I would like something that gets along with other animals. I did have a doberman but she passed away in August. I was thinking about getting another dog to guard the house but I have not decided what kind I want. I was thinking about a smaller dog this time.
German Shepherds and Schnauzers are both good dogs to have, good with kids but also intelligent and good protectors. There are other less common breeds that people use, but a lot of them were bred to protect yards, hunting grounds, or livestock, so many not be good without a large property.