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Types of Dogs: 8 Popular Large Breeds

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 11:43 AM

Large types of dogs require plenty of room inside and outside. Pet owners who choose large breeds usually find these dogs love plenty of activity, but also have friendly attitudes for the whole family.

Here are eight popular large-breed dogs.

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• Although German shepherds can look frightening at times, they are actually gentle and obedient dogs. That’s why they are often used for K-9 patrols, but they also make good family dogs. Strong and energetic, shepherds have a loud bark to accommodate a strong, muscular body for protection.

• Golden retrievers are strong, healthy dogs that show friendliness with pet owners and friends. They love to play. They are comfortable in the home or outside where they enjoy revealing their hunting tendencies.

• Alaskan huskies are beautiful working dogs. They offer security to pet owners while at the same time being gentle enough to cuddle and play. These large dogs are friendly around everyone.

• Boxers are strong, athletic types of dogs that remain loyal to pet owners and friendly to all. They enjoy socializing and often love the attention owners give them. They love being around children and playing with them. They are active around the home to entertain the family.

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• Collies are intelligent, making them ideal friends to the family. They love people of all ages, and they get along well with other dogs. They can be very protective, even known for their rescuing abilities, while being very affectionate.

• Doberman pinschers have the reputation of being guard dogs, so they might seem like they’re hard to get along with. However, they are very affectionate as well as being protective of the family. They are obedient and loyal.

• Dalmatians are very loving dogs. They enjoy playing and sometimes can be hyperactive, so if you don’t like the attention this large breed will need, it might not be the right dog for you. They enjoy outdoor activities and like to stay busy.

• Irish setters are beautiful types of dogs and wonderful family pets. They have a lot of energy and need plenty of exercise. These big dogs even like to play with toys as well as playing with their owners outside. Easy to train and intelligent, they love pleasing their owners.

All dogs, regardless of size, should be obedience trained, but it's especially important for large breeds who may not realize their strength.

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