Small Dog Breeds > Watch Dogs

What Exactly Is a Watch Dog?

You may be thinking how can a small dog be a good watch dog? If that's the case, you're probably confusing a guard dog with a watch dog. Watch dogs merely alert their owners to strangers in their environment by barking. While a small watch dog won't be able to immobilize an intruder or attacker, they'll give you a heads up and time to call the police if necessary.