Best Large Dogs for Families with Children

German boxers have short, glossy fur and an athletic build. Boxers are loyal and sweet. When socialised early, they get along with kids and guard their family.


The goldendoodle is a golden retriever-poodle cross. Curly, hypoallergenic hair is inherited from non-shedding poodles. Goldendoodles are smart, athletic, and kid- and pet-friendly.


Floppy ears, short legs, a large nose, and wrinkly skin characterise Basset Hounds. Bloodhounds are better trackers than Bassets. This breed's silky ears, hair, and personality are unique.

Basset Hound

Giant Great Danes tower over medium breeds. Regal, clever, and devoted, they make great family dogs. Well-trained Great Danes thrive in most homes.

Great Dane

The Rottweiler is a big, confident dog. Smooth trot, muscular hindquarters. The Roman mastiff-descended Rottie makes a good playmate and companion.


Large, medium-coated Bernese mountain dog from Switzerland. Berners are loving and good with kids and other pets. Fun, protective, and not violent.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Medium-sized, golden-coated Scottish golden retrievers. Golden retrievers are affectionate and energetic. Scottish Highlanders bred goldens as hunting dogs.

Golden Retriever

Originating in Newfoundland and the U.K., Labrador retrievers have short coats and muscular physique. Smart, well-mannered, charismatic. These hunters make terrific pets.

Labrador Retriever

They're honourable, hardworking, loyal, and brilliant. It has a brown and black coat and an athletic build. German shepherds are good herding and guiding dogs.

German Shepherd

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