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Saint Bernard

We couldn't possibly leave out one of the most quintessential canine protectors: the Saint Bernard. This massive dog is known for her history of rescuing stranded travelers in the Swiss Alps. A full-grown Saint Bernard weighs 130 to 180 pounds, big enough that a little supervised roughhousing with the kids isn't going to hurt her. However, that size means she's also able to accidentally topple a toddler, so you'll need to be careful with that. Those who love her can attest that the Saint Bernard's big heart perfectly matches her big size.

(Eva Maria Kramer, Animal Photography)

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