10 Strongest Dog Breeds That Make Great Family Pets

Known for its massive size and protective nature, the St. Bernard is the ideal family dog.

1. St. Bernard

The mastiff, often referred to as the gentle giant, can reach a height of about 30 inches.

2. Mastiff

Rottweilers have a muscular body and a strong work ethic.

3. Rottweiler

Traditionally known as sled dogs, Siberian Huskies are playful and energetic companions.

4. Siberian Husky

Bringing together loyalty, affection and a work ethic, boxers are agile and powerful despite weighing in at 65 to 80 pounds.

5. Boxer

Great Danes fall into the categories of working and guard breeds.

6. Great Dane

As skilled hunters, the Rhodesian Ridgeback possessed both a muscular build and speed.

7. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Handsome and muscular, Irish Wolfhounds can look intimidating.

8. Irish Wolfhound

Known for their loyalty and adaptability, especially with children.

9. German Shepherd

With a large and powerful stature, Newfoundlands have a sweet temperament.

10. Newfoundland