10 Best Large Dog Breeds for Families

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Labrador Retriever Labrador retrievers are beloved for their affectionate, loving personalities and unending enthusiasm. Labs are known for their intelligence and good temperament.

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German Shepherd German shepherds have been used in Germany for centuries as herding and hunting animals. They are trained to be service dogs due to their intelligence, hardworking nature and willingness for help.  

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Golden Retriever Golden retrievers make the perfect family dog in TV and movies. You can see them in "Full House" (1990s) and "Air Bud" (film franchise).

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Bernese Mountain Dog Berners, Bernies, Bernese mountain dogs – whatever name you give them, this Swiss dog will save anyone lost in the Alps.

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Boxer  Boxers, despite their intimidating appearances, are affectionate and sweet dogs. Although boxers are sensitive to positive attention, they can also get excited.  

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Alaskan Malamute Although they were originally created to hunt large prey like bears and seals, Alaskan Malamutes can adapt to daily domestic life.  

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Golden doodle If you or someone in the family has allergies, you might consider bringing home a goldendoodle. Goldendoodles can be hypoallergenic because of their poodle heritage but they are still friendly.  

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Basset Hound A basset hound may not seem like a large breed but their average weight places them in the same group as Siberian Huskies or golden retrievers.

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Great Dane The Great Dane is a giant canine friend. He or she is around 200 pounds in weight and calm and loyal.

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Rottweiler Rottweilers can be playful and affectionate. Rottweilers are often criticized for being too affectionate. Rottweilers make great family dogs, even if you have kids.

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