Some people live by the motto “bigger is better,” and it extends to their dogs, too. Despite their massive size, they’re actually wonderful to live with as most prefer to relax all day and are relatively calm inside the house. Large does are well suited to suburban or country living…

Some people live by the motto “bigger is better,” and it extends to their dogs, too. Despite their massive size, they’re actually wonderful to live with as most prefer to relax all day and are relatively calm inside the house. Large does are well suited to suburban or country living because that means more space for them to sprawl. But apartment dwellers need not worry: Many large dogs are more than happy to sleep all day as long as you give them daily exercise to work off their energy. Since they were originally bred to be hunters and have a natural instinct to guard and protect, regular activity is a must.

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter, the black avenger of the Highlands, is a substantial bird dog named for a…

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Great Dane

Great Dane

The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty “Apollo of Dogs,” is a total joy to live with—but owning…

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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is a large, thickly coated, and immensely powerful working dog bred to dete…

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Greyhound

Greyhound

The champion sprinter of dogdom, the Greyhound is a gentle, noble, and sweet-tempered companio…

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Hanoverian Scenthound

Hanoverian Scenthound

The Hanoverian Scenthound has a calm and assured temperament, at the same time sensitive…

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Hovawart

Hovawart

The Hovawart is a medium-temperament working dog with versatile usage and has a very good…

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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound is a lithe and leggy visitor from the dawn of civilization, bred as a rabbi…

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Irish Setter

Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a high-spirited gundog known for grace, swiftness, and a flashy red coat. They…

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Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

The tallest of the AKC’s spaniels, the Irish Water Spaniel is instantly recognizable by i…

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Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

The calm, dignified, and kindly Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all AKC breeds. Once fearle…

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Komondor

Komondor

A powerfully large Hungarian flock guardian covered in profuse white cords from head to tail, the…

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Kuvasz

Kuvasz

The snow-white Kuvasz is Hungary's majestic guardian of flocks and companion of kings. A working…

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