Also known as the ‘Dutch Barge Dog’, this breed was developed in Holland as a watchdog. Their loud and stern bark helps them to keep the thieves away. However, their excessive barking can be problematic if you live in an apartment.
Kerry Blue Terrier
These dogs originated from Southwest Ireland and were bred as farm dogs. Kerry Blue Terriers are brave and extremely protective of their owners. This makes them an ideal choice to serve as guard dogs.
This Hungarian breed is pronounced as Koo-vazz and was originally developed as a guard dog around livestock. Nowadays, they are considered excellent companions because of their patient, loyal, and protective nature. A Kuvasz has a sensitive nature and it can’t tolerate loneliness.
This breed also comes from Hungary and was developed to guard flocks of sheep. This is the reason why Komondors are also known as the Hungarian sheepdogs. They proved to be an excellent pet choice because of their calm and quiet temperament. However, they can become very furious if they sense danger.
This breed came into being by the crossbreeding of German Shepherds and Shiloh Shepherds, in the United States. Although they are very protective and loyal, these canines are not suitable for people with small houses. This is because they have high energy needs and need a lot of space to run around.
Kangal Shepherd Dog
This breed was originally bred in Turkey for protecting herds of sheep. These dogs are named after their native town, Kangal. They are intelligent, gentle, and very affectionate, especially with children. Thanks to their protective nature and sound reflexes, they have proved themselves to be excellent guardians of their families.
This dog was bred for hunting and has some sharp skills to meet the purpose. Korean Jindos love to be with their owners and are remarkably loyal and affectionate pets. These dogs are very intelligent and are ONLY suitable for experienced owners due to their independent nature.
Karelian Bear Dog
The most popular breed, Karjalankarhukoira, in Finland was bred as a hunting dog. These pups have some amazing skills because they have dealt with large species, like bears, boars, and elk. They are loyal, courageous, intelligent, and can be calm if you can fulfill their exercise needs.
This breed is of Japanese origin and was developed for hunting purposes in mountainous areas. This dog is now a popular pet in Japan due to its loyalty. Kishus need some training to be deployed as pets. Therefore, they are NOT suitable recommended for novice owners.
This Irish dog is very energetic, quick, and gentle. Kerry Beagles love social interactions and are very fond of family life. However, they are NOT suitable for families that are living in small apartments.
This Australian breed was known as a herding dog in ancient times. The popular choice of homeland is very intelligent and gentle. Koolies love to be with humans and are very affectionate with their people. They make a close bond with family, including other pets.
This breed was developed in Germany just after World War II. They were bred as humble and loving companions and Kromfohrlanders have lived up to the expectations. These pooches have an easy-going nature that makes them fit for every household.
This breed is of Indian background and is well known for its loyalty, intelligence, and calm temperament. Kukkals are an excellent companion dog and are affectionate with children. Despite their active nature, they are also comfortable in small apartments.
This dog from Slovenia was developed for guarding farms and herds. They have an exceptional tendency to walk for hours. Therefore, Karsht Shepherds exhibit high exercise needs and can act as efficient watchdogs and guard dogs.
The Kyi-Leo came into existence as a result of an accidental crossbreeding between the Maltese and Lhasa Apso. Also called the Maltese Lion Dogs, these pups are naturally social, alert, and friendly. They are equally compatible with families living with or without yards.
This striped breed from Japan is often nicknamed as the Tiger Dog. Kai Kens are loyal and affectionate, but they can develop negative behavior if their exercise needs are not fulfilled. They are not suitable for new dog parents because they are difficult to train.
As the name suggests, this breed from India is blessed with a pure heart and is a very loyal creature. Kannis are active and athletic dogs that are particularly suitable for active youngsters. They have a never-ending supply of energy and need a backyard to burn it.
This independent and intelligent breed was developed in Pennsylvania as a working dog. It enjoys the nickname of ‘Wolf-dog’ and can be quite aggressive if proper training is NOT given. Although they make good pets, Kugshas don’t prefer to stay alone for a long time.
This breed of Bulgarian origin was traditionally used to protect livestock. Karakachans are affectionate and make a strong bond with their owners. They have a cautious temperament and can attack or bark when introduced to new people.
Kintamanis were originally developed in Indonesia as guard dogs. They have exceptional swimming skills and can become very aggressive if they find any intuition. The loving breed develops a caring bond with its owner.
This spaniel dog was originally bred for hunting purposes. These pooches are very agile and have some impressive sporty skills. They are ideal workout partners for active people because Kooikerhondjes have intense exercise needs.
The Greek breed was created as a domestic pet. They are fearless, alert, and have all the ingredients to be an exceptional watchdog. Pet lovers enjoy the company of this animal and always appreciate the lively nature of the breed.
This breed from England is a hybrid of Cocker Spaniel and the Tibetian Terrier. They are very adorable and receive plenty of love and attention from the owners. Kobetans are loyal, attentive, and loves to be with humans.
This breed was developed in India and is named after its native town Kombai, in Tamil Nadu. These canines were initially bred as hunting dogs, but they have also done well as guard dogs and pets. Their overprotective nature can result in aggression and therefore, Kombais are not suitable for families with small children.
A mix of Cairn Terrier and the Bichon Frise that was developed to control pests on farms. Also known as Bairn, this is a clever and adaptable canine that can also adapt to apartment life.