Here is the Top 10 worlds largest dog that looks like a gaint
10. Caucasian shepherd dog
- Popular in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Northern Caucasian area.
- Caucasian shepherds are strongly-boned, muscular dogs referred to as molossers.
- Measuring about 70 centimeters – 28 inches for females.
- And 75 centimeters – 30 inches for males.
- Furthermore, these dogs are definitely not lap dogs.
9. English mastiff
- The first mentions of these massive dogs date back to as early as the 6th century BC.
- During the Roman conquest of England, the loyalty and strength of mastiff impressed even Caesar.
- A typical male can weigh up to 250 pounds – 113 kg.
- But the heaviest mastiff ever recorded was a jaw-dropping 343-pound – 156 kg dog called Zorba who was the world´s heaviest and longest dog during its time.
8. Newfoundland dog
- Used as a work dog for fishermen.
- Newfoundland is a huge, intelligent dog famous for his excellent swimming abilities.
- Usually black but can also be brown, white or grey.
- Some Newfoundland males have been known to weigh over 90 kg with the largest on record weighed 120 kg
7. Komondor dog
- Referred to as ‘mop dog’.
- Komondor is a long-established powerful dog breed that has been used to guard livestock and other property.
- Easily recognizable thanks to its distinctive long and corded coat, Komondor comes from Hungary where it has been declared one of its national treasures, to be preserved and protected from modification.
- Female dog usually reach a height of about 28 inches – 70 cm and weigh in up to 110 pounds – 50 kg.
- Male dogs are slightly larger, averaging at 31.5 inches – 80 cm high and weighing up to 130 pounds – 60 kg.
6. Scottish deerhound
- The Scottish Deerhound, or simply the Deerhound, is a tall breed of hound once bred to hunt the red deer.
- Its antecedents were kept by the Scots and Picts (tribal people living in today U.K.), and used to help in the hunt for hoofed game.
- Males can be over 32 inches – 80 cm tall, and weigh up to 110 pounds – 50 kg.
- Females´ height is usually about 28 inches – 70 cm, weight ranges from 75 to 95 pounds – 35–43 kg.
- In the past, big size and strength were often desirable factors to breed into dogs, making them feared protectors and efficient hunters.
- There is no universal height or weight at which a breed is officially classified as a giant dog breed but some groups define giant breeds as those heavier than 100 pounds – 45 kg.
- Their height and weight can vary greatly though, some breeds are stout and heavy while others are tall and lean.
- The heaviest dog ever recorded was a St. Bernard named Benedictine who weighed an incredibly 366 pounds – 166 kg.
- However, despite their threatening body proportions, most of the biggest dog breeds often tend to be mildly tempered, relaxed animals and make excellent family pets.
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5. Neapolitan mastiff
- Neapolitan mastiff is another popular breed of mastiff.
- Although it’s not as gigantic as the English mastiff, the proportions of this dog are still very impressive – males weigh 130–155 pounds – 60-70 kg and females about 110–130 pounds – 50–60 kg.
- The Neapolitan mastiff is fearless and extremely protective of its home and family.
- They are unusually intelligent dogs with a tendency to be independent thinkers.
4. St. Bernard
- Originally bred for mountain rescue, the St. Bernard is a giant dog breed popular in Italian and Swiss Alps.
- Its proportions are enormous – the dogs can be up to 36 inches – 90 cm tall and weigh as much as 265 pounds 120 kg.
- The heaviest St. Bernard called Benedictine and weighed an incredible 366 pounds 166 kg.
- Another St. Bernard, Barry, was famous for saving somewhere between 40 and 100 human lives in the mountains.
3. The Irish wolfhound
- Originally developed from war hounds, Irish wolfhounds have been used for hunting and guarding.
- Standing at least 34 inches – 86 cm tall, they are one of the tallest of all dog breeds.
- Their weight, however, is not that enormous, averaging about 120 pounds – 55 kg for males
- And 105 pounds – 48 kg for females.
- Irish wolfhounds have a varied range of personalities and are most often noted for their personal quirks and individualism.
- But they are rarely mindless or aggressive.
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2. Russian black terrier
- A breed created in USSR during the late 1940s
- And also the early 1950s for use as a military/working dog.
- The Russian black terrier is a cross of about 17 different breeds.
- Males stand 72 to 78 cm – 28 to 30 inches at the withers and weigh up to 60 kg.
- Females are slightly smaller and also lighter.
- The Russian black terrier is a calm, confident, courageous and self-assured dog.
- He is highly intelligent and adapts well to training.
- Lifespan is up to 14 years, and it is a generally healthy dog .
- But they are sometimes prone to certain hereditary diseases such as hip or elbow dysplasia.
1. Great Dane
- The Great Dane is a German breed notable for its giant size.
- Their height often reaches well over 30 inches exactly 76 cm.
- And also there have been many Great Danes who have held the record for being the world´s tallest living dog.
- A Great Dane called Zeus which died September 2014 at the age of 5, stood 112 cm – 44 inches tall.
- They are generally friendly toward other dogs, other non-canine pets, and familiar humans.
- Their average life span is 6 to 8 years .
- But some Great Danes known to reach 10 years or even more.