Robust Dog Breeds For Fans of Large Pets

Are you a fan of big pets? If the answer is yes, then check out today's article where we'll tell you all about robust dog breeds. Make room in your budget to feed them!
Robust Dog Breeds For Fans of Large Pets

Last update: 01 September, 2019

Do you have a large house? Are you looking for an animal to protect your home who isn’t afraid to look danger in the face? Are you a fan of big pets? If the answer is yes, then check out today’s article where we’ll tell you all about robust dog breeds. Make room in your budget to feed them!

What robust dog breeds exist?

Despite the fact that their large size makes them appear dangerous, just the opposite is true! These canine giants tend to be the kindest and most caring animals in the world. If you have children and plenty of space, don’t hesitate to choose any of the robust dog breeds we mention below:

1. Rottweiler

Robust dog breeds.

Rottweilers are very strong, athletic and muscular. Some believe they will attack anyone. However, the fact of the matter is, it all depends on their training, as well as the owner’s temperament. Of course, the size of a Rottweiler demands respect. But those who know them will affirm that behind their appearance lies a loyal and caring friend.

2. Italian Mastiff

The Italian Mastiff is one of the most beautiful robust dog breeds you can find. Also known as Cane Corso, the Italian name for these giants means “protector of the corral”. They are extremely mild-mannered, somewhat shy, and loyal like no other. Italian Mastiffs don’t hesitate to protect their family or livestock and can be somewhat territorial.

3. Czechoslovakian wolfdog

This robust dog breed is a living example of the true kinship between dogs and wolves. Czechoslovakian wolfdogs are a cross between Carpathian wolves and German Shepherd dogs. The result is undeniably beautiful. While they are ideal for protecting flocks of sheep, they can also live in city homes. Of course, as long as the home gives them plenty of space to move around.

4. Akita

The dog from the movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is of Japanese descent and belongs to the group of robust dogs. In Japan, Akita dogs are considered an object of good luck (there are Akita figurines everywhere you look).

Muscular, balanced and very active, this animal has a great deal of resilience. That’s why, in the past, it was used in fights. This breed gets along well with children and other dogs. You won’t have any problems with an Akita as your pet!

5. Border Collie

Border Collies fall into the category of shepherd dogs, and also that of robust dogs. They are fairly calm, love to play with children, and have extremely long hair. They have a pleasant temperament and need to exercise every day. It’s best for Border Collie owners to provide their dogs with training from the time they are puppies. Caring for their coat is fundamental in order to avoid knots and matting.

6. Broholmer

The Broholmer is quite an old breed. Feudal lords of the Middle Ages used them to hunt deer and watch over their territories. They come from the region of Broholm, Denmark and are very mild-mannered. However, they have quite a bit of energy, which they must burn off somehow. They are sociable, caring, loyal and love home life. Broholmers are ideal for large homes.

7. Weimaraner

This is one of the most elegant robust dogs in the world. With singular beauty, their principal characteristic is the grayish color of their coat. Furthermore, they have a noteworthy personality, a loving and patient character, and an enviable intelligence. As for their physical characteristics, they stand out for their muscles, athletic form, and for being very slender.

8. German Shepherd

Originally, this breed was created to guide and protect herds of sheep in Germany (thus their name). However, they have now become more popular for helping the police. These robust dogs are faithful friends at any age, but especially when it comes to children.

They are also great guide dogs and brave rescue dogs. They have a unique personality and are very intelligent. What’s more, they are trustworthy, safe, and well-balanced.

A German shepherd running in field.

9. Labrador Retriever

Labs are one of the most popular breeds in the world when it comes to robust dogs, and dogs in general. With its origins in Newfoundland, Canada, it is a kind, patient and docile breed. Labrador Retrievers enjoy spending entire days with children, but are also loyal companions when you’re sick or depressed. Their bodies are muscular and very strong. Their coats come in three colors: yellow, chocolate, and black.

10. Neapolitan Mastiff

These gentle giants are one of the largest breeds in the world. Being muscular, and longer than they are tall, they make for a perfect guard dog. Our list of robust dogs wouldn’t be complete without the Neapolitan Mastiff. They are quite sociable, determined, firm and cautious. They need to be surrounded by people and they can’t stand spending many hours alone.

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