What is big is not always scary, and these featured dogs will prove it to you. They have the build and the strength that could swallow you alive (some of them used to be rescuers and hunters, you know), but it will just surprise you to know they’re as gentle as lambs and as cute as any puppy.
Despite their size, these dogs crave for TLC as much as you do and would love to make friends with you. As a matter of fact, some of them are great home buddies! So the next time you come across these gigantic doggies, think of them as adorable puppies. Right after reading this, you might wish of getting one for yourself!
By the name itself, the largest of all dog breeds is indeed massive. It appears all brawn and powerful on the outside but a lovely and mushy companion on the inside. He’s a couch potato and would love to lounge in your living room most often. Probably it’s because they find their head too huge and heavy to keep on walking around.
As the tallest of all dogs (and the heaviest), Irish wolfhounds possess a great size and have a commanding appearance. But despite that, they prefer to be a family companion than an ally for wolf packs.
Because of their large size and their thick coat, they are effective rescuers for stranded travelers in snowy mountains, but they are also best snuggling buddies among family members. This dog is definitely a heart-warmer.
Reigning as the oldest dog breed, the Alaskan malamute is powerful and sturdy, with a body built for stamina and strength. This intelligent dog needs a challenging job, or else it becomes bored. If you have a malamute at home, make sure you give them one.
Nicknamed as the “king of dogs,” the Great Dane was originally used to hunt boars and guard estates. But these days, he has settled to be merely a family dog. His majestic size is nothing to worry about, though, because deep down lies its gentleness. Just be wary of his tail. Once it thwacks, it can clear a coffee table or cause someone to stumble.
Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese mountain dog is a large, strong, sturdy, and agile dog—but they love children. They are very intelligent, easy to train, and are natural watchdogs but not overly dominant. Bernese Mountain Dogs make great friends for life.
The Tibetan Mastiff has an impressive size, with broad head and thick mane. They can be depended on to guard over family and property. They tend to be aloof and are watchful of strangers.
These dogs may appear wolflike, but they definitely aren’t as bad as you think they are. In fact, they can just be the ones to prove to you that dogs are indeed man’s best friend.
Here are just some of the world’s biggest canine pals who love to be cuddled like their smaller counterparts.