Dogs That Look Dangerous but Actually Are Sweethearts

American Bulldog

This dog breed is a muscular, robust and agile dog, with very powerful jaws and large heads.These beasts can pull 500 pounds of steel in their sleep and although they make great watchdogs, they are even better family dogs.

American bulldog

American Pitbull Terrier

Purebred pit bulls were bred to be dog fighters making them prone to attack other dogs. But when it comes to people, they are totally sweet and will melt in your lap.

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They are strong and square dogs. They love to walk and play. Unlike their aggressive look, they can play well with kids. They are bright, energetic and playful breed. The Boxer has a stoic stance makes and intelligent, loving and delightful companion.


Cane Corso

This dog breed is powerful and imposing, highly suspicious of strangers, and extremely protective of and loyal to their family. With the correct training and socialization, this breed makes a wonderful companion dog. The Cane Corso Mastiff is a fearless family protector.

Cane Corso

Dogue de Bordeaux

Otherwise known as the French Mastiff, the Dogue de Bordeaux weighs in at 150 pounds and is about 27 inches tall. Despite its Jabba the Hut like appearance, these are actually one of the sweetest dogs you will ever come across. This breed becomes extremely attached and devoted to their family.



Doberman pinschers are dogs that were originally bred to protect and defend. This dog breed is extremely loyal and defensive of their family and home. The Doberman Pinscher is best suited to a home with older  children.


Great Dane

Great Danes are one of the largest and most notable breeds. These massive canines are really gentle and love everybody making great family dogs.


Irish Wolfhound

At first glance, these towering creatures look a lot like dinosaurs. But they are quite the epitome of gentle giants when it comes to dogs. They are the tallest of all dog breeds reaching a whopping 32 inches. It’s scrawny body type and wiry grey hair don’t make it the cutest breed, but its pleasant and calm disposition make it the ideal family dog.

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They are protective guardians, but will be mellow and loving when in the company of their people. The dogs are friendly and playful, and make great pets if socialized to a variety of people, places and animals from puppyhood.



German Shepherd

He’s got a reputation for being a great watchdog — and he is — but the German Shepherd should never be chained or tethered just to stand guard. German Shepherds can be aloof and suspicious of strangers. The German Shepherd is happiest living indoors with the family, but with access to a large, fenced yard, where he can burn off some of his natural energy.