BIG DOGS are a lot of fun! They have a wide range of personalities, intensity levels, and certainly are not lacking in skills. If you think a big dog may be in your future, or you're simply curious about some of the big breeds out there, read on!
The Bigger the Better! All About BIG Dogs...
Great Danes are by far one of the largest breeds in the canine world. Though they might look a tad intimidating when they can come up to your belly button or higher, they’re one of the best-natured dogs around. For all of their size, Great Danes are sweet, affectionate pets. They love to play and are gentle with children.
Siberian Huskies are beautiful, medium-sized dogs that closely resemble their wolf ancestors. They are highly intelligent and energetic dogs that require regular exercise as well as frequent grooming. Due to their pack-animal nature, they are social and friendly creatures that will play with most people or animals. However, this friendly demeanor can make them lackluster watchdogs without proper training.
German Shepherds have been one of America’s most popular dog breeds for many years. They were bred as a working breed and still carry this work ethic and energy. German Shepards are happiest with frequent exercise and tasks to complete. They are quick to learn and can become loyal companions with regular obedience training.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a docile, smart breed that was initially bred to do work in the mountains of Switzerland. Since then, they have evolved to be great family companions as well. While they may lure prospective dog owners in with their friendly appearance, Berner's are born work dogs and have an abundance of energy. Be sure you have time to provide ample exercise as well as obedience training and thorough grooming.
The Rottweiler breed is a popular family guardian and friend. Pet parents with an active lifestyle will find a faithful, loving, and intelligent friend for life with a Rottweiler. Novice pet parents should beware, however, as these dogs are strong and intense and require focused care and obedience training while young.
Labrador Retrievers have remained America's most popular dog breed for many years. They are well-known for being friendly with everyone they meet, human and dog alike. In addition to being highly intelligent, Labs have high energy levels and are extremely active. Even so, they are highly-trainable and eager to please their owners.