Who said that giant dogs are not as popular as small dogs?. There is a group of large dog breeds, specifically Giant Dogs that are gaining popularity at a fast pace. Their presence is intimidating, but their temperament is suitable for the family.
These 5 breeds have certain characteristics in common that are key to their popularity, they are:
- Patient with children
- Affectionate with his familiy
If you are interested in taking home a giant dog, you have 5 options to choose from. Here we go!.
- Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, known as the Swissy, is calm, affectionate with his family, peaceful and intelligent. This breed can perform various activities such as: carting, herding, competing in conformation, rally, obedience, and therapy work.
The Swissy constantly needs the affection of his family and always wants to be involved in his family activities. He is an excellent watch dog, yet not aggressive.
The Newfoundland dog breed , or Newf, is a great dog; very gentle with other animals and people in general. He is also very strong, intelligent, peaceful, calm and patient.
The Newf is an all-around dog. He can do hard work and has a natural instinct to be a life guard (they are excellent swimmers). His kindness and patience make him a great pet for the family.
- Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog , also known as Berner, needs to be with his family and not locked up in the backyard or in a cage. This breed is sensitive and needs the affection of his master. He is very patient and loving with children, and gets along well with other animals and strangers.
The Berners are very versatile. They enjoy competing in obedience, agility, tracking, herding and conformations. They are easy-going, tolerant and they love kids. This could be a great dog for you and your family.
The Mastiff Dog is a huge animal. The name Mastiff is used to describe different breeds around the world. In the U.S. a Mastiff is called “Old English Mastiff”.
The Mastiff is an excellent companion, great family member, therapy worker and watch dog. He can compete in obedience, conformation, weight pulling, carting and tracking.
- Great Dane
The number one spot is for the Great Dane . Danes are great family dogs. They are gentle, friendly, peaceful, devoted to their masters and patient with kids. They enjoy being around people.
For those who see the Great Dane as the king of all dogs, and can afford his large appetite, he is a must. But remember, like all giant breeds, the Great Dane has a short life span.
These large dog breeds do not necessarily need to live in a mansion if they get enough daily exercise to stay mentally happy and physically conditioned.
If you are ready for adopting one of these beautiful large dog breeds, you won’t regret it. Remember to start training your dog as soon as you take him home because it will be difficult to handle him as he grows older.