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Largest Dog Breeds in the World

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Yours, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Largest Dog Breeds in the World

    10. Kuvasz


    The Kuvasz is one of the smaller big dogs, but only compared to the largest dog breeds. It has origins in the Hungarian royalty, once serving as companions to Europe’s upper echelons. Centuries later, commoners were allowed to own Kuvasz; shepherds found them very well-suited to guarding livestock.
    Height: 26 to 30 inches
    Weight: 70 to 115 pounds
    Identified by thick, white coat

    9. Scottish Deerhound


    The Scottish Deerhound emerged in Scotland, bred to bring down stags in the Scottish highlands. It became a royal breed and could not be owned by anyone beneath the rank of earl; this exclusive ownership law nearly drove the breed extinct, but a breeding program in the 1800s successfully revived them.

    Height: 28 to 32 inches
    Weight: 75 to 110 pounds
    Resembles a rough-coated, sturdier Greyhound
    Has harsh and wiry coat in blue, blue gray, brindle, black, yellow and reddish fawn

    8. Great Pyrenees


    A shepherd’s best friend, the Great Pyrenees was bred to protect sheep on the steep slopes of southwestern Europe. In the 17th century, the breed crossed over from the peasantry to become a popular French court breed. Their powerful guarding instinct makes them trustworthy even with small children and helpless animals.

    Height: 25 to 32 inches
    Weight: 90 to 130 pounds
    Identified by thick, weather-resistant coat in white, sometimes with different-colored markings

    7. Anatolian Shepherd Dog


    This powerful breed was never a pampered court dog for royalty; for 6,000 years, it served shepherds in Turkey’s harsh climate as the front line of defense against predators. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has a fierce protective instinct and is capable of great love and loyalty, but only to his flock.

    Height: 29 to 32 inches
    Short or rough coat in all variety of colors
    Coloring and size bred to help it blend in with livestock

    6. Newfoundland


    On average, Newfoundlands are not the world’s biggest dog breed by either height or weight, but exceptions occur. Some of these dogs can top 200 pounds and measure six feet from nose to tail, putting them on par with some of the world’s largest dogs. Nevertheless, these water-rescue dogs are nicknamed “Gentle Giants” for their disposition and girth.

    Height: 27 to 30 inches
    Weight: 100 to 154 pounds
    Water-resistant coat may be black, gray, brown, beige or white with black markings

    5. Leonberger

    Three of the world’s largest dog breeds were involved in the creation of the Leonberger: the Newfoundland, St. Bernard and the Great Pyrenees. They inherited the lifesaving and water rescue abilities of their progenitors and are used today as lifeguard dogs. Their distinctive appearance, including black face masks, was allegedly bred to mimic a lion.

    Height: 26 to 32 inches
    Weight: 100 to 170 pounds
    Thick double coat and leonine mane may be colored lion-yellow, red, red-brown or sandy

    4. St. Bernard


    Famous for their legendary alpine rescues, the St. Bernard is a giant dog breed named for the Great St. Bernard Hospice. The hospice is nestled in a treacherous pass between Italy and Switzerland, leading a hospice monk in the 11th century to begin a tradition of rescue dogs to pull travelers from the snows.

    Height: 25 to 30 inches
    Weight: 110 to 200 pounds
    May have a smooth or rough coat, usually in red and white with black shading
    The longest dog in history, Major F., allegedly reached a length of eight feet and six inches

    3. English Mastiff


    The Mastiff is the largest dog breed in terms of mass, though not the tallest. Originating in England, they served as watchdogs for thousands of years. During their long history, Mastiffs have acted as devoted guard dogs and controlled predator populations. During the Roman conquest of England, the loyalty and strength of the Mastiff impressed even Caesar.

    Height: 27 to 30 inches
    Weight: 120 to 220 pounds
    Short-haired coats in brindle, apricot and fawn colors with black face mask
    The world’s heaviest dog on record was a Mastiff weighing 343 pounds

    2. Irish Wolfhound


    Although lightweight, these dogs are one of the biggest dog breeds by height. Roman records describe these ancient war hounds with awe and fear. By the 9th century, Wolfhounds were exclusively owned by the nobility and contributed to a gradual decline of the breed. A revival was successful, but only by introducing other breeds into the bloodline.

    Height: 30 to 35 inches
    Weight: 105 to 125 pounds
    Harsh and shaggy coat in gray, brindle, black, red, white or fawn

    1. Great Danes


    Great Danes are well-known for being the world’s biggest dog breed, or at least the tallest. The current record holder as world’s largest dog by height is Zeus, a black Great Dane that is 44 inches tall at the shoulder. Modern Great Danes are descended from lightweight ancestors in Denmark crossed with English Mastiffs in the 16th century to make them sturdier hunting dogs.

    Height: 28 to 34 inches
    Weight: 100 to 200 pounds
    Common coat colors are brindle, blue, black, fawn, harlequin and mantle

  2. EARZE

    EARZE PHC Contributor Established

    Thanks for Sharing Boss.. (y)
  3. thanks for sharing TS :)
  4. youre welcome din boss :)
  5. Yuhneh

    Yuhneh Addict Established

    Thanks for sharing po! :cat:
  6. youre welcome :)
  7. panu kung hinabol ako ng mga yan :nailbiting: nakakatakot xD
  8. thanks for sharing poh.:)
  9. friendly naman ata yang klase ng mga doggies na yan :)
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  10. same here :)
  11. Thanks for sharing (y), but the sad thing is Large dogs have a shorter lifespan than small breeds :(
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  12. kaya pala di sila dumarami :(
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