Popular Large Dog Breeds Ideal for Homes

Consider getting a goldendoodle if you or a family member has allergies but you still want a dog.


Goldendoodles are relatively hypoallergenic because of their poodle ancestry, but no dog is completely hypoallergenic. 

Basset Hound

At first look, a basset hound might not appear like a large breed, but when compared to others of its kind.

These hounds have a mind of their own, so be prepared for some training on your part.

The Great Dane is the gentle giant of dogs; it is calm, loyal, and may reach a weight of 200 pounds when fully grown. 

Great Dane

Great Danes are extremely child-friendly, but they can easily topple a toddler by accidentally brushing against them.

While Rottweilers may acquire a terrible name, they actually make great pets for families with older kids.


Rottweilers were intended to herd cattle by bumping them in the appropriate way with their sturdy and thick bodies, as was the case with many other dog breeds.

The German shepherd dog has a long history of service as a hunting and herding dog. 

German Shepherd

Because of their intelligence and work ethic, they are frequently taught to serve in the roles of police, search and rescue, and military service dogs.

A Golden Retriever's kind, loyal, patient, and smart nature has earned it widespread acclaim. 

Golden Retriever

In the same vein as Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers make excellent assistance dogs.

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