At times in its history the Rottweiler dog breed has had an undeserved bad rap but there is no doubt that with the right training, socialization, diet, exercise, Rotties make fine family companions, gentle, calm, loyal and protective..
The mighty Molosser with the melting face, the Neapolitan Mastiff is an impressive, majestic dog, loyal, calm and imposing. They make excellent family dogs but they require consistent early training, and that the family members all have a high tolerance for slobber.
One of the most recognizable and popular dog breeds in the world, the German Shepherd is known for its loyalty, intelligence, and versatility. They are also athletic and highly trainable and can work with their handlers under extreme pressure which makes them popular in police, the military, and for search and rescue.
The striking red Dogue de Bordeaux is a French mastiff, most recognizable in the US as “the Hooch dog”. It is a loyal, intelligent breed with a dramatic history of near extinction and rebirth.
According to the AKC, Great Danes, also known as Gran Danés, or Dogo Alemán, should be friendly, courageous, and powerful dogs. Ask any Great Dane owner and they are likely to add goofy, needy, and loving to that list. Another thing they would all agree on is that once you have had a Great Dane in your life, it is likely to be the breed you choose for the rest of your life.