Top 10 Cutest Large Dog Breeds

Cute Dog Alert! We have polled, searched, and scoured the earth to bring you a list of the Top 10 cutest large dog breeds. Take a look below at the cutest large dogs around, and don’t be afraid to “awe”… we know we did!

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1. Bernese Mountain Dog

Origin: Switzerland
Size: 23” to 26″ at the shoulder, 70 to 115 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 6-8 years
Grooming: Weekly
Exercise: Some
Personality: “Good-natured and calm.”
Fun Fact: Originally bred as a working farm dog, these lovable giants love to tow and push and were developed to have strong legs so that they could easily maneuver the terrain in which they were developed. Bernese Mountain Dogs also have a strong urge to herd and protect, making them great watchdogs.

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2. Great Dane

Origin: Germany
Size: 28” to 34″ at the shoulder, 99 to 200 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 6-8 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Daily
Personality: “Friendly, patient, and dependable.”
Fun Fact: This dog is most commonly known as the “gentle giant.” They are great with kids and love the attention they receive from children. They adapt easily, but may become destructive if left alone for too long! Sounds like these guys could use a Monster Braid to keep them occupied.

3. Mastiff

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Origin: England
Size: 27.5” to 30+″ at the shoulder, 120 to 230 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 6-10 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Some
Personality: “ Courageous and dignified, good-natured and docile.”
Fun Fact: These large dogs were originally bred to be an intimidating watchdog, and intimidating they were. They spent close to 2 thousand years as loyal watchdogs, but have since been recognized as a lovable family pup.

4. Collie

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Origin: United Kingdom, Scotland
Size: 22” to 26″ at the shoulder, 50 to 75 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Daily
Personality: “Graceful, devoted, and proud.”
Fun Fact: Collie’s were bred to work as herding dogs, making them agile, and active. These dogs are most commonly known for their reliability and loyalty to their family, making them the perfect family dog.

5. Golden Retriever

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Origin: England and Scotland
Size: 23” to 26″ at the shoulder, 70 to 115 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Daily
Personality: “Intelligent, friendly, and devoted.”
Fun Fact: Golden Retrievers are great as a family pet, show dog, or hunting dog, making them one of the most versatile dogs today. They are fiercely reliable and adapt well to new environments.

6. German Shepherd

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Origin: Germany
Size: 22” to 26″ at the shoulder, 50 to 90 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Daily
Personality: “Smart, confident, courageous, and steady.”
Fun Fact: German Shepherds are best known for their work with Police Departments nationwide, and have become one of the best-known guard dogs of today. These dogs are smart, powerful, loyal, and are not afraid to work hard for their owners. Hard work here at Pawstruck usually means Bully Stick time after!

7. Labrador Retriever

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Origin: Canada
Size: 21.5”to 24.5″ at the shoulder, 55 to 80 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 10-12 Years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Daily
Personality: “ Friendly, outgoing, and playful.”
Fun Fact: This breed was originally developed as a hunting breed, but has transformed into much more over the years. This dog is now best known for being a great family dog but also for shining as guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, and even as narcotics detection dogs. We hope that they get a lot of treats for all of their hard work!

8. Newfoundland

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Origin: Unknown
Size: 26” to 28″ at the shoulder, 100 to 150 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 9-10 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Some
Personality: “Sweet, Patient, and devoted.”
Fun Fact: Newfoundlands were originally bred to be a working dog, but were quickly recognized for their long-distance swimming abilities. In the waters, this pup has life-saving abilities and have come to be known as exceptional companions.

 

9. Saint Bernard

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Origin: Switzerland, France, Italy
Size: 26” to 30″ at the shoulder, 120 to 180 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Some
Personality: “Friendly, patient, and outgoing.”
Fun Fact: This breed is famously known as a “nanny dog” for children, as they were known as “Hospice Dogs” back in the 1600’s. They worked closely with Monks doing rescue work, and are said to have saved over 2,000 lives. Now, they are good with kids and known for being a great addition to any family.

10. German Shorthaired Pointer

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Origin: Germany
Size: 21” to 25” at the shoulder, 45 to 70 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Grooming: Occasional
Exercise: Daily
Personality: “Friendly, smart, and willing to please.”
Fun Fact: The German Shorthaired Pointer was originally bred as a hunting dog, best known for pointing and retrieving in the field. It has now become a great companion both in the field and at home, as they are an affectionate breed who shows endless love to his family.

We think that some of these pups may be small dogs trapped in large dogs body but we think that’s what makes them so cute! Of course, all dogs are cute to us, so who’s to say that there can only be 10? If you don’t see your favorite large dog breed, let us know in the comments below!