These dogs may be one of the largest dog breeds, but they're truly gentle giants with a sweet, calm and affectionate nature. Bernese mountain dogs are also eager to please
Good thing chow-chows are so cute: they’re notoriously stubborn and difficult to train.
Despite their funny-sounding names, Hovawarts are highly intelligent, devoted canines that not only are outstanding family pets, but also make great search-and-rescue dogs thanks to their excellent noses.
These super-athletic dogs are fun, loyal companions that are gentle and patient with all of their family members, even young ones. Plus, you won't find a better cuddle partner.
Known for their famous "Sammy smile" due to their perpetually upturned mouths, Samoyeds are smart, fun-loving dogs who sport a stunning white coat (which sheds a lot!).
As the largest terrier breed, Airedales convey the alert, fearless attitude of the group on a supersized scale. They can also carry some of the same stubbornness,
Sweet and silly, these endearing hounds originated in the mountainous region of Afghanistan.
By nature, Malamutes are friendly toward humans. They need a pack leader to set the standard, so stick to a training regimen early on for a well-behaved family member.
Am Staffs are just one of the breeds popularly called pit bulls, but don't let stereotypes fool you. These good-natured and smart pups love being a part of the family.