Pros And Cons Of Giant Dog Breeds

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Dog breeds that typically weigh over 100 pounds belong to the giant dog breeds category. But their big sizes belie a gentle demeanor. That’s why many people love giant dogs. Here are important pros and cons of giant dog breeds:

Pros

Typically, they have very gentle dispositions, affectionate, and very loyal. Most don’t really have very high energy levels and won’t need lots of physical activity. Also, many breeds of giant dogs are fairly easy to train.

Cons

Their size means that they will need more food than what smaller dogs consume. There is also an increase cost in pet supplies as well as veterinary care. Some giant dog breeds have large jowls, which equates to lots of drool. Many large dogs are also prone to bone and joint problems as well as health issues like bloat.

Unfortunately, giant dog breeds have a short lifespan than the average canine. Their average lifespan is only 6-10 years while most dogs can live for up to 12-15 years.

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