BIGGEST Dog Breeds On Earth.
19. French Mastiff- The most abundant breeds of dogs such as Mastiffs, St. Bernard, and Great Danes, have the strength to attack you like wild animals. But once you give them enough care and love they can be your companion. The French Mastiff measures between 20-30 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 119 to136 pounds! This beautiful breed is distinguished by their muscular body and massive head. Their skin is very thick, and the frame features lots of wrinkles on their neck and face. The broad head is the most attractive part of this breed. It has small eyes, a broad nose, and short hanging ears and their face always has a cute expression. Their coat is short and soft and comes in shades of light dawn to dark red. As puppies, they should be trained and socialized. They can only become good watch dogs if they are trained consistently. If trained right they can even be a good rescue dog. They are very loyal and protective of their family. They are gentle with children and get along well with other pets in households.
18. Neapolitan Mastiff- This breed is a large guardian breed native to Italy. Way back in the day Romans once used this breed as war dogs. The height of this giant dog breed ranged from 26 inches to 30 inches and weigh from 119-198 pounds!The massive Neopolitan dogs have a thick wrinkled face and thick skin, with a flat head and large nose. Their fur is short and dense and comes in colors of grey, brown, black, and fawn. Like other watch dogs, this one demands training and socialization. They make great family dogs and can easily sense threats. They don’t bark much but their smart enough to warn their owners about threats in no time.
17. Boerboel- These are bred as guard dogs. They are very large and have a sturdy stature. They are originally from South Africa. They can be over 27 inches tall and weigh up to 220 pounds. Boerboels are very smart and obedient with strong territorial instincts. They are loyal and great with kids, which makes them great family pets. And tend to be protective of their territory and owners.
16. Russian black terrier- This breed was created in USSR during the late 1940s for use as a working/military dog. People believe that the Russian black terrier is a cross between 17 different breeds. The males stand between 28 and 30 inches tall and weigh up to 130 pounds. Females are lighter and smaller. These dogs are calm and courageous. They are very intelligent and adapt well to training. Their life span is quite long, living up to 14 years old and is generally a healthy dog but can sometimes be prone to certain hereditary diseases like hip or elbow dysplasia. Overall this is a very sweet and calm type of dog.
15. Newfoundland- The Newfoundland is a large breed with an average height of thirty inches tall and weighs between 130 – 154 pounds. Their bones are very strong, and it has been said that this breed is stronger than most other large dogs. They have very broad heads and shoulders. The Newfoundland dogs have long thick coats, mainly black in color. Their coats also need to be groomed to keep them in good condition. They are social dogs and actually very intelligent. They are very sensitive to their master’s voice which allows them to be trained quickly. They rarely bark but are protective of their family. They can detect threats in no time. They make great family pets but remember they are still large animals and should be supervised with children.
14. Anatolian Shepherd Dog- The Anatolian Shepherd is a large, powerful dog breed native to Turkey. They initially developed to protect livestock. This large breed can weigh up to 150 pounds! And can be between 26 – 31 inches in height. These dogs are best known their endurance. The Anatolian Shepherds have large, round shaped heads. Their medium sized eyes range from brown to light amber, and their neck is thick and very strong. They have triangular shaped ears that can be 4-6 inches long and hang down. They are very smart, affectionate, protective, and loyal creatures. They make great guard dogs because they are very suspicious of strangers. They are very good with children but be cautious because they are still large and powerful.
13. Komondor- This one is better known as the “mop dog,” the Komondor is a mighty big dog breed that has mostly been used to guard livestock. They are easily recognizable because of its distinctive long coat; it looks just like a mop! This breed comes from Hungary where it’s been named one of its national treasures, and it is to be preserved and protected from changes. Males usually reach around 31 inches in height and weigh up to 130 pounds. Females are slightly smaller and are approximately 28 inches tall and weigh up to 110 pounds.
12. Leonberger- Also known as the Leo, is named after the Leonberg city in Germany. They have a striking black face and a long coat; this breed has a lion-like appearance. They weigh between 99 – 169 pounds and can be anywhere between 26-32 inches in height. The Leo has a rectangular shaped head. The black mask-like face of this dog gives them a great expression. They have long noses and long, thick coats. Their coats are water resistant and come in colors of yellow, red, brown and cream. They needed to be trained from a young age and socialized so they are not aggressive with people. A well trained Leo has great patience which makes them great around kids.
11. Akbash- This is a native to western Turkey, The Akbash was primarily bred as a livestock guardian dog and a shepherd dog. They weigh between 75 to 140 pounds and range from about 27 to 34 inches tall. The Akbash is leaner and taller than most Turkish livestock dogs. They have a short-smooth full white double coat that sometimes has light markings onthe ears. As for their personality, they tend to be calm but aware of their surroundings. When protecting their family or territory, they have tremendous power, endurance and focus. Their lifespan is generally between 10 and 11 years.
10. Scottish Deerhound- Also known as the Deerhound, is a tall kind of hound bred to hunt the red deer. They have been used in history to help in the hunt and hoofed game. Males can be over 32 inches tall and weigh around 110 pounds. The females are usually about 28 inches tall, and their weight ranges from 75 to 95 pounds full grown.
9. Kangal- The Kangal is another livestock guardian dog that originated in Turkey. Measurements for this breed differ, but the U. S. standard is a height of 30-32 inches tall and weigh up to 145 pounds. Females are usually around 120 pounds. This dog is not as heavy as some other mastiff breeds, but this makes them faster and more agile than some other large dogs. Kangals can reach up to 30 miles per hour in speed. They are normally calm, powerful and protective dogs. When they are properly socialized, they are very friendly with people and children.
8. Landseer- These kinds of dogs are remarkably similar to Newfoundlands, and some people even consider the breed to be a black and white variant, but the international federation of kennel clubs says they are a separate breed and not the same. The body proportions are also very similar to the Newfoundland with males reaching 32 inches in height and weighing 180 pounds. Despite its large size, it is known for its gentleness. They like swimming and aren’t afraid of water; they have even been known to rescue drowning people.
7. English Mastiff- The English Mastiff is the largest dog in the world by considering the mass. On average they weigh between 149 and 242 pounds! Wow! And a height of 27-33 inches. In September 1981 the Guinness Book of World Records named an English Mastiff named Zorba as the longest and heaviest dog in the world. Zorba was 27 inches tall and weighed 324 pounds! This is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world; the giant sized dogs were also used in Roman times for gladiatorial fights. Their appearance features are V-shaped ears, a black nose, and black mask that gives them a unique look. Their coats can come in a few different colors such as apricot, brindle, and golden brown. They are born guard dogs and are very smart, even though they don’t bark much, they can attack or block anyone that gets too close.
6. Tibetan mastiff- They were initially bred by nomadic cultures of Tibet China and Central Asia. The Tibetan mastiff is a large ancient breed, with a thick dark coat. The name can be misleading though; it’s not a mastiff. A better name for this kind of dog would be Tibetan mountain dog. The males can reach 33 inches in height and weigh between 100 and 160 pounds. They make great guardian dogs in Tibet and are capable of confronting predators the size of leopards and wolves.
5. St. Bernard- They stand at an average height of 27 to 35 inches tall and weigh from 141-200pounds! Now that’s a massive pet to have. The St. Bernard is a truly gigantic kind of dog. They were originally used for rescue operations on the Alps. Their muscular bodies allow them to travel through deep snow for miles. Without the right training the St. Bernard can be destructive. On the other hand, a well trained St. Bernard shows great patience and has a friendly personality. They are great with kids and can be quiet indoor dogs. They love attention but aren’t very playful; they should be walked daily to keep them in good physical condition.
4. Irish Wolfhound- The is the tallest one of Sighthounds breed. They can be 28-35 inches in height and between 116 to 185 pounds! Now that’s a big dog! They are native to Ireland and originally served in hunting and war. They were mainly used as a wolf hunter. That’s also how its name originated. This giant-sized Irish hound has a long head and nose. Their legs are very strong and long; it helps the Irish hound dogs to gain speed while hunting on a prey. They mature very slowly; It takes more than two years for them to mature. Their owners have to exercise and train them daily. Their very intelligent, devoted, and patient. They don’t make good watch dogs because they don’t bark very much and aren’t aggressive,but their size alone is enough to scare off intruders.
3. Bully Kutta- Also known as the Pakistani Mastiff, this is a descendant of the extinct ancient dog breed that originally came from Pakistan. The Bully Kutta is usually white in color, but brown and black are also common sometimes. These extra large dogs are normally 35 inches tall and can weigh up to 210 pounds. They are easy to train and very friendly.
2. Great Dane- The great Dane has a great reputation for its charming nature and for its height. Great Danes can be as tall as three feet or taller. They weigh between 110 and 198 pounds. The Guinness Book of World records titled a Great Dane named Zeus as the tallest dog in the world in 2012. Zeus measured at forty-four inches on all four legs!The Great Dane was originally developed as hunting dogs. Unlike other dog breeds, Great Danes grow rapidly; this would explain their tall height and long legs. Great Dane puppies will reach full grown adult height within the first year. Even though they are huge they are very gentle and playful, so don’t let their size scare you away. They are sensitive and love being around a family. They also work as therapy dogs because they are so gentle, they normally only become aggressive if they need to be. If you plan on having one of these as a pet, just remember they need lots of love and attention.
1. The great Pyrenees- This breed has an excellent reputation for their beauty and protective nature. They have been great watch dogs since 3000 B. C to protect livestock. They are large but very gentle, and loyal dogs. They have an average height of 30-39 inches tall and weigh between 114-130 pounds. They have a broad chest and a wedge-shaped head. Their ears are V-shaped and hang downwards. They also have a full tail and almond-shaped eyes. The Great Pyrenees have a weather resistant double coat. Their undercoat is dense, and the upper coat is long and thick. The color of their hair can be white and different shades of grey. They need to be trained very early when they are puppies, without proper training this breed can become very aggressive. They need space and room to run and can’t be considered an indoor pet. They also have a great sense of hearing and can detect other animals and intruders easily. Their affectionate and loyal and make great family pets with the right training.