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Top 10 large dog breeds

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

Leave the pampered Pomeranians to celebrities and socialites — some of us look for a little more in a dog, whether it be for an exercise companion, a playmate for children, a watchful guard or just a big, lovable furball to receive slobbery kisses from. Look no further as below is a list of our top 10 favorite large dog breeds to meet your every need.


2. German shepherd

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

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Keenly intelligent and eager to serve, it's no wonder these dogs are commonly seen in service roles and working alongside policemen.

One of the most well-rounded pets out there, the German shepherd is highly versatile and can make for a loving family member as well as a trusted guardian. Generally trustworthy with children, they still need to be well-socialized with them, and small children should always be supervised around dogs of this size.

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