Top Large Dog Breeds
Though they may require more food, need more active attention, and take up more space, a large dog might be exactly what your family needs! The large dog category typically includes breeds that weigh in over 50 pounds. These big buddies love playing and exercising outdoors, bonding with their owners, and protecting their home and humans.
We’ve compiled a list of top large dog breeds to help you decide on your perfect pup!
These guys thrive in a pack, whether it’s with humans or other dogs! Huskies are energetic and playful, but it’s their sweet personalities that make them one of the most popular breeds. Oh – and who can ignore those beautiful eyes?
According to PetMD, the German Shephard is “one of the most well-rounded pets out there.” They are loyal, intelligent, and protective which makes them the perfect pick for service roles. If you’re looking for a companion who thrives best when trained and longs to bond with you and your family, then look no further.
The Collie is the perfect large breed for a family looking for a dog who’s equally fearless and gentle. They are very intelligent and refrain from aggression unless a part of the family is in danger. As portrayed in the movie “Lassie” these sweet pups definitely have a hero’s heart and live to please.
German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP)
Looking for an athletic breed who excels in outdoor sports? The GSP is a perfect candidate! Though they are a bit willful and require purposeful attention in exerting energy, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a great option for those looking for an outdoor companion.
Not also did this breed claim a top spot in our list of Best Dogs for Kids and Families, but the Lab has claimed the #1 spot with AKC for over 18 years. I think it’s safe to say that this breed would be the excellent addition to any family looking to add a friendly, service oriented, outdoor loving, intelligent companion.
Also earning a spot in our list of Best Dogs for Kids and Families is the Golden Retriever. They are a top favorite among large breeds for their kind spirit not only to their owners but also to strangers. With smarts matched only by their gorgeous coats, Goldens are a competitive big pup pick!
Bernese Mountain Dog
This Swiss breed has so much to offer! They are great with kids, fare perfectly in cold climates, and love the outdoors. Bernese Mountain Dogs are the perfect addition to a family looking for an affectionate cuddle bug wrapped in a stately, protective exterior.
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