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VetStreet.com: 9 Large Breeds That Are Great Family Dogs

Large Breeds Might Fit Right in With Your Family

When searching for the right dog to add to your family, your first instinct might be to bring home a tiny little thing that your kids can cradle in their laps. But we're here to remind you that the best dog for you may be a larger breed.

Big dogs like Labrador Retrievers and Saint Bernards can become a child's protector, adventure buddy and best friend. Check out our photo gallery to see nine large breeds that can be good for families.

Labrador Retriever

There's a reason the iconic Labrador Retriever has been America's most popular dog for 23 consecutive years — any Lab lover will tell you that they can be the perfect family dog. A Labrador tends to become everyone's devoted best friend, especially when you tire him out with daily walks and games of fetch.

(Barbara O'Brien, Animal Photography)

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