierce

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

Owner with astigmatic vision?

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

What dog? I see no dog...

Karen Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahahaha!

seriously tho
Community Member
1 year ago

the sign: boxer Reality: a cute chihuahua

Tralee Aylett
Community Member
1 year ago

Trip hazard more than anything

HelloGoodbye
Community Member
1 year ago

I showed this to my Mum and she had to put on both of her pairs of glasses to see it, lol

Brodie
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m more scared of those dogs than “scary” dogs

Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 year ago

Dog or rat, lol!! Cute little guy though - watch out for your ankles!

M.A.D.
Community Member
1 year ago

The only thing this photo is missing is a severed arm.

Shadow
Community Member
1 year ago

He’ll jump out of it

i0ana
Community Member
1 year ago

He shrinked 😅😅😅😅

jarabelero@gmail.com
Community Member
1 year ago

¡Ay Chihuahua!

Brittany Sandlin
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg so freaking cute!

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

I can’t read Mexican

@the_bookworm
Community Member
1 year ago

lol

dev mehta
Community Member
1 year ago

Yo quiero Taco Bell ?

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHAHA

ptm45
Community Member
1 year ago

WARNING: Bring magnifying glass

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

At first I thought the car was the "dog" in question. Then I actually saw the dog--and awed!

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
1 year ago

ew...

Enzo
Community Member
1 year ago

not a dog its a rat

The Dutches
Community Member
1 year ago

Seize isn't everything.

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what she said.

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Minnie-me
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1 year ago

correction: "beware of rat"

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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
1 year ago

beware of the blep

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#5

Beware

Beware

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

such scare so beware dogge!

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#16

Meck-Pomm 2018

Meck-Pomm 2018

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Her fur is so preeetttyyy

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#22

Very Scary Dog

Very Scary Dog

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

*pose*

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#27

Very Risky...

Very Risky...

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Wouldn't dare go near that place.

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