We know how much you love dogs, so we’ve collected some interesting facts about dog for you guys to have some fun, this is the first topic: the biggest dogs in the world, watch out! The giants are coming!
1. The English Mastiff
The English Mastiff, referred to by most Kennel Clubs simply as the Mastiff, is a breed of large dog perhaps descended from the ancient Alaunt and Pugnaces Britanniae, with a significant input from the Alpine Mastiff in the 19th century. Distinguishable by enormous size, massive head, and a limited range of colours, but always displaying a black mask, the Mastiff is noted for its gentle temperament.
Weight Male 150 to 250 pounds (68 to 113 kg) Female 120 to 200 pounds (54 to 91 kg)
Height Male 30 inches (75 cm) minimum Female 27.5 inches (69 cm) minimum
2. The Great Dane
The Great Dane is a German breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) known for its giant size. The name of the breed in Germany is Deutsche Dogge (German Mastiff). They are known for their enormous bodies and great height.
The Great Dane is one of the world’s tallest dog breeds; the current world record holder, measuring 112 cm (44 in) from paw to shoulder, is “Zeus”. Their large size belies their friendly nature, as Great Danes are known for seeking physical affection with their owners.
Weight Male 120–200 lb (54–91 kg) Female 100–130 lb (45–59 kg)
Height Male 30–34 in (76–86 cm) Female 28–32 in (71–81 cm)
3. The Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound (Irish: Cú Faoil, Irish pronunciation: [ˈkuː ˈfˠiːlʲ]) is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), specifically a sighthound. The name originates from its purpose (wolf hunting with dogs) rather than from its appearance. The breed was originally developed from war hounds to one used for hunting and guarding. Irish Wolfhounds can be an imposing sight due to their formidable size; they are the tallest of all dog breeds.
Weight Male 120lbs Female 105lbs
Height Male 32 inches Female 30 inches
4. The Scottish Deerhound
The Scottish Deerhound, or simply the Deerhound, is a breed of hound (a sighthound), once bred to hunt the Red Deer by coursing.
Weight Male 85 to 110 pounds (40–50 kg) Female 75 to 95 pounds (35–43 kg)
Height Male 30 to 32 inches (75–80 cm) Female 28 inches (70 cm)
5. The Newfoundland
The Newfoundland is a working dog. Newfoundlands can be black, brown, white and black (called Landseer) or gray. They were originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland (which is now part of Canada). They are known for their giant size, intelligence, tremendous strength, calm dispositions, and loyalty. Newfoundland dogs excel at water rescue/lifesaving because of their muscular build, thick double coat, webbed feet, and innate swimming abilities.
Weight Male 60–70 kg (132–154 lb) Female 45–55 kg (99–121 lb)
Height Male 75 cm (30 in) Female 68 cm (27 in)
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6. The St Bernard
The St. Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from the Italian and Swiss Alps, originally bred for rescue. The breed has become famous through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its enormous size.
Weight 140 and 264 lb (64–120 kg)
Height 27½ inches to 35½ inches (70 to 90 cm)
7. The Leonberger
The Leonberger is a giant dog breed. 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. It is in the Working Group for dog shows such as Crufts, but not at the World Dog Show.
Weight Male 120–170 pounds (54–77 kg) Female 100–135 pounds (45–61 kg)
Height Male 28 to 31.5 inches (71 to 80 cm) Female 25.5 to 29.5 inches (65 to 75 cm)
8. The Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff or Italian Mastiff, (Italian: Mastino Napoletano) is a large, ancient dog breed. This massive breed is often used as a guard and defender of family and property due to their protective instincts and their fearsome appearance.
Weight Male 130–155 pounds (60-70 kg) Female weigh 110–130pounds (50–60 kg)
Height Male 26–31 inches (66–79 cm) Female 24–29 inches (61–74 cm)