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Oh yes, ‘Bigger is Better’ whether it’s a car or a dog. Around the world, you can find several large dog breeds and most of them are bred for Purpose.

In the ancient time, large dogs were bred to work all day as they are of great endurance to protect the farmer’s livestock.

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1. Great Dane - Apollo of dogs

Yes Indeed, German-breed Great Dane deserves the first spot for its Giant size. You can find this breed in several colors that include Black, Fawn, Blue, Mantle, Brindle, and Harlequin.

Great Dane is one of the biggest dog breeds in the world. They are popularly called German Mastiff or Deutsche Dogge in Germany whereas in France people know this breed as 'Dogue Allemand'.

They are of friendly nature and are referred to be a ‘gentle giant’. Previously, Great Dane named Zeus (died in 2014) held the record of world tallest dog that measures 44 inches.

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  • Height: 30-31 inches (Male), 28-31 inches (Female)
  • Weight: 50-82 Kg
  • Life Span: 6-8 Years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Germany

2. Neapolitan Mastiff - Known as Mastino Napoletano In Italy

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The Neapolitan Mastiff is an Italian Giant breed considered as a guard dog. Training is not mandatory as they are a natural guard dog. They are fearless, obedient, and stubborn.

Because of their massive looks, Loose skins, broad wrinkles regards as one of the largest aggressive dog breeds in the World. Neapolitan Mastiff dog breeders also called this breed as Mastino.

Protective instinct is the most important feature of Neapolitan Mastiff. They are available in five different shades like Black, Tawny, Blue, and Mahogany.

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  • Height: 63-77 cm (Male), 58-70 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 60-70 kg (Male), 50-60 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 8-10 Years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Italy

3. Bullmastiff - A result of Cross Between Bulldog and Mastiff

The Bull Mastiff is Giant sized English breed with a compact build and short muzzle. Since the 19th century, this dog breed has strong bonding with human civilization. In fact, bull Mastiff shares the bloodlines of English Mastiff and the old English Bulldog that are extinct.

Bull Mastiff is considered as quiet, Reliable, Loyal, Alert, Powerful and Courageous dog.

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  • Height: 64-68 cm (Male), 61-66 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 50-59 kg (Male), 45-54 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 8-10 Years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: United Kingdom

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4. Newfoundland - Also Known as Newfie or Newf

The Newfoundland dog is a giant working dog, originated from the island of Newfoundland. Being a remarkable swimmer, they were famous among the English sailor since the 18th century.  

Newfoundland dog breeders claim that these breeds are intelligent, calm and gentle. Most often, they are available in Brown, Grey, and Black-white.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 66-71 cm (Male), 61-66 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 65-80 Kg (Male), 55-65 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 8-10 Years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Canada, England

5. Dogue De Bordeaux - Also known as Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff

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The Dogue De Bordeaux is a French giant size breed with powerful muscles. Most often, they were used to pull the heavy loads.

In ancient time, elite people prefer this breed to guard their cattle. Since the 14th century, they have strong bonding with human civilizations.  

Quick Guides

  • Height: 61-69 cm (Male), 58-66 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 68 Kg (Male), 57Kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 5-8 Years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: France

6. Cane Corso - Italian Mastiff

The Cane Corso is Giant mastiff breed, originated from Italy. They are a complex and powerful dog.They have a big head with a massive rectangular body and are available in black, gray, fawn and red color.

Cane Corsoise stable, quiet and even-tempered. 

Quick Guides

  • Height: 62-70 cm Male), 58-66 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 45-50 kg (Male), 40-45 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Italy

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7. Great Pyrenees - Known as Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Great Pyrenees is a large sized dog, used to raise as Livestock guard dog. Most often, they were bred by the farmers of Pyrenees Mountain, the border between France and Spain.

The research stated that they have strong bonding with humans since 3000 B.c. During renaissance period, Great Pyrenees was popular among the elite people of France.

Nurturing Instinct is the most important feature of Great Pyrenees. 

Quick Guides

  • Height: 70-82 cm (Male), 65-74 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 50-54 Kg (Male), 36-41 Kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Spain, France

8. Bernese Mountain Dog - Also known as Berner Sennenhund

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The Bernese mountain dog is Swiss Giant breed dog from Swiss Alps. Originally, they are considered as the farm dog. In ancient time, they are often used to pull the cart and draft the animals. They are muscular and longer of average height.

They are intelligent, faithful and affectionate.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 61-71 cm (Male), 56-66 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 39-50 Kg (Male), 36-48 Kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 6-8 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Switzerland

9. Tibetan Mastiff - Nomad Dog Originated in China

Tibetan Mastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed, originated from nomadic culture of India, China, Mongolia, and Nepal. This breed was specially bred for hunting and cattle protection from wolves, leopards, bears, and tigers.

Many breeders claim that Tibetan mastiffs have lion’s blood and are very much furious. They are two types the Do-khyi and Tsang-Khyi.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 61-71 cm
  • Weight: 64-78 kg
  • Life Span: 10-14 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: China

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10. Black Russian Terrier - Also Known as Tchiorny Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier is a Russian breed of dog. They were specially created for a military purpose by USSR. Even though their name is Black Russian Terrier, they are not actually an original terrier.

To develop this Russian terrier around seventeen different breeds were used including the Airedale, the Giant Schnauzer, the Newfoundland, the Caucasian Shepherd dog and 13 other breeds.

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  • Height: 72-76 cm (Male), 68-72 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 50-60 kg (Male), 45-50 Kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10-11 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Russia

11. Leonberger - Cross of longhaired Saint Bernard, Great Pyrenees, Newfie

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The Leonberger is a Giant German-dog breed. They are originated from Leonberg, Germany. This breed is big and muscular with balanced body and is double coated. They are fearless, obedient, loyal and companionable.

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  • Height: 72-80 (Male), 65-75 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 48-75 kg (Male), 41-59 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 8 – 9 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: German

12. Irish Wolfhound - Tallest Dog Breeds as per AKC

The Irish wolfhound is a large breed originated from Ireland. They are specially developed for hunting and guarding. They are loyal, patient and sweet-tempered. They are tall, muscular and strong.

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  • Height: 81 cm (Male), 76 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 54 kg (Male), 48 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 6 – 10 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
  • Origin: Belgium, Ireland

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13. Scottish Deerhound - Famous as Royal Dog of Scotland

The Scottish Deerhound is large size dog, specially bred for hunting Red deer. According to Scottish Deerhound Breeders, they are friendly, gentle, dignified and docile.

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  • Height: 75-80 cm (Male), 70 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 40-50 kg (Male), 35-43 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 8 – 11 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
  • Origin: Scotland

14. English Mastiff - Largest dog breed in terms of Weight

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The English Mastiff is large breed dog, native to England. This breed carries a long history almost dating back 5000 years ago, hence called ancient dog breeds.

In term of weight, this is the largest breed of dog. In the year of 1989, a famous Mastiff named Zorba successfully list in Guinness Book Of World Records weighted up to 146.51 Kg.

English Mastiff Breeders clarifies that this breed is a courageous, calm, good-natured and protective dog.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 70-91 cm
  • Weight: 68-113 kg (Male), 54-82 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10 – 12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
  • Origin: England

15. Kuvasz - One of the Most intelligent Hungarian Breed

The Kuvasz is an ancient livestock breed, originated from Hungary. Historically, they were used as a royal dog by elite people. They are Intelligent, patient and protective.

As per the breeders, most of the Kuvasz are found in white color and comes with the fluffy ear. Also, people who own this dog are mostly happy as they are loyal and very easy to groom up.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 70-76 cm (Male), 65-70 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 45-52 kg (Male), 35-40 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Poland, Hungary

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16. Greyhound - Often called English Greyhound

The Greyhound is European breed of dog. They have long and powerful legs with slim body. They can run at the speed of 70 km/hr. Generally, they are affectionate, Gentle, even-tempered and quiet.

As per their breeders, they are primarily bred for hunting foxes, deer, hare, etc. Due to their ability and affectionate character, they are well accommodated in every house in USA, UK, Australia and many more.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 71-76 cm (Male), 68-71 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 27-40 kg (Male), 26-34 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
  • Origin: Some Experts believe that this dog may be originated in Egypt dating back 4000 BC.

17. Shiloh Shepherd dog - Believed to be a cross between Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherd

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The Shiloh Shepherd dog is a new breed and is larger in Size with straight back compared to other German shepherd dogs.

Breeders use Gentle, Calm, muscular and smart are some of the words that can define the quality of this breed. They are originated from the United States and are intelligent, obedience and loyal.

They are not widely recognized all the Kennel Club throughout the world. However, the Shiloh dog named "Gandlaf" came to popularity as it rescued a boy scout in Carolina, United States.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 71-76 cm (Male), 66-71 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 54-72 kg (Male), 36-54 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 9 -14 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs
  • Origin: United States of America

18. Komondor - Also known as Hungarian Sheepdog

The Komondor, also known as mop dog is large size white dog originated from Hungary. This breed is specially used as livestock guardian dog. They have a long thick white coat and are fearless, gentle, calm and steady.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 71-76 cm (Male), 64-69 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 50-60 kg (Male), 40-50 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10 – 12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Hungary

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19. Polish Greyhound - Also called Chart Polski

The polish Greyhound, basically known as polish sighthound breed is originated from Poland. They possess short and smooth fur and are available in Black & Tan, blue and beige color.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 70-80 cm (Male), 68-75 cm (Female)
  • Weight: 27-31 kg (Male), 27-31 kg (Female)
  • Life Span: 10 – 12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
  • Origin: Poland

20. St. Bernard - Also called Alpine Mastiff

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The St. Bernard is a large working breed dog, native to the western Alps in Italy, Switzerland, and France. They are a giant dog with smooth or rough coat and have a heavy tail.

The St. Bernard breed is gentle, watchful and calm.

Quick Guides

  • Height: 70-90 cm
  • Weight: 65-120 kg
  • Life Span: 10 – 12 years
  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
  • Origin: Switzerland, Italy

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