20 photos of puppies that turned into guard dogs

Puppies can grow a lot and turn into big dogs with a tender heart.

All dogs go from being a cute little ball of fur, to a large four-legged companion that is an integral part of the family.

Here are 20 before-and-after photos of puppies who grew up to be massive.

1. The Alaskan Malamute, a large sled dog

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2. The Great Dane can be over a meter long.

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3. The standard Schnauzer makes a wonderful guard dog.

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4. Not quite a big dog, the Tibetan Terrier is still a considerable size dog as an adult.

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5. The Borzoi is a dog of Russian origin characterized by its very long and silky coat.

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6. Its body shape makes it seem like a “tough” dog, but the Pitbull is actually a dog with a soft heart.

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7. Big things come in little packages, like the Sheltie.

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8. As its name suggests, the Neapolitan Mastiff originally comes from Naples. It is an extremely large dog and requires serious and adequate training to be a good guard dog.

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9. The Saluki is a relatively large, extremely intelligent dog native to the Middle East.

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10. The Bull Terrier is an English dog that is characterized by its oval-shaped head. It was originally a hunting dog, but it is now a very good companion dog.

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11. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very strong dog but is also extremely good with children.

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12. The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized dog with a long coat giving it a very imposing appearance. This is a sled dog.

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13. The Labrador Retriever is a great companion, but it also makes a good hunting dog.

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14. The English Bulldog has short, stubby legs but is very strong and medium-sized.

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15. The Dachshund is a dog that is by no means large, but it has a very imposing personality.

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16. The German Shepherd is an excellent companion dog.

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17. The Bearded Collie doesn’t get too big, but its very long coat makes it look bigger.

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18. The Doberman Pinscher is a dog that can be scary but is very loyal to his master.

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19. The Briard is a shaggy dog.

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20. The German Shorthaired Pointer has an imposing jaw but is gentle with children.

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