We have compiled the 10 giant dog breeds that are big softies, these dogs are large, some of them may scare some people. But these dogs are very gentle and like to sit on your lap.
#1 – Great Dane
Height: 30-32 inches (male), 28-30 inches (female)
Weight: 140-175 pounds (male), 110-140 pounds (female)
The Great Dane is a large breed originating from Germany. Great Dane has its regal appearance, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. They are very gentle, friendly, and rarely bark, coupled with an elegant appearance. The Great Dane is a sweet, friendly, affection, gentle and reliable companion, they are also a good guardian, alert for the family.
#2 – Newfoundland
Height: 28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)
Weight: 130-150 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, friendly, sociable, patient personality. The Newfoundland is also very docile, easy to train and love children. However, Newfoundland also shed a lot so they will not be suitable for allergy sufferers.
#3 – Bernese Mountain Dog
Height: 25-27.5 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 80-115 pounds (male), 70-95 pounds (female)
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog originating from Switzerland. They have a large appearance with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain dog is an intelligent, loving, gentle, playful dog, easy to train, friendly with other pets and very gentle with children. however, they drool and shed pretty heavily and they are also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for families that aren’t home for long periods of time.
#4 – Saint Bernard
Height: 28-30 inches (males), 26-28 inches (female)
Weight: 140-180 pounds (male), 120-140 pounds (female)
The Saint Bernard is a large, extremely strong and muscular dog breed. They are loved and famous throughout the world. Originally, Saint Bernard was used as a rescue dog in the Alps. Nowadays, the Saint Bernard is appearing in many happy families, because they are quiet, devoted, and friendly dogs and they sleep a lot.
#5 – Bullmastiff
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 110-130 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
Bullmastiff is a combination of two breeds Bulldog and Mastiff, they are originated from the United Kingdom. In addition to their large, strong appearance, the Bullmastiff is also a affectionate, loyal and brave dog, which helps them to become reliable guardians and companions in families.
#6 – Great Pyrenees
Height: 27-32 inches (male), 25-29 inches (female)
Weight: 100 pounds & up (male), 85 pounds & up (female)
The Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. They are adapted to snow-covered mountains, and are used as dogs to protect cattle from wolves and other predators. The Great Pyrenees is an affectionate, confident, gentle, patient, calm dog. However, The Great Pyrenees can be slow to learn new commands, slow to obey and somewhat stubborn to train.
#7 – Irish Wolfhound
Height: 32 inches minimum (male), 30 inches minimum (female)
Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female)
The Irish Wolfhound is a talented hunting dog originating from Ireland. Previously, they were used as a wolf hunter, and their names also originated from here. Nowadays, Irish Wolfhounds are often favored for their loyalty, affection, patience, calm and devotion. in addition, they are not barking nor too aggressive.
#8 – Leonberger
Height: 28-31.5 inches (male), 25.5-29.5 inches (female)
Weight: 110-170 pounds (male), 90-140 pounds (female)
The Leonberger is a large dog originating from Germany, and is named after the city of Leonberg in Germany. The Leonberger is known for his appearance with the thick fur around his neck and chest that makes them very similar to the lion’s mane. The Leonberger is an intelligent, loyal, friendly, kindly, gentle and playful dog. In addition, because of their gentleness, they also have other nicknames such as: “Gentle Lion”, “Gentle Giant”.
#9 – Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Height: 25.5-28.5 inches (male), 23.5-27 inches (female)
Weight: 115-140 pounds (male), 85-110 pounds (female)
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a large working dog originating from Switzerland. Because of their great size, great physical strength, and also quite agility, in the past, this breed was used to work on farms, pull heavy carts, to guard and move dairy cattle, and as a watchdog and family companion. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a sociable, faithful, active, calm, confident, comfortable and dignified dog, and loves being part of the family.
#10 – English Mastiff
Height: 30 inches & up (male), 27.5 inches & up (female)
Weight: 160-230 pounds (male), 120-170 pounds (female)
English Mastiff, also known as Mastiff, is the largest weight dog in the world, originating from the United Kingdom. The English Mastiff is known for being a big, strong, brave, decent, gentle, kind dog. They are great companions and guardians for their families. However, the English Mastiff is a very lazy dog, and loves to sleep so they need to be exercised regularly to prevent lazy behavior and prevent some health problems.