Several large and giant dog breeds have proved to be excellent companions, such as the Labrador, the Rottweiler, the Bernese and the Great Dane.
Most large dogs were developed for work and sports activities, to assist man in various tasks.
For example, several large dogs were and are still used today to help man in hunting, such as the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Pointer and Weimaraner. In the “hunting” aspect, we can also consider the Dalmatian and Bloodhound, perfect sniffer dogs, with a very keen sense of smell, capable of tracking prey in environments that man would never be able to. Some dogs that always had their activity focused on guarding and now exercise other functions also appear on the list of large dogs. For example, the German Shepherd, who has always been used as a guard dog and today, in addition to being a guard, plays an excellent role as a sniffer dog with the police.
Although they generally have a very well-defined function, several large and giant dog breeds have proved to be excellent companions, such as the Labrador, the Rottweiler, the Bernese and the Great Dane.
We put here all breeds of large dogs, regardless of groups or functions. There are also medium to large breeds here. So, if you need to choose a breed and make a point of size, this guide is perfect for you.
Large dog breeds
Bernese Mountain Dog
Dogue de Bordeaux
Rhodesian Lion – Rhodesian Ridgeback
Old English Sheepdog
German Shepherd (Black Cape)
Swiss White Shepherd (Canadian Shepherd)
First check how often your pet should bathe, this can vary according to the type of coat, size of the animal and breed. When bathing, always use a shampoo according to your pet’s hair and skin type. Remember that before using any product it is necessary to check with the veterinarian, as some pets have dermatological issues that require specific types of shampoo.