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what is a good large family dog?

what breed of dog is a good family dog... we have a small dog now and would also like a large dog ... which breed do you think would be good... we have one child who will be about when we get another dog

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 4:21 PM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Pets

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  • a great dane.. they are big but they are the best dogs for kids i think..

    Answer by ArlieBeeMee at 4:22 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • a boxer! sweet kind loyal dogs

    Answer by peytonJJ27 at 4:23 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • I have 2 great danes, although i love my dogs and they love my son they are just to clumbsy to be around him. Gentle giants but mostly dumb as a box of rocks. I love golden retreivers, that's what i had before i got my great danes, he was easy to potty train, loveable as all heck, however there was quite the bit of hair that came off of him, so i bought a pet trimmer and did that a few times a year, another dog would be a lab same temperment as a golden retriever, but a little larger.

    Answer by Bluesdawg02 at 4:26 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • We are about to get a St.Bernard puppy (we have an almost 2 year old daughter). Can't wait, St.Bernards are big friendly cuddle bears. :)

    Answer by ladysavage at 4:28 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • I would say either a great dane or doberman pinscher

    I have a doberman mix, well 2 actually, they are great family dogs and guard dogs...they multi-task

    Answer by Dom123123 at 4:29 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • How big do you want...english mastiff, great dane, burmese mountian dog,newfoundland they are all very large. A more medium to large would be labs, walker coonhound (one of the best dogs I have ever had with kids and other animals), standard poodle. Go to and they have all sorts of info on differnt breeds that might work for you.

    Answer by Carajust at 4:32 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • golden retriever


    Answer by Safirejewl at 4:34 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • or a German shepherds

    Answer by peytonJJ27 at 4:37 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • The labs and the retrievers are great with kids! you can trust that no matter what a kid does to them they won't fight back and bite or attack.
    They are devoted and loyal and love being active, so between the dog and the kids they can wear each other out, lol

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 4:38 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • rocwieler, laberbor, golden retriever, beagle, german shaprd. I also highly recommend a mutt from the pound. My dog is a mutt lab/grey hound and is great withthe kids plus at 9 still loves to play. We also had a rottie/german shepard and she was even better the kids we able to crawl all over her she would just lay there.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 4:43 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

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