These massive dogs, often weighing up to 200 pounds, are known for their loyalty and protectiveness. Despite their size, they can adapt to apartment living but need daily exercise.
Recognized for their strength and charm, Saint Bernards are known for their ample drool. They require training to prevent accidents due to their size.
Loyal but strong-willed, Rottweilers need a confident pack leader from the start. They are known for their origins in herding for the Romans.
The tallest of all AKC-accepted breeds, these dogs are fast and require exercise. Historically, they were used for hunting gigantic Irish elk.
These hounds are strong-willed and independent, needing a firm owner. They are known for tracking lions in Africa.
Bred for strength and endurance, these dogs thrive with tasks. They famously delivered a life-saving serum to Alaska in 1925.
Protective yet playful, Boxers have a history as cattle, police, and war dogs. Their name may come from the way they playfully box.
Strong and endurance-focused, Newfoundlands are excellent swimmers, often used for water rescues due to their partially webbed feet.
These friendly giants are known for their towering height, making regular exercise important. They are excellent home guardians.
Recognized for their intelligence and bravery, German Shepherds serve as police and military dogs but also make gentle family pets.