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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.

The bigger, the better

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 PetMD has compiled a list of our top 10 favorite large dog breeds to meet your every need.

2. German shepherd

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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