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18 of the World’s Largest Dog Breeds — Big Dogs

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What is the largest dog breed in the world? From mighty English Mastiffs to mighty Bernese Mountain Dogs, there are plenty of giant puppies out there that will take over the entire couch and protect their owners. Some dogs are heavier than others due to their bone structure, while other large breeds are tall and thin.

Whether you’re looking for a new dog to adopt or just curious, get ready to fall in love with these great dog breeds…

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The English Mastiff is officially the largest dog breed in the world, weighing up to 200 pounds. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, an English Mastiff dog named Zorba weighed 300 pounds and was 27 inches tall in 1981. Impressive!

Bernese Mountain Dogs are large puppies, weighing up to 65 kg when fully grown. Famous for their affection and good nature, Bernese Mountain Dogs are considered one of the least aggressive dogs towards humans, making them excellent family dogs.

The PDSA once told us, “You’ll need to keep in mind that Bernese Mountain Dogs can be expensive dogs to own, especially due to the amount of food they need! The cost of insurance as well as the fees Vets are also generally higher, due to their larger breed and some of the health issues they are prone to.”

The Doberman Pinscher has a total length of 102 to 117 cm, making it a fairly large breed to own. They will need plenty of room to run around and a minimum of two hours of exercise a day to help burn off their high amounts of energy.

Thinking of adopting a Scottish Deerhound? These puppies are a large breed of dogs that were once bred to hunt red deer while running. He is among the tallest of all dog breeds, and is also athletic and affectionate.

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

Considered one of Switzerland’s oldest dog breeds, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a very large dog that often weighs 100 pounds. Heavy-built, they are known to be friendly, kind, and energetic.

Friendly Bloodhounds are large dogs with long floppy ears, wrinkled skin, and an incredible sense of smell. They are super active and need lots of exercise, so make great pets for people who like to get out and about on a regular basis.

This strong and powerful dog breed hails from the mountainous regions of northern Japan. Originally developed for hunting bear, deer and wild boar, they are among the greatest breeds to own.

Great Danes are huge, powerful and strong dogs that originated in Germany. Despite their size, they get along well with children and are particularly protective of their masters.

The Newfoundland is a large and strong breed of dog that was originally used as a working dog to pull fisherman’s nets. Known for their friendliness, these sweet puppies love children and are incredibly intelligent.

Golden Retrievers are happy dogs who love their owners and are affectionate. They are large dogs that need more than two hours of exercise a day, which means they are best suited to owners who have a garden and lead an active lifestyle.

This large, muscular dog has a generous coat and gentle disposition hailing from the town of Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. These giant puppies can weigh anywhere from 90 to 150 pounds, so you’ll need to make extra space on your couch.

The St. Bernard is a large, muscular dog that can reach a height of 30 inches and a weight of 180 pounds. A member of the Mastiff family, it is one of the largest dog breeds in the world.

Labrador Retrievers are energetic, beautiful and rewarding pets that will enrich their owners’ lives in an instant. With a strong body and a robust size, the maximum height for a male is 60 cm, which places him in the category of medium-sized dogs.

The Kennel Club once told us, “They are instinctively friendly and get along with everyone they meet, including people and other dogs! Truly, as a breed, they are known as an affectionate and loyal all-rounder. .”

These friendly, good-sized dogs are typically about 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh 70 pounds (males). They are heavy and large dogs with a thick and heavy coat.

The Giant Schnauzer is a dog breed developed in the 17th century in Germany, and can stand up to 27.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 95 pounds.

“A Giant Schnauzer is an excellent choice for active owners with a larger home and garden, who are looking for an energetic and loyal four-legged friend,” the Kennel Club previously told us.

The Great Pyrenees is a giant dog, averaging between 27 and 32 inches tall for a male and 25 to 29 inches for a female. They are renowned for being a devoted canine companion, loved for their affectionate and gentle nature.

This Italian breed, often used as a guard dog, is a powerful dog weighing up to 120 pounds. They were originally bred for guarding, herding and hunting.

Bred in the South African region, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a strong, muscular, balanced and athletic dog. Despite their large size, they are loyal and protective of their owners and families.

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