While many people would consider themselves "dog people," the preferences can get more specific than that, as some people prefer big dogs, small dogs, active dogs, etc...
via: Daily MailWell, if you like small pups that can fit in your purse or hand...this probably isn't the gallery for you. However, if you're a fan of giant dogs that more closely resemble bears or buffaloes, you're going to delight in photos of 18 enormous breeds. Some are common, some are very rare. All are huge. Enjoy!
via: APIPerhaps the best-known big dog of the bunch.
via: InstagramIf you wish poodles were...bigger...this is the dog for you.
Bordeaux Mastiff (French Mastiff)
via: InstagramThe first of many, many mastiff breeds you'll see on this list.
via: TwitterIt looks like the lovechild of Falcor and a shag carpet, doesn't it? It's not a common dog, which is good, because just imagine bathing it!
via: Live DoorIf you're looking for a snow dog that's huge, here's your beast.
via: Instagram(Smaller dog for scale.)
via: FlickrLike a regular schnauzer, but...giant.
Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff)
via: InstagramThis breed looks like the king of pit bulls, doesn't it?
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
via: InstagramCuddly with good coloring, these have become more popular in recent years.
via: PinterestRemember these as the mastiffs that always look worried.
via: InstagramThese mastiffs look more cuddly than scary.
via: InstagramLike a pit bull that's been inflated.
Bernese Mountain Dog
via: InstagramThey're known for their beautiful coats and lush coloring.
via: InstagramThe most slender of the bunch, these guys are fast.
via: InstagramThese are known to be tall, slender, and VERY slobbery.
via: InstagramThe last mastiff entry. Not exactly a lap dog, is it?
via: InstagramThey're not known to get huge, but they can be bred much larger than your average ones are.
via: InstagramIt may look like mostly hair, but they can get over 80 pounds, easy.