#1: Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan malamutes are generally affectionate and friendly dogs and are even great win households with children, but, due to their size, they work best with children over 5 years old, otherwise it might accidentally knock over the child. They also need constant exercise because of their large size. If they don't exercise enough, they can become upset. Some people might also be wondering what sex of Alaskan Malamute is better to have, but they both have their cons. Males are known to "mark their territory", and un-spayed females go into heat twice per year, which can be an issue if a house dog. Both also shed a couple times a year, and require frequent grooming with a brush, However, the very thick fur is odorless.
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#2: Newfoundland Dog
Newfoundlands (also known as Newfies or Newfs) aren't naturally watchdogs or guard-dogs, they're more of a gentle, sweet, cuddly breed. Yet if it has a strong bond with it's owner, it can be protective. Despite it's large size, Newfoundlands are loving and sweet-tempered dogs. They have moderate shedding, so they only require grooming two to three times per week. Newfoundlands also need daily exercise or will become a lazy dog particularly easy. A run around the yard, a trip to the park, a swim in the pool, (they're great at swimming,) anything to keep your Newfoundland from becoming a couch potato.
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#3: Great Dane
Great Danes are playful and sweet, understanding dogs. They're gentle with children and are protective when necessary. They shed a regular amount all year. Great Danes also need daily exercise, like any dog, but it's gigantic size makes it need a bit over average. Great Danes really aren't great guard dogs, however they are very capable of attacking intruders if they want. They make better watchdogs. Great Danes probably have the loudest, scariest bark, so they can easily run off people they don't like.
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Borzois are sensitive, gentle, and respectful. Although they're not gigantic, they're pretty big for a dog. They can be very timid, so if you want them to know and not be shy around someone, proper socialization is required. Borzois only shed a little, and about once per year it gets worse for a few weeks. Of course they need exercise, preferably a daily walk on a leash, otherwise your Borzoi will need a safe, fenced in yard to run around in. They can be extremely stubborn and if they run loose and get in some traffic.. Well, just try to exercise your Borzoi in a park.
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#5: Rough Collie
Rough collies are loyal, intelligent, active companions who love children and get along with them as they are extremely energetic and playful. Surprisingly, these super fluffy dogs are amazing guard-dogs and watchdogs, too. They're even calm and cuddly enough to be good therapy dogs! Their shedding goes all year long and since it's so big and fluffy, it sheds a lot all year long. They should also be allowed to go on daily runs for forty-five to sixty minute walks everyday.
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