11 Large Velcro Dog Breeds – Find A Big Dog That Sticks To You Like Glu

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What do you think of big dogs? Are you looking for the next love of your life with whom you can spend a lot of time?

I have created a list of eleven large breed dogs that will be loyal companions from day one in this post.

On my list the Giant Schnauzer is the shortest and lightest breed measuring about 26″ tall and weighing about 70 lbs.

However many of the breeds are over 30″ in height and weigh over 100 lbs! 

Now without further ado lets look at my list of large velcro dog breeds

1. Great Dane

A characteristic of these dogs is that they love attention. Even though they are so large they are calm and friendly.

Children as well as other dogs and pets get along well with them.

This will require a great deal of effort in training them otherwise a dog of this size that does not know its place could be a lot of trouble.

Origins and purpose: The breed is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt and Greece.

It is possible that both the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound were used to create the Great Dane of today.  

The dogs were named after large dogs that were often seen in Denmark although they were never extensively bred there. 

Mantle fawn blue brindle

31″ in height

The weight of the dog is 150 pounds

Eight to ten years is the average lifespan

It is true that they require a lot of exercises but not until they are about 18 months old. During a puppys immature stage it is important to limit exercise to protect their muscles and joints. 

In addition to that walks of about an hour are fine. Even better running allows the dog to stretch those long legs to the fullest extent. 

2. Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds have a soft and loyal personality for such a large breed. These dogs are wonderful family dogs because they are so gentle and laid back around the house- perfect for a household with children. These dogs have super-sized hearts!

The existence of the organization dates back to at least the 1st century in Ireland. 

The versatility of these dogs is astounding.

A variety of purposes were served by them such as protecting livestock guarding homes hunting boar and deer and killing predators such as wolves.

They were also trained for wartime use in order to topple knights off their horses. 

They are black white brindle fawn and grey in color. 

32″ in height

The weight of the dog is 120 pounds

Six to nine years is the average life expectancy 

Moderate to high energy levels. An average of two walks is 45- 60 minutes per day for these animals. 

3. Newfoundland

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Name and purpose: Its name is derived from the area with the same name in Eastern Canada. Some say that Newfoundlands are descendants of black bears!

Their introduction to the area is more likely to have been through the cross-breeding of European dogs like St. Bernards or Great Pyrenees with native Indian dogs.  

Fishing nets and carts with fishing equipment were pulled by them using their webbed feet. 

Colors include black black and white grey and brown. 

Height: 28 inches

The weight of the dog is 140 pounds

Eight to ten years is the average lifespan

As a result of their large size and weight Newfoundlands require careful exercise. A moderate pace is appropriate for them 

4. St Bernard

A genuine gentle giant with a desire to please. Such loyal and loving dogs make excellent family pets. 

A famous mountain pass that links Switzerland and Italy is the inspiration behind the name St Bernard. The monks trained them to rescue travelers in snowstorms and bring them back to the hospice. 

Dogs had been used by monks to rescue travelers as early as the 900s. We all know and love St. Bernard but he is believed to date back to the 19th century. 

The species is brownish-yellow with red and white markings and a red-brown brindle. 

29″ in height

The weight of this person is 160 pounds

Eight to ten years is the average lifespan

Exercise needs are moderate. Though they can sprint they would not do it very often since they were built for comfort. They enjoy walking at a moderate pace. Swimming is their favorite pastime. 

5. Akita

There must be a competition for the most havelcro’ or loyal dog for this breed. 

Until one day his owner died at the train station an Akita named Hachiko accompanied his owner to and from the station every day.

Hachiko was adopted by his owners family and walked to and from the station to wait for his owner for the next nine years. 

In the mountains of northern Japan these dogs were bred to hunt elk boar and small bears. 

Samurai warriors used them from the 16th century to the 19th century as bodyguards. 

There are four colors: red brindle ginger and white. 

Height: 27 inches

I weigh 115 pounds

Ten to twelve years is the average life expectancy. 

These dogs need lots of energy as they love to walk run or play.

You can spend up to two hours a day on it. 

6. Kuvasz

This breed of dog loves nothing more than to be beside their family all day long. 

In spite of their large size and muscularity they are exceptionally intelligent and sensitive. 

Ancient Iraqi clay boards were found with the name “Ku-assa” written on them. The boards were thought to have been used to protect horses. 

It was King Mathias 1st of Hungary who established the modern breed in the 15th century. Unlike soldiers and courtiers Mathias trusted dogs more so these dogs were trained to become “bodyguards” rather than to hunt large game. 

The colors are white and black 

Height: 28-29 inches

The weight should range between 90 and 110 pounds

The energy level is high. It will take at least an hour of vigorous exercise for him and he will need a large garden and a fence.

7. Rottweiler

This breed is known for its exceptional loyalty.

Despite being a large breed with a muscular appearance they are wrongly tarnished with a reputation for being aggressive. 

In the right hands they can make great family pets and will likely follow you around the house desperate for attention or just to be given something to do! 

It is believed that Rottweilers were used in Roman times to guard and herd cattle while troops were on long marches. 

In the town of Rottweil in Southern Germany this breed flourished under the influence of the breeders.

Over time it was used in other ways including pulling carts loaded with butchers meat as the need for driving cattle declined. 

Black with rusty markings varying from mahogany to mahogany. 

A height of 25-27″

Weight: 110 to 130 pounds

Eight to ten years is the average lifespan

The energy level is high. They enjoy running swimming and playing. Any runner would enjoy them. 

8. The great Pyrenees

The great Pyrenees are calm dogs that are loyal to their human families and love children. They are surprisingly gentle for their size. They also exhibit a lot of patience. 

Origin and purpose: Bred for guarding sheep on the mountain slopes of the Pyrenees. The breed is believed to have originated around 3000 years ago. 

Following their capture by Louis XIV the dogs were briefly known as “the royal dogs of France” during the 17th century. 

There is a possibility that they were used to create the Newfoundland islands. 

The colors are white grey red tan badger.

Height range: 27-32″

The weight should range between 90 and 110 pounds

Ten to twelve years is the average life expectancy 

Surprisingly low levels of energy. You should be able to walk for about 20 minutes. Nevertheless they do have a reputation for being wanderers so they might need to be kept on a leash. 

9. Doberman Pinscher

Character: Aggressive dogs are another breed that has a bad reputation. In reality they are quite the opposite.

These dogs will be very loyal and affectionate when properly trained and socialized. 

Named after their creator (Loius Doberman) who as a tax collector needed protection at work! They were created in the late 1800s. 

In WW1 they were used as military dogs which was an impressive accomplishment for such a “young” breed. 

Dobermans come in a variety of colors besides the black with rust spots most people think of.

Red and rust fawn and rust and black are among them. 

Height: 27 inches

The weight of the cat is 90 pounds

Ten to thirteen years is the average life expectancy

The energy level is high 

10. German Shepherd

A German Shepherd is one of the most recognizable breeds of dogs in the world and they are known for their aggressive nature. However their reputation is not entirely accurate. 

Dogs like these tend to create strong bonds with their owners and are very loyal. 

Their origins and purposes can be traced back to the 7th century. The breed was originally bred to herd sheep but at the start of the 20th century there were only a few remaining.  

They were trained to be used by the police and military in order to increase their numbers. Their use during World War I was highly regarded.  

The following colors are used: black and tan red and black black sable

The height should be between 25 and 27 inches

The weight of the dog is between 75 and 85 pounds

Approximately 10-13 years of life expectancy

Exercise vigorously to increase energy levels

11. Giant Schnauzer

Characteristics: These dogs are not only enthusiastic about having a job to do but they also enjoy working with a human family member. 

Breed in Germany for driving cattle to market in the mid-19th century.  Innkeepers and farmers also used them as guard dogs.

Police and the military use them in modern times. 

Black salt and pepper

A height of 25-27″

The weight of the animal is between 60 and 80 pounds

Approximately 15 years of life expectancy

Very high levels of energy. The dogs have to be walked vigorously or put to work if they are to be working dogs. 


My Golden Retriever Sylvie is a velcro dog but she isnot quite tall enough or heavy enough to qualify for this list.

However she sleeps at my feet all day and moves when I do. Occasionally she complains that we play gooseberry!

My experience compiling this list has shown me how wonderful breeds like Dobermans German Shepherds and Rottweilers are.

They mostly just want to please their owners and work for them. 

Clearly all of these breeds just need us to be as dedicated to them as they are to us even though we use the term “velcro” very lightly.   

In conclusion I think the largest velcro dog breed that deserves my vote is the Akita named Hachiko. The story is incredible. 

If you want to read more about dog breeds read here: Dog Breeds Updates.

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