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The biggest dogs in the world

 The great ability of the dog to adopt new morphological characteristics in a few generations surprised man who made all kinds of crosses that resulted in small breeds or giant breeds.

Are you wondering what are the biggest dogs in the world? What are their size and what characteristics do they have? In this dog57 article, we show you the biggest dog breeds out there, and you can't miss them! It will surely surprise you.

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1. German Bulldog

The German Bulldog or the Great Dane is the most famous and famous giant dog, so much so that it is considered the largest dog in the world. Males measure about 80 cm at withers, females somewhat smaller. He weighs around 62 kilograms and shows off his strong and muscular position. He is a gentle, calm dog and without a doubt an amazing dog. Unfortunately, their life expectancy is very short, living between 6 and 8 years.

This breed stands out for having members of the Guinness Book of Records, such as the late "George the Giant." A good giant dog that avoids dogs and is afraid of water. His height was 110 cm, and his weight was 111 kg. However, this beautiful dog is not the largest dane dog that ever existed, because, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest dog in the world was Zeus, also a German bulldog measuring 111 cm at the shoulders. Currently, the record is held by Freddy, another Great Dane with a height of 104 cm at the shoulders.






2. St. Bernard


Saint Bernard is one of the most famous giant dog breeds, and is known for the famous movie “Beethoven”. His face inspires kindness and is one of the favorite dogs of families around the world. It can measure about 80 cm at the withers and weigh up to 90 kg. Although it looks like a heavier dog than the previous dog, the German Mastiff already has giant specimens in its history, which is it was awarded the medal of the largest.

You will need plenty of space and an owner who fully understands the needs of this dog, as well as good handling and positive basic training knowledge, as they are extremely powerful.





3. Naples Mastiff


The oldest Neapolitan mastiff was brought from India to Greece at the request of Alexander the Great around 300 BC and is a very ancient breed, heavy, stocky, and especially loyal. They measure about 70 cm at the withers, weigh about 60 kg and eat more than 1.5 kg of food per day. For all these reasons, this is one of the largest dog breeds out there.

A Neapolitan Mastiff will need large doses of food and frequent baths. Additionally, we must have exercise space and advanced training knowledge, so it is not a recommended breed for beginners.



4. Leonberger


Of German origin, the Leonberger is a beautiful dog with long brown fur. It is well-balanced, large, and muscular, can measure up to 80cm at the shoulders, and weigh up to 75kg. He has a calm temper but has a majestic presence.

This dog has the characteristics of its long, bi-coat and coat on the tail, head, and front legs. Likewise, it has a black mask, which is another characteristic of the breed, a false-color pattern. He is a loyal, docile, and very familiar dog.



5. Bullmastiff


The Bullmastiff is a British breed believed to be derived from the English Mastiff and the English Bulldog. With an imposing appearance and a dark face, he is a very intelligent guard dog. Moderately energetic and very loyal, it obeys the rules of the whole family (even the young ones), so it is not a dog that follows only one person.

Now, focusing on size, this is one of the largest dog breeds in the world because it measures around 60-68cm in length and weighs between 50-60kg. He tends to become obese, so it is necessary to take care of his diet. It is easy to keep clean, washing it monthly and brushing it every two or three days will suffice.




6. Tosa Inu


Also known as Tosa Ken, the Tosa Inu can weigh up to 100 kilograms and measure at least 60 centimeters at the shoulders. Although difficult to imagine due to his large size, he is a reserved and calm dog, especially with strangers. At the same time, it is a loyal dog that will tolerate the pranks of youngsters and will adapt to playing with other dogs as long as it is properly socialized.



7. Newfoundland


Newfoundland is a large dog that is easy to train. He is of Canadian origin and is the most popular water rescue dog due to his boundless love of water and his thick fur. It weighs a maximum of 70 kg if it is a male because the females are somewhat smaller, usually between 60 and 80 cm in height at the withers.

Newfoundland, this beautiful-looking giant dog, is known specifically for its loyalty and affection. Although it is not among the top 5 breeds for beginners, we can say that it can be the perfect companion for someone who has not lived with dogs before, as long as they are well versed in the breed, use positive and consistent reinforcement in their education and training.



8. Czechoslovakian Wolfdog


The name itself indicates the origin of the Czechoslovakian wolf dog: it is a cross between a German shepherd and wolves, although its genes consist mainly of dogs. Its height is about 65 cm at the shoulders and its weight is usually 25 kg. She has strong hunting motives and requires an experienced owner who understands her behavior and attitude.







9. Brazilian Ru


The Fila Brasileiro is a cross between a mastiff and a Dogo, a dog with a good sense of smell and incredible strength. In ancient times it was used to hunt down slaves who escaped from the possessions of their masters. The weight is more than 55 kg and the size is about 70 cm at the withers.



10. Doge de Bordeaux


Of French origin, the Dogue de Bordeaux is a dog very attached to his family, showing affection and loyalty, while with strangers tending to appear neutral or unconfident. The height is about 65 cm at the withers with a huge weight of 65 kg.

Incredibly tame and child friendly, the Dogue de Bordeaux is not only one of the largest but also one of the most family-friendly of all dog breeds.





11. Tibetan Mastiff


The guard and defender dog of Chinese origin, the Tibetan mastiff or the Tibetan mastiff, has a bark similar to a lion. The ancient Assyrians used it as a war dog, and it spread widely with the Roman conquests throughout the Mediterranean.

Incredibly powerful, the Tibetan Mastiff measures up to 80 cm at the withers and weighs around 70 kg. Although he is a loyal dog and is good even with children, we must take precautions with people who the dog might consider strange due to his tendency to territoriality.



12. Komondor


The Komondor is a dog that comes from Hungary. She has a unique look as her hair is falling out forming a kind of hair braid. This independent and stable dog measures about 75 cm at the shoulders and weighs up to 60 kg. Knowledge of dog training or mental stimulation is essential for all those who wish to adopt a dog of this breed.



13. Scottish Deerhound


The Scottish Deer, also known as the Deer, is a giant breed of dog endemic to the United Kingdom, and it is estimated that it was an ancestor of the grayhound, due to some morphological similarities. In the Middle Ages, this dog was used for deer hunting and was a very exclusive dog, belonging only to the highest classes.

It measures about 76 cm at the withers and can weigh around 45.5 kg. It is a calm, affectionate, sociable, and very gentle dog.



14. Irish Wolfhound


The Irish Wolfhound is a very old dog that is suspected to have come from the first Egyptian sighthounds. It is one of the largest dogs in the world as it can measure up to 86 cm at the shoulders and weigh up to 54 kg.

This is a giant dog with an elongated, flowery body and coat that is distinguished by strong, long, wire-like hair. Because of these characteristics, it is necessary to carry out care such as frequent brushing and regular visits to the dog breeder. As for his character, he is distinguished by being very docile and peaceful.








15. Caucasian Shepherd


With its lush hair and gentle appearance, the Caucasian Shepherd also ranks among the largest dogs in the world. Males can measure up to 75 cm at the withers and weigh up to 50 kg. This dog is usually not afraid of anything and is usually very protective of his family, so it is essential that he communicates with him properly and has some knowledge or experience in dog training.

His coat, in addition to his size, is his main feature and requires a lot of care to keep him in perfect condition. It has a fleece undercoat, which allows it to withstand extremely low temperatures.





16. Pyrenean Mountain Dog


With its solid white or spotted coat and majestic size, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has managed to make many people fall in love. Added to this sweet appearance is a loyal and protective personality, traits that have led him to be an excellent sheepdog.

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog can reach a height of 80 cm at the shoulders and a weight of 54 kg. In this breed, although there may be, the difference between males and females is not so noticeable.



17. Giant Schnauzer


Yes, there is a type of schnauzer that is classified as a giant dog, and no less! It measures up to 70 cm at the shoulders and can weigh up to 47 kg. Physically, it is very similar to the medium and small Schnauzer, but much larger. Hence, it has the distinctive mustache and the tough, wired, and thick coat of hair that this breed is so much features.

The Giant Schnauzer is an intelligent, energetic, loyal, and extremely brave dog. Education and training are usually relatively easy, but it is essential to use positive reinforcement, as in all dogs, and to be consistent.

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