It cannot be said in general terms that large dog breeds automatically need more exercise. This depends on the use and the respective breed. In general, especially hunting dogs such as Weimaraner or Labrador Retriever are great runners. While the Golden Retriever is sometimes called a family dog and tends to be more comfortable. But, each dog has its own character and this can differ from breed characteristics.
For a dog of a large dog breed it is important to offer him the necessary exercise. Often only the own garden is not enough.
Large dog breeds are more prone to diagnoses such as hip and elbow dysplasia, slipped discs, heart disease or osteochondrosis dissecans. A need-optimized diet has an important role in counteracting these health problems. But also the right physical exercise to strengthen or spare certain parts of the body. Under no circumstances should a large dog with a relevant diagnosis only be rested! It should also be noted that a large dog cannot be carried easily when injured.
The Bernese mountain dog is intelligent, majestic, obedient, docile and cozy, he can live up to 9 years. He originally comes from Switzerland, where he was used as a guard dog or herding dog in the Alps. The coat of this dog, which can weigh up to 54 kg, is very distinctive: black with a white chest and paws with reddish-brown markings. With a height of up to 70cm at the withers he belongs to the large dog breeds.
He is especially known for his cream, golden to dark red coat. The family-friendly dog is not only intelligent, trustful and self-confident, but above all very motivated and eager to learn. This makes him the perfect retriever dog. The Golden Retriever is also often used as a guide dog, he can reach an age of up to 12 years and a weight of up to 34kg. With a height of up to 61cm at the withers, he belongs to the large dog breeds.
The Labrador originally comes from Newfoundland. It is said that he is particularly well suited as a "beginner's dog", because he is easy to train, playful, people-oriented, good-natured and alert. Nevertheless a Lab must also be educated! Short, black to light brown fur, as well as especially the floppy ears are the trademark of Labradors. He can get up to 14 years old and can weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. With a height of up to 60 cm at the withers he belongs to the large dog breeds.