Large intimidating dogs
Leave the pampered Pomeranians to celebrities and socialites.Some of us prefer a little more in a dog, whether it be for an exercise companion, a watchful guard, a playmate for children, or just a big, lovable fur-ball to receive slobbery kisses from. Pet MD has compiled a list of our top ten favorite large dog breeds to meet your every need.
Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds and a variety of Mastiffs have the appearance of a dangerous animal but in reality they are kind hearted canines that make great pets to have around families and children.
#8 Mastiff If you've ever seen a Mastiff, you'll agree that there is one word that can properly size up its appearance: powerful.
No kidding, this dog is huge -- not as tall as a Great Dane, but probably twice as thick.
Well, old Bobtail — as he's called by his adoring fans — isn't one of them.
The Old English Sheepdog prefers sauntering about and letting out his trademark bark, which sounds somewhat like two pots clanging together. With his small beard, bushy eyebrows and sometimes perked up ears, the Miniature Schnauzer is just about the cutest little Valentine anyone could ask for. He wouldn't like it and would probably dump you faster than Kim Kardashian divorced Kris Humphries. The Irish Setter is also enthusiastic, energetic, and athletic.