Part 1: The Biggest Dogs In The World. Now This Series Is For All The Dog Fans Out There!

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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!

Via: Wikipedia / Arkinspace

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

the biggest dogs in the world The English Mastiff
 Flickr User Claudio Genari

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)

the biggest dogs in the world The Great Dane
Flickr user Laertes

the biggest dogs in the world The Great Dane
Flickr user Laertes

the biggest dogs in the world The Great Dane
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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

the biggest dogs in the world The Irish Wolfhound
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the biggest dogs in the world The Irish Wolfhound
Flickr User Sighthound

the biggest dogs in the world The Irish Wolfhound
Flickr User SheilaKane

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)

the biggest dogs in the world The Scottish Deerhound
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the biggest dogs in the world The Scottish Deerhound
Flickr User me’nthedogs

the biggest dogs in the world The Scottish Deerhound
Flickr User me’nthedogs

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)

the biggest dogs in the world The Newfoundland
Flickr User BlackburnPhoto

the biggest dogs in the world The Newfoundland
ImageCredit Flickr User Vigneron

the biggest dogs in the world The Newfoundland
Flickr User Blackburn Photo

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)

the biggest dogs in the world The St Bernard
Flickr User ATIS547

the biggest dogs in the world The St Bernard
Flickr User dbking

the biggest dogs in the world The St Bernard
Flickr User Niq Scott

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)

the biggest dogs in the world The Leonberger
Flickr User nutmeg66

the biggest dogs in the world The Leonberger
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the biggest dogs in the world The Leonberger
Flickr User nutmeg66

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)

the biggest dogs in the world The Neapolitan Mastiff
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the biggest dogs in the world The Neapolitan Mastiff
Flickr User CowCopTim

the biggest dogs in the world The Neapolitan Mastiff
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Part 8: The Kindest Dog Breeds! 

Part 7: The Laziest Dog Breeds! 

Part 6: Top 11 Drooling And Slobbering Dogs!

Part 5: The Dumbest Dogs Ever! 

Part 4: The Smartest Dog Breeds! 

Part 3: The Fiercest Dogs On Bite Fatalities! 

Part 2: The Smallest Dog Breeds! 

Part 1: The Biggest Dogs In The World.

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