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Top 10 large dog breeds

Cecilia is a regular contributor to PetMD, the largest global source of pet health information. PetMD's content is created by veterinary professionals and covers 9 different species.

These big dogs show that bigger really is better when it comes to dog breeds

Most big dog owners agree on one thing: The bigger the dog, the more there is to love. Big dogs are fun, feisty and fiercely loyal — making them perfect exercise companions, guard dogs, cuddle buddies and even playmates for kids. If you have a big, dog-shaped hole in your life that needs filling, we've come up with our top 10 large dog breeds for you.

10. Bernese mountain dog

These big dogs show that bigger really is better when it comes to dog breeds
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We can thank the Swiss for many great things: fine chocolate, luxury watches... and the Bernese mountain dog. This dog has become extremely popular throughout the years, recognizable because of its affectionate personality and keen intelligence.

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Regal looking with its long, silky, tri-colored fur, the Bernese mountain dog is a true outdoors dog that, as its name might imply, fares well in cold weather. Ever patient and loyal, this large dog breed would make a great addition to any family with children, despite having a potential height of 23 to 28 inches and a weight of up to 110 pounds. Just note that due to their propensity to develop cancer, their life expectancy is only about 6 to 8 years, and they should be regularly screened by a qualified vet.

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