Large Dog Breeds

Chinook

Chinook

When it comes to the ultimate sledding dog, the breed, Chinook, should be in that discussion. This high energy dog from the Working Group was a key figure in the Byrd expedition to Antarctica. While the breed continues to grow in popularity, it’s hard to believe the Chinook nearly became …

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Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel

An author once said this about the breed; “as a sporting spaniel, the Clumber Spaniel has no equal.” That claim is certainly up for debate, but there’s no arguing that the Clumber has the scenting skills of a hound and the hunting ability of a spaniel. Moreover, Clumbers are actually …

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Caucasian Shepherd Dog (Ovcharka)

Caucasian Shepherd Dog (Ovcharka)

When it comes to certain breeds of dogs, the history isn’t always clear and some back story’s come with controversy. After all, history has its complications. Meet the Caucasian Shepherd Dog or as some call this large breed, Caucasian Ovcharka. Bred to be the ultimate guard and protector, this fearless …

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Briard

Briard

For as long as historians have kept track of herding breeds working the pastures along with their master, one breed stands out as a constant and that is the Briard. Indeed, this French product represents the epitome of what a shepherding dog should look like. Almost comical is the breed’s …

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Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

If you were thinking about poaching in England during the 19th century, think again. Chances are you would meet the wrath of a Bullmastiff.  While those days are mostly over, the Bullmastiff is still a viable resource. In fact, their compact body and broad muzzles still serve them right as …

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Boerboel

Boerboel

The Boerboel isn’t just some large breed of dog. It is the dog, at least in the minds of South African farmers from the 17th century and on. But you may have never heard of this breed until now. In fact, the South African Mastiff was somewhat of a mystery …

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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

When brawn meets intelligence, you get a large, untidy breed of dog known as, Bouvier des Flandres. A large and multi-purpose dog, known to some as the “dirty beard,” or “cowdog.” While some may argue about the breed’s origins (France or Belgium), there is no need to argue that this …

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Beauceron

Beauceron

France has given the world a lot of gifts over time. From the Eiffel Tower, French windows to the Statue of Liberty. But there’s one other French legacy, that is large, highly intelligent and loyal; that is the Beauceron. The Beauceron is the largest sheepdog of French descent. They are …

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Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

Hard working, strong, elegant, and proud, these words perfectly describe one of the most effective search and rescue dogs on the planet, the Belgian Malinois. At first glance, you may believe that there’s a German Shepherd staring back at you, but you would be wrong. The Malinois is a whole …

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Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a breed that got a bad rap in the 1990’s thanks to some boneheads in England. Aside from its imposing features, a thick neck, muscular shoulder and body, and intimidating muzzle, this fiercely athletic dog is just one big love machine. Dogos are rather simple in …

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