10 Most Largest Dog Breeds
We wrote an article about 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds here and it looks like there are a lot of dog fans in our readers. This article is about dogs too, just the biggest ones. Larger dogs can bring a lot of fun and joy to a house, especially for kids. Despite their size, these huge dogs are generally loyal, well-tempered and good-natured animals. If you are considering a big dog, here are some examples for you. Check out 10 Most Largest Dog Breeds below.
10 – Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest of dog breeds. They generally weigh 40 to 69 kg and also they have a height of 28-35 inches. These dogs are intelligent, patient and generous breeds. Especially childrens love them because of their sweet natures.They aren’t recommended for guard duties.
09 – Leonberger
Leonbergers are proud and self-disciplined animals.They can stand 28 to 31.5 inches tall and weigh between 120 to 170 lbs. The breed’s name derives from the city of Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. According to legend, the Leonberger was ostensibly bred as a ‘symbolic dog’ that would mimic the lion in the town crest.
08 – St. Bernard
This giant dog is a working dog from the Swiss Alps.They are bred for rescue missions in mountain passes. It is really a huge dog, standing in from 27 to 35 inches at the withers. St. Bernard males can weigh anywhere between 73 to 117 kg. These dogs can be very loyal and friendly to owners.
07 – Great Dane
Males of Danes can weigh anywhere between 54 to 90 kg and also can reach a height of 30-34 inches. This is a beautiful dog and usually well manned breed that is patient with children. The Great Dane was originally bred as a hunting dog but is now bred as an exceptionally large companion dog.
06 – Newfoundland
The largest Newfoundland on record weighed 260 lbs and measured over 6 feet from nose to tail. Impressive right? They were bred to be working dogs who spend all of their waking time with their family. Newfoundland dogs are an extremely loving, patient and gentle dog that make for a great house pet.
05 – Neapolitan Mastiff
Usually weighing about 170 lbs, Neapolitan Mastiffs can also reach up to 200 lbs. They are fearless and extremely protective companions. They are naturally protective, calm yet wary, with unmatched devotion. This devotion can manifest itself as jealousy.
04 – English Mastiff
They can weigh anywhere from 110 lbs to 343 lbs. The height of a mastiff can range from 25 inches at the shoulder to 36 inches. They are one of the heaviest dog breeds but not the tallest.
03 – Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff)
The average Dogue de Bordeaux measures 23 to 30 inches, and weighs 120 to 145 pounds. French Mastiffs are powerful and imposing dogs. They have a fearless spirit and are ideal for guard duties.
02 – Perro de Presa Canario
This breed weighs in around 36 to 59 kg and stands at 21 to 25 inches. Perro de Presa Canario is a large and powerful dog that originated in the Canary Islands and was specifically developed for dog fighting and large game hunting.
01 – Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherds stands 29 to 36 inches and weighs between 90 and 150 pounds. This breed is a muscular breed with a thick neck and broad head, commonly used for guarding sheep from wolves, bears, jackals, and even cheetahs.