10 Best Large Dog Breeds for Your Family

Known as the gentle giants, Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for their sweet, calm and affectionate natures.

1. Bernese Mountain Dog

Devoted family pet and becomes the official state dog of New Hampshire.

2. Chinook

Despite their strange name, Hovaverts are highly intelligent and devoted dogs.

3. Hovawart

Pitbull Terriers are athletic, loyal, and fun-loving companions.

4. Pitbull Terrier

Samoyeds are smart and fun-loving dogs known for their "Sammy smile" and always-upturned mouths.

5. Samoyed

As the largest terrier breed, Airedales have an alert and fearless attitude.

6. Airedale Terrier

Lovable and goofy, Afghan Hounds originated in the mountainous region of Afghanistan.

7. Afghan Hound

Alaskan Malamutes are sociable and require a pack leader for proper guidance.

8. Alaskan Malamute

The people-oriented M Staff are intelligent guardians and natural jokers.

9. American Staffordshire Terrier

With a herding background, Aussies are highly intelligent, loyal and receptive to training.

10. Australian Shepherd


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