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Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

This lovely creature is more like a little horse than a dog. Great Danes have a striking appearance. The temperament of this breed, not its size, makes it an excellent companion. 

Great Dane

Mastiffs are powerful, yet they are also kind and friendly. Keep a handkerchief handy to clean up their massive head slobber.


Leonbergers are big, friendly working dogs. This breed is known for its strong familial relationships and emotional intelligence.


Breeders mated the mastiff and bulldog in the mid-nineteenth century to generate a powerful poacher-deterrent. The modern bullmastiff is a devoted guard dog.


With their webbed feet and waterproof coats, they were excellent water dogs, assisting fisherman and rescuing drowning victims.


Saint Bernards are large dogs with big hearts who are used for search and rescue and as service animals. They're kind, loving, and terrific with children.

Saint Bernard

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a slobbery, attractive dog. This big dog with a big head is loyal and affectionate. It makes an excellent family guard dog. 

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Pyrenees are big and gentle mountains. This ancient breed protects cattle and homes. A breed that is active. This dog need consistent exercise and training to become obedient.

Great Pyrenees

Irish wolfhounds patrolled the countryside, battled, and hunted. Wolfhounds are generally kept as pets these days, although they still hunt and defend.

Irish Wolfhound

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