Here you will find a list of some large dog breeds with pictures and brief description.

Photo by Cliff Muller

Bernese Mountain Dog

Origin: Switzerland
Colors: Tri-colored
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Needs daily exercise
Grooming: Regular grooming necessary
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker

Breed video: Bernese Mountain Dog

Photo by Jon Mountjoy

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Origin: Turkey
Colors:
Any
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Desert Borzoi

Borzoi

Origin: Russia
Colors: White, golden, tan or grey with black markings
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: A lot of exercise needed
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker

Breed Video: Borzoi introduction



Photo by Márcia Mont'Alvão Freire

Bullmastiff

Origin: England
Colors:
Brindle, fawn or red, often with a black mask
Size:
Extra large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming:
Little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by Warchild

Great Dane

Origin: Denmark/Germany
Colors: Brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin, mantle
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Mike Baird

Great Pyrenees

Origin: France / Spain
Colors: White with markings
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be fairly dog aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by coda.allegra

Irish Wolfhound

Origin: Ireland
Colors: Usually grey
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by © So Pumpkin

Komondor

Origin: Hungary
Colors:
White
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Sandra Carmen Maschke

Kuvasz

Origin: Tibet / Hungary
Colors:
White
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by kenjonbro

Neapolitan Mastiff

Origin: Italy
Colors: Grey (blue), black, mahogany and tawny
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: Very high
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by fotosuabe

Mastiff

Origin: England
Colors:
Brindle, fawn or apricot with a black mask
Size:
Extra large
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming:
Little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by mastahanky

Newfoundland

Origin: Canada / England
Colors:
Black, brown, grey, landseer (white with black)
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by © Linda Schrader

Otterhound

Origin: United Kingdom
Colors: Any
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Noise: Likes to bay



Photo by Doug Pieper

Rottweiler

Origin: Germany
Colors: Black with tan markings
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Daily
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Gerald Ferreira

Saint Bernard

Origin: Italy / Switzerland
Colors: Red with white, brindle with white
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Regular
Grooming: Frequent
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by © 2-Dog-Farm

Tibetan Mastiff

Origin: Tibet
Colors: Black, brown, and blue/grey, shades of gold; with or without tan markings
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: Very high
Noise: Likes to bark



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