2. German Mastiff
Mastiffs make good pets for children. In fact, these are gentle giants that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. These are also good guard dogs. It is very protective to its master. There are many types of mastiffs that you can choose from. One of the most popular Mastiffs around is the Great Dane.
Great Dane is among the tallest dogs out there. The Great Dane is typically used for hunting especially in the old times. By 17th century, these dogs have been considered dogs for German Nobility.
It has a friendly temperament perfect for any home. However, because of its size, only few families could have this type of dog. Though it is great around children, you also have to consider the fact that Great Danes experience fearfulness or even aggression if they are not introduced properly to a new stimulus.