You know how the saying goes: Never judge a book by its cover. The same can be said of dogs, believe it or not. While some breeds may appear rough and tumble from the outside, you might actually be surprised how many of those breeds that appear menacing are, in fact, nothing but cuddly pups just waiting to be loved.
We contacted the American Kennel Club to find out what some of the most popular "deceptively docile" dog breeds are. Here's a list of the top six.
With their large and strong build, Great Danes may appear intimidating at first, but the breed is actually known as a "gentle giant" due to their calm and loving dispositions. These dogs make great family pets, needing minimal grooming and daily exercise, according to the AKC.
Although they're one of the biggest breeds recognized by the AKC, Mastiffs are actually gentle and loyal companions to their owners.