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The 25 largest and most adorable dog breeds

The 25 largest and most adorable dog breeds

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Up to 45 kilos of pure muscle, athletic dobermans They still serve in the military and police forces thanks to their rapid intelligence and great resistance. And despite the stereotypes of the past, the temperament of the race has gradually lost its sharpness, and loyalty is valued above all.

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Scottish Hound

To the worthy deerhound They love to sleep well and play, their ancestors are linked with great hunting skills. In fact, these dogs were once so appreciated by the nobility that no one with a rank lower than a count could have one.

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Great Swiss Mountain Dog

Alpine farmers raised these dogs for their versatility, combining strength and agility for a true workhorse. Families can appreciate their calm nature and their undoubtedly sweet expressions.

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Black Russian Terrier

Not all terriers are small. These guard dogs take care of you with their almost 60 kilos, since they are faithful protectors of their owners and distrust strangers. Because of its thick coats, a house in cold weather is an advantage.

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Komondor

The Komondor looks more like a mop than a dog. But beneath those thick white dreadlocks is a brave and loyal dog. Its original fur also serves an important purpose: it is a warm isolation in the native Hungary of this sheepdog.

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Akita Inu

These strong, instinctive and dominant hunting dogs are not for novice owners. They are naturally protectors and very defenders of their families. But they are suitable for children who behave well if they are raised with them (always guarded by adults).

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Anatolian or Karabash shepherd

Despite the misleading name, anatolians are bred as guard dogs, not as shepherds. They can be protective and territorial, but at the same time calm and affectionate with their families.

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Bernese Mountain Dog

Those coats are more than adorable: the Bernese are from cold climates, like their native Swiss Alps. While they are friendly to others, these dogs tend to bond primarily with a person.

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Bloodhound

As in the movies, hounds can track a smell for many kilometers. For owners: these great dogs need a lot of exercise and firm obedience training just like any other active breed.

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Boerboel

In their native South Africa, these powerful farm dogs defend from predators like leopards. Due to its strength and dominance, it is recommended to have previous experience of owning large breeds before adopting a Boerboel.

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Bullmastiff

Brave, affectionate and loyal, Bullmastiffs can be great family members and protectors. They are especially willing to please and, despite their great stature, do not require much exercise.

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Italian Mastiff or Cane Corso

He Cane Corsi, Also called Italian Mastiff, it can be an intimidating bodyguard who needs a lot of exercise and firm hand. With the right training; However, these strong canines will be very close to their families, including children.

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Argentine Dogo

This Argentine breed is mainly a manda hunter, but its cheerful and friendly character has made it more popular outside of South America.

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Dogue de Bordeaux

You will recognize this beautiful friend of Tom Hanks' movie Partners and hounds, but off the big screen, these French mastiffs just want to please. They are brave and loyal, but not aggressive.

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Great dane

Sweet and affectionate, this breed is excellent for children. Great Danes are good guardians but not very aggressive. They are moderately intelligent and very stubborn if they are not trained.

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Mountain dog of the Pyrenees or Great Pyrenees

This watchdog makes friends slowly and is very careful with strangers. Because of this, it is better as a single family dog. It moves silently with slow and deliberate movements, but will gladly pull the car or take you a package.

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Irish Wolfhound

As the highest race, the Wolfhounds They may seem imposing, but in reality they are the definition of a gentle giant. These good-hearted dogs get along very well with children.

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Kuvasz

An ancient Tibetan breed, only the nobility were allowed to have these snow-white guard dogs. Today, patient training is more important than the real bloodline. Modern owners must teach these innate caregivers the difference between a true threat and an unusual event.

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Leonberger

Affectionate can be a euphemism: the read They want to be with their families all the time! These sweet companions have the potential to be excellent therapy dogs, but they are not lap dogs. They can weigh more than 70 kilos.

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Mastiff

They are homely and love their families, and will protect them with their lives if necessary. The mastiff is willing to please you as soon as you discover what you want. Some tend to be shy and react by biting.

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Neapolitan mastiff

With a droopy face and a tendency to drool, these mastiffs may seem a bit silly (remember Hagrid's dog, Fang in the Harry Potter movies), but they are designed to be protective dogs. It is not for new owners, this dog of almost 70 kilos is both large and powerful.

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Newfoundland

This preciousness was a model for the nanny dog ​​in Peter Pan. The Newfoundland loves children of all ages and is intelligent with a strong desire to please.

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Rottweiler

A dignified and slow race to get angry, Rottweilers are loyal to children if they are raised with them. His natural instincts of vigilance add his great courage. They are obedient and moderately intelligent.

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Saint Bernard

They are gentle and tolerant, especially with children. The San Bernardos do not flatter strangers and can be used as guard dogs.

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Tibetan Mastiff

For future adopters, be careful. Tibetan Mastiffs are famous for not coming when they are called, they also have a great (destructive) fondness for wood. That said, these hairy guard dogs are intelligent and dedicated, not to mention how (very) adorable they are.

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