Newfoundlands are great pets and hard workers. Ideal aquatic dogs have webbed feet and coats that don't get wet.
Saint Bernards are big and friendly, making them great for service and rescue duties. They are fantastic pets, but they need to be trained
Great Danes are large, beautiful dogs that look like tiny horses. They are friendly and delightful to be with since they are gentle and playful.
Mastiffs are gentle giants, but they need a lot of space and training because they are so big and slobber a lot. Not good for small apartments
Leonbergers are big working dogs that are kind and smart. They do well as therapy dogs and get along well with families. Great pets for families!
In the middle of the 19th century, a mastiff and a bulldog were crossed to thwart poachers. A good guard dog and a loyal friend.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a kind French mastiff that is loyal to its family and watches out for them. It looks aggressive, but that is primarily for show.
Great Pyrenees are an old breed with a lovely personality and a strong guard dog. For good behavior, it has to work out and learn to obey.
Irish wolfhounds were used in battle, on the hunt, and to protect the home. They are largely pets now, yet they still have instincts to hunt and guard.
Ancient Neapolitan mastiffs were made for the Roman army as guard dogs. They had pronounced wrinkles, big bones, and a calm personality.