If you like things big, chances are you will want your best companion to be massive as well; so we have brought largest dogs in the world at one place for you. We all know that it is not about the size. Agreeing with that statement, be it the dog owners all over the globe, veterinarian or pet care professionals, they all love the largest dogs for their gentle nature.
You cannot believe the extensive range of size, color, and shape of the dogs that humans breed for different purposes. There are no rules to the size of the dog. This has led to the world having largest of the dogs.
To categorize the largest dogs, some claim they fall in that set if they weigh more than a hundred pounds(forty-five kilograms). Although, the heaviest dog in the world was a St. Bernard dog which weighed three hundred and sixty-six pounds ( one hundred and sixty-six kilograms). It must be the largest dog ever.
Despite their size, these handsome giants make a great companion and perfect pets. We are lucky that we get to select one of our best friends. Dogs they are not that lucky. They get stuck with us. (winky face)
You can pick any from the list we have brought to you (not in order though) or you know learn about the largest dogs in the world. You will also find the information regarding heaviest and tallest dogs in the world.
1. Neapolitan Mastiff- One of the biggest dogs
This breed of the Mastiff dogs are brilliant and are independent thinkers. They protect their home and family fiercely. If you like the Mastiff breed and want something a bit smaller than the English Mastiff, you can go for these large dogs. The male Neapolitan Mastiff weigh up to one hundred and fifty-five pounds(seventy kilograms). As for the females, they weigh up to one hundred and thirty pounds (sixty kilograms).
2. English Mastiff- One of The Largest Dog In The World
English Mastiff dogs date back to the time of 6th century BC. Yes, they are one of the oldest breeds of the dogs. Even the great Caesar was impressed with the breed’s strength and loyalty during the Roman conquest. The dogs have been one of the largest dogs ever at one point. A dog named Zobra who weighed three hundred and forty-three (one hundred and fifty-six kilograms) which belonged to English Mastiff breed, was one of the heaviest dogs in the world.
3. Tibetan Mastiff
Even though these dogs are known as the Tibetan Mastiff, it would be more appropriate to name them the Tibetan Mountain Dogs. As goes the name, these largest dogs breeds are initially from Tibet. Their ancestry goes far back to the places such as China, Nepal, and Central Asia. These dogs are known for their courage as they are ready to face any predators be it wolves or tigers. Their body weight is usually up to one hundred and sixty pounds(seventy-two kilograms). They have a big, thick coat and are the muscular type with a height up to thirty-three inches (eighty-three centimeters).
4. Caucasian Shephard
Caucasian Shephard, also known as the molossers, originate from ( as the name says it) Russia, Armenia, Georgia,i.e., Caucasian area, etc. These dogs have a powerful built with sturdy bones and are muscular. For the males, they grow up to thirty inches (seventy-five centimeters) while the females grow up to twenty-eight inches ( seventy centimeters).
5. Anatolian Shephard
Originally from Turkey, Anatolian Shephard are one of the oldest dog species in the world. Today, humans develop these dogs in America to guard flocks independently. They are sturdy and independent. Since we these dogs are bred to defend, they need to socialize as a puppy. These Shepherds weigh up to one hundred and fifty pounds (sixty-eight kilograms) and grow up to thirty-one inches (eighty centimeters). They have a lifespan of eleven years.
6. Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the largest dogs in the world that have a black and white chest with brown colored markings. Their trademark is that they are tricolored. They originate from Switzerland and are known for their sweet nature. Usually calm, this species of dog weigh up to one hundred and twenty-five pounds(fifty-seven kilograms). They grow up to be twenty-seven inches (seventy centimeters).
7. Tosa Inu
Tosa Inu is a rare breed of dog initially from Japan. These dogs weigh up to one hundred and thirty-five pounds(sixty-one kilograms) and grow up to thirty-two inches(eighty-two centimeters). These days, these species of dogs are breed with other large dogs such as St.Bernard, Mastiff, Great Dane, etc. to give more of the world’s largest dogs. The breeding dogs weigh up to two hundred pounds(hundred kilograms).
Ideal as family pets, these dogs are known for their loyal and kind nature. They also are one of the most intelligent of the species. Initially, from Germany, these dogs are termed as “gentle lion.” They are easily distinguishable due to water-resistant double coat. They have a body mass of one hundred and fifty pounds(sixty-eight kilograms) for males and one hundred and fifteen pounds(fifty-two kilograms) for females. The sad part about these adorable species is that they only have a lifespan of seven years.
Formerly from Africa, Boerboel dogs are known for their loyal and protective nature of kids and family. They are obedient. They weigh up to two hundred pounds(hundred kilograms) and have a height up to twenty-seven inches(seventy centimeters tall).
10. St. Bernard
These Italian and Swiss Alps based largest dogs of the world are famous for saving human lives from the mountains. A St. Bernard dog named Barry is responsible for protecting a hundred humans from the hills. They can weigh up to two hundred and sixty-five pounds (one hundred and sixty-six kilograms) and have a height of thirty-six inches (ninety centimeters).
11. Great Dane
Great Dane is known as the world’s tallest living dog. They have a height above thirty inches (seventy-six centimeters). This German breed dog is known for its friendly nature to other dogs and humans. They have a lifespan of eight years with the record of some dogs surpassing it.
The tallest dog in the world was a Great Dane named Zeus that was forty-four inches tall (one hundred and twelve centimeters).
12. Irish Wolfhound
Each dog from the world’s largest dogs species the Irish Wolfhound has their personality. They are known for their individualism. Irish Wolfhound is also one of the oldest species of our times dating back to 7000 B.C. They have the least height of thirty-four inches(eighty-six centimeters) making it one of the tallest breeds in the world. For males, they have a body mass of one hundred and twenty pounds (fifty-five kilograms), and for females, they weight one hundred and five pounds (forty-eight kilograms). As the name suggests, they are from Ireland.
13. Russian Black Terrier
These species of dogs are a cross of seventeen different kinds of dogs. Why would they have to cross so many species to get one dog? Obviously, for military reasons. These dogs are from Russia and date back to the 1950s. Black Terrier train exceptionally well and are calm, confident. Although they are healthy sometimes, they do have hereditary diseases such as hip or elbow dysplasia. Black Terriers weight up to one hundred and thirty pounds (sixty kilograms) and a height up to thirty inches (seventy-eight centimeters). The females are a bit lighter and smaller in stature.
14. Scottish Deerhound
The Deerhound dogs had a simple objective of hunting the red deer. The males weigh up to one hundred and ten pounds (fifty kilograms) and the females up to ninety-five pounds (forty-three kilograms). They are as tall as thirty-two inches (males) and twenty-eight inches (women).
15. Newfoundland Dog
We have been using these species of dogs as Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs. Famous for their swimming abilities, Newfoundland dogs are usually black. Although, you can find some of them are in grey, white or brown color. These dogs are work-dogs for fishers and weigh over one hundred and twenty pounds (ninety kilograms).
16. Komondor Dog
These dogs are made for the protection of livestock. They are also known as the ‘mop dogs’ because of their appearance. Originally from Hungary, these dogs are a national treasure for the locals. The females weigh up to one hundred and ten pounds (fifty kilograms) and are twenty-eight inches(seventy centimeters). The males of the species are slightly larger.
17. Bully Kutta
Bully Kutta is also from the Mastiff species and is initially from Pakistan. They are white but today is also found as a bi-colored dog species. With a weight of two hundred and ten pounds (ninety-five kilograms), they are friendly and trainable. They have a height of thirty-five inches (ninety centimeters).
18. Dogue de Bordeaux
Bordeaux is the most ancient French breed dogs. They have various uses in carrying massive blocks to guarding the flocks. They also are from the Mastiff species. These dogs have a gigantic head and therefore, are known for having the largest heads in the world (for dogs). They have a lifespan of only six years and are prone to many diseases. They are not that tall but weigh hundred and fifty pounds (sixty-eight kilograms).
19. Dogo Argentino
Argentinos are white in color and muscular. They weigh up to one hundred and twenty pounds (fifty-five kilograms) and have a height of thirty inches (seventy-six centimeters). They have the objective of game hunting.
20. Great Swiss Mountain
These dogs are another species that originate from the Swiss Alps. They are incredibly kind to children and humans. Enthusiastic in nature, the Great Swiss Mountain dogs are one of the oldest and largest dogs in the world. They weigh over one hundred and fifty pounds (seventy-two kilograms) and grow up to thirty inches(seventy-six centimeters).
21. Cane Corso
Corso dogs are of Italian descent and are a great hunter. They can also be called as the cousins of Neapolitan Mastiff. Cane Corso is not as heavily weighed as the Mastiff species and weigh only one hundred and ten pounds (fifty kilograms). They are twenty-eight inches tall and have a life expectancy of twelve years.
Akbash is guardian and livestock protector dogs. They are from Turkey and have a white double coat. They are calm but are equally aware. Akbash has a body weight of one hundred and forty pounds (sixty-four kilograms) and height of thirty-four inches (eighty-six centimeters). They are very much focused and powerful. Akbash also is known for their presence, endurance and have a lifespan of eleven years.
Kangals also originate from Turkey. These dogs are not as heavy as the Mastiff breeds but are faster than most of the dogs with a speed of 30 miles per hour( 50 kilometers per hour). They are a calm and friendly dog that needs a lot of socializing. They weight up to one hundred and forty-five pounds (sixty-six kilograms) for males. For females, the weight is one hundred and twenty pounds (forty-five kilograms). For height, the females are thirty inches (seventy-six centimeters) and males thirty-two inches (eighty-one centimeters).
Landseer is also the first cousins of Newfoundlands. They have the similar body structure with a height of thirty-two inches (eighty centimeters). Landseers have a body mass of one hundred and eight pounds (over eighty kilograms). They are known for rescuing drowning people. With a sensitive nature and quick-learning attitude, Landseers found to be better trainers than Newfoundlands. Due to its high similarity with Newfoundlands, some of the kennel clubs do not recognize it as a different species.
This is another breed of the largest dogs of the world that originated from Hungary. They have a double coat that is wavy. These dogs are known for their sense of humor and are intelligent breeds of dogs.
They say you must get a dog before you turn thirty and I agree.
Dogs indeed are our best friends. Pick one and welcome home your new bud. Trust me, having a dog changes your life.