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Three Dog Breeds that are Gentle Giants

sweet great dane blogIt’s not uncommon for big dogs to have even bigger hearts. Provided with a loving home and training, many large breeds make fantastic family companions. Below are three giant breeds that make especially loving pets:

1.) Great Dane (pictured): These large dogs can weigh as much as 150 pounds, which can be intimidating to some, until they realize it’s 150 pounds of pure love. They’re known for getting along great with children and having an affectionate disposition.

2.) Newfoundland: These huge dogs are typically goofy and sweet-natured. They’re also extremely watchful of their family, including kids.

3.) Irish Wolfhound: This breed may be one of the tallest, but it’s also one of the friendliest. Wolfhounds don’t make very good watchdogs because of their tendency to get along with everyone.

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  • Kathleen July 8, 2014, 6:00 am

    Hey! Don’t forget the Leonburger, the gentlest of them all!

  • Zhinka July 8, 2014, 8:52 am

    you forgot the ONLY giant that matters!
    English mastiff!
    Mine has been adopted as mascot for 4 different daycares, 2 nursing homes, and has literally hundreds of friends on his facebook page.
    He has received the key to the city for a local down and is welcome in every single store.
    English Mastiff has no equal.

  • Tom July 8, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Borzoi are also a fantastic giant breed. Very gentle with an excellent sense of humor

  • Jordan Walker July 8, 2014, 5:25 pm

    I have a friend who owns a Great Dane and it is really a gentle giant. It’s a great breed since it gets along with children though some people are scared of them because of their size. Rest assured that it’s a great companion.

  • Dan L. July 11, 2014, 10:50 am

    I’d have to add the Great Pyrenees to that list. Our McLeod (RIP Buddy) was half White German Sheperd and Half Great Pyrenees. From everything I read and was told by the vets it was the GP side that gave him his gentle side, but both breeds gave him his ultra protective side!

  • Steven Caro July 16, 2014, 7:00 am

    Don’t forget about the Labrador Retriever… ours is 130lbs only 3yrs old Dominic…. He gives so much we just can’t stop loving him…

  • Toby Chappel August 9, 2014, 4:41 pm

    We rescue every breed of dogs you can think of. I have to say
    besides the grooming the collie (lassie Dogs) are AWESOME!!!
    they get along with other dogs, cats, horses.kids, they are sooo
    loving and loyal.

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