Large Dog Breeds

Why Choose A Large Dog Breed

You’re definitely going to be  a perfect match for this dog if you have plenty of space in your home. Yes, a large dog breed would be a perfect fit if you have a bigger backyard where the dog can run and play. Most dog owners like to have these giant dog breeds in the rural or  suburban areas.

Your two-year old son will probably fall in love with  a large dog because majority of them  make excellent loyal and faithful companion at home. Most of the time, these dogs will be calm and relaxed, waiting to release their energy in outdoor activities like running or playing.

Take a look at the each dog profile (each breed pages contain pictures and all their information ) and click on their image to learn about their characteristics and personality that they have.

What is considered as a large dog

It’s no secret that people are intimidated  by the appearance of  a large dog. Take an example of  the Bullmastiff, their appearance alone will scare thieves and burglars away. This makes them the best security watchdog for your home.

The large dog breeds includes breeds that weigh more than 22 kg to 28 kg but less than 40kg when they at full size. If they are over 40 kg, that breed has been categorised as a giant breed.

The smartest and most intelligent dogs, tend to be in giant dog breeds category . They are coachable and they enjoy learning. In other words, you’re not likely to struggle training them at home or paying for someone to coach them.

We know the fact that most mobile or health challenged person like to own small dog breeds instead of large dog breed. As it turns out, a well-trained large dog  breed  can actually be more helpful in helping mobile challenged people in their daily life. They’re not that stubborn if trained well.

Most dog owners hate shedding. In fact, the majority of them are allergic to the dog’s fur taking up spaces everywhere. The good news is that, the majority of the largest dog breed shed less fur.

That’s because most of them don’t have lots of fur on their body like medium size dog breeds. Owning a big dog comes its own set of challenges and joy that you need to be prepared for.

List of Giant Dog Breeds in Australia

  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Basset Hound
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Boerboel
  • Boxer
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cane Corso
  • Chow Chow
  • Collie
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Pointer
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Great Dane
  • Groodle
  • Hungarian Vizsla
  • Irish Setter
  • Labradoodle
  • Labrador
  • Newfoundland
  • Pitbull Terrier
  • Poodle
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Rottweiler
  • Samoyed
  • Schnoodle
  • Siberian Husky
  • Weimaraner
  • Whippet

Large breed for a first time owner

  • Great Dane
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Standard Poodle
  • Boxer
  • Doodle
  • Greyhound
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Rough Collie
Giant dog breeds in Australia