You’re searching for a gentle giant — a pet that can keep up with your busy, on-the-go lifestyle but that can also be a ginormous cuddle companion on the couch at a moment’s notice.There are many strong breeds of dogs to choose from, each unique in its own way and many of them bred for their ability to put their muscles to use when needed.
Newfoundlands combine strength with a high level of endurance, saving drowning victims by swimming long distances.
Clearly, they make fabulous life preservers and, thanks to their fluffy fur, pillows.
Fun Fact: Believed to have descended from dogs that herded for the Romans, the Rottweiler gets its name from the cattle town of Rottweil in Germany.
Standing between 32 and 34 inches, the AKC notes that this classic canine is the tallest of all their accepted breeds.
Not only are they muscular, athletic and energetic, according to the AKC, these dogs are most happy when they’ve got jobs on their to-do list.