Majestic and gentle, Great Danes resemble small horses. They stand out with playful and loyal temperaments, making them delightful companions. Fun-loving goofballs with larger-than-life charm.
Mastiffs: tough exterior, gentle companions. Be ready for slobber! Muscular bodies can topple in tight spaces; consider space and obedience training.
Leonberger: massive working dog, kind and gentle. Bonds closely with family and intuitive with human emotions. Ideal family pets and outstanding therapy dogs.
Bullmastiff: 19th-century crossbreed of mastiff and bulldog, a powerful poacher stopper. Still a great guard dog and cherished companion. Gentle giant, devoted to its family.
Newfoundlands: loving companions and excellent workers. Webbed feet and waterproof coats make them ideal water dogs, aiding fishermen and rescuing drowning people.
Saint Bernards: giant dogs, big-hearted heroes. Ideal for search-and-rescue and service work. Gentle, loving family companions, great with kids. Training essential to manage their size.
Dogue de Bordeaux: lovable, slobbery giant with a fierce look, but gentle and loyal. Protective and capable guard dog. Originated in France, known as the French mastiff.
Great Pyrenees: powerful yet sweet, ancient working dog guarding sheep and homes. Highly active, needs daily exercise and obedience training for good behavior.
Irish Wolfhounds: historical battle companions, now beloved companions with hunting instincts. Require space and exercise, not suited for smaller homes.
Neapolitan Mastiff: Italian breed, ancient roots as Roman war dogs turned guard dogs. Distinct wrinkles, massive bones, and lumbering gait. Loyal, protective, mellow, and gentle.