Large Breeds

a labrador retriever by a lake

Labrador Retriever

Labrador retrievers are friendly, active, outgoing dogs. Females typically weigh between 59-77 lbs. and stand 21-23” high while males weigh between 60-88 lbs. and stand 22-24” high. They are great with children and other pets, making them wonderful family dogs.

Other Labrador retriever facts:
• Easy to train
• Shed seasonally
• High energy
• Playful, fun disposition

a german shepherd staying alert

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are smart, confident and courageous dogs. Females grow to weigh between 48-70 lbs. and stand 21-23” high, while males weigh between 66-88 lbs. and stand 23-25” high. They have a thick, double-short coat that requires weekly grooming.

Other German Shepherd facts:
• Very active, require regular exercise
• Intelligent
• Respect and protect their owners
• Loyal, wonderful companions

a muddy goldendoodle laying in the grass


Goldendoodles are affectionate, gentle, intelligent puppies. This breed is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle — the result being a light-to-non-shedding dog, good for allergy sufferers. Most Goldendoodles weigh between 50-70 lbs. and stand 19-23” high.

Other Goldendoodle facts:
• Easy to train
• Great family pet
• Require weekly brushing and grooming
• Highly social
• Need plenty of room to play

a golden retriever laying down

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever pups are intelligent, friendly, and devoted. They have a water-repellant double coat that sheds seasonally and requires weekly grooming. Female Golden Retrievers weigh between 60-65 lbs. and stand 21-22” high. Males can weigh between 65-75 lbs. and stand 23-24” high.

Other Golden Retriever facts:
• Active dogs that require daily exercise
• Friendly temperament
• Lush golden coat
• Seeks to please
• Excellent family pets
• Great with children and other pets

a black and white siberian husky alert in the snowy tundra

Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are mischievous, loyal, and outgoing dogs. They have thick coats that require weekly brushing, but are ideal for cool temperatures. Female huskies grow to about 35-50 lbs. and 20-22” high, while males weigh between 44-59 and stand 20-23” high.

Other Siberian Husky facts:
• Alert, loyal, eager to please
• Love to spend time with their humans
• Easy to train
• Lots of energy
• Require daily exercise

a brown and white boxer with a forest in the background


Boxers are fun-loving, bright, active pups. Male boxers can weigh between 60-70 lbs. and stand between 22-25” high, while females will weigh between 55-65 lbs. These dogs are strong and active and require plenty of exercise. They are athletic and graceful and a popular family dog.

Other Boxer facts:
• Short, shiny, smooth coat
• Muscular frame
• Like to jump and leap
• Highly intelligent
• Require training as puppies

a newfoundland looking off into the distance


Newfoundlands are sweet, devoted, and patient pups. Male Newfoundlands can grow to 132-154 lbs. and 28-30” high while females can weigh between 99-121 lbs. and stand 21-27” high. The size and strength of Newfoundlands makes them ideal guard dogs, but their sweet disposition makes them great for children and families.

Other Newfoundland facts:
• Great swimmers
• Strong with a heavy coat
• Wonderful with children
• Highly trainable
• Rarely bark

a saint bernard in the woods by a cabin

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards are friendly, patient, and outgoing dogs. This large breed pup will grow to be a whopping 141-264 lbs. and 28-35” high. While their size may be intimidating, these gentle giants are extremely friendly and great with children. You’ll want to make sure your Saint Bernard has space to roam, such as a fenced yard, but these dogs love to stay close to home.

Other Saint Bernard facts:
• Breeds are short and long haired, all will shed and require regular grooming
• Slow moving, calm
• Require short daily walks
• Should be socialized at a young age with people and other animals
• Highly intelligent, easy to train

a rottweiler looking into the camera and being alert


The Rottweiler is a loyal, loving guard dog. These puppies will grow to be about 85-130 lbs. and between 22-27” high. They have a natural territorial instinct that can be harnessed in a positive way when you put in the time to train them. They are smart, confident guardians, and need to be reminded that you are in charge. When trained well, Rottweilers are loyal, loving, and calm.

Other Rottweiler facts:
• Large, stocky, muscular frame
• Handsome and easy to groom
• Have an intimidating appearance, good for guarding your home
• Active; requires at least two workouts a day