LARGE DOG BREEDS

Large dogs breeds weigh between 50 and 75 pounds. The giant breeds can weigh up to 85 pounds or more!

Large breeds are very imposing and will make you feel secure at all time. Although large dogs are not all guard dogs, people around you automatically think they are.

They need to be trained vigorously because as you can imagine a large breed jumping on your visitors coming to the door will not have the same effect as it would have with a little dog.

They are high maintenance because they eat more, are more prone to illness such as hip dysplasia and other such ailments. Their yearly vaccinations are more expensive; heart worm control and so on cost more because the dosage is larger.

You almost need a larger backyard. Although if a large dog gets a good 90 minute walk every day, he can do ok in an apartment or small house.

Keep in mind that because of their size, the also eliminate more.

Large breeds make wonderful pets and just like in the other categories some breeds are more affectionate than others, some prefer more exercise

It’s simply a mater of choice and what you feel is best for you.



LARGE DOG GROUP

Afghan Hound

Airedale Terrier

Akita

Alaskan Malamute

American Foxhound

American Water Spaniel

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Beauceron

Belgian Malinois

Bernese Mountain Dog

Black and Tan Coonhound

Bloodhound

Bouvier des Flandres

Boxer

Briard

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Collie

Curly-Coated Retriever

Dalmatian

Doberman Pinscher

English Foxhound

English Setter

Flat-Coated Retriever

German Shepherd Dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter

Greyhound

Ibizan Hound

Irish Setter

Irish Water Spaniel

Komondor

Labrador Retriever

Old English Sheepdog

Otterhound

Plott

Pointer

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rottweiler

Saluki

Spinone Italiano

Standard Poodle

Vizsla

Weimaraner



GIANT DOG GROUP

Black Russian Terrier

Borzoi

Bullmastiff

Dogue de Bordeaux

Great Dane

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Great Pyrenees

Irish Wolfhound

Kuvasz

Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff

Newfoundland

Saint Bernard

Scottish Deerhound

Tibetan Mastiff