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The biggest dog breeds – TOP 10

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We present a list of the 20 largest breeds of dogs. Many of them are very large (these dogs weigh much (over 100 kg/220 lb and their growth often exceed 80 cm/31 in). Some dogs, though are very high, have a delicate constitution (they are lightweight) – eg. the greyhounds. Below you will find a complete list presenting the highest dogs in the world with data of their heights and weights. In the statement, we presented breeds of dogs that exceed 70 cm/27.5 in at shoulders.

 

The largest dogs in the world
TOP 10 & Top 25

 

Bernese Mountain Dog, Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog

25. Bernese Mountain Dog – 70 cm / 27.5 in

Height:
  • Male: 64–70 cm (25–27.5 in)
  • Female: 58–66 cm (23–26 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 35–55 kg (80–120 lb)
  • Female: 35–45 kg (75–100 lb)

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed of dog that originates from the Swiss canton of Bern. They are known for their long, thick, and glossy coat, which is typically black with white markings on the chest, paws, and face. Bernese Mountain Dogs are intelligent, strong, and affectionate dogs that are well-suited to life on a farm or in a suburban home. They are generally good with children and other animals and make excellent companions. They are also known for their versatility and can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, including herding, cart pulling, and search and rescue. Despite their friendly and docile nature, Bernese Mountain Dogs do require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior… more

 

Tatra Shepherd Dog, Tatra Sheepdog, Owczarek Podhalański
Tatra Shepherd Dog, Tatra Sheepdog, Owczarek Podhalański

24. Polish Tatra Sheepdog 70 cm / 27.6 in

Height:
  • Male: 65–70 cm (25.6–27.6 in)
  • Female: 60–65 cm (23.6–25.6 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 50–60 kg (110–132 lb)
  • Female: 45–50 kg (99–110 lb)

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog, also known as the Owczarek Podhalański, is a large, muscular breed of dog that originated in the Tatra Mountains of Poland. They have a thick, long, and shaggy coat that is typically white. The breed is known for its intelligence, stamina, and strong work ethic, and is often used for herding and guarding livestock in its native Poland. Polish Tatra Sheepdogs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature, and make excellent family pets. They are generally good with children and other animals and are protective of their family. However, they do require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior… more

 

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

23. Central Asian Shepherd Dog – over 70 cm / 27.6 in

Height:
  • Male: over 70 cm (over 27.6 in)
  • Female: over 65 cm (over 25.6 in)
Weight:
  • Male: over 50 kg (over 110 lb)
  • Female: over 40 kg (over 88 lb)

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. They have a thick, dense coat that is typically grey, black, or tan and may have white markings. The breed is known for its intelligence, strength, and bravery, and is often used for guarding and protecting livestock in its native region. Central Asian Shepherd Dogs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aggressive towards strangers. They are generally good with children and other animals, but may be overly protective if not properly socialized. They require regular exercise and training to maintain their physical and mental health. They may be prone to certain health problems, such as hip dysplasia and skin allergies… more

 

Tibetan Mastiff

22. Tibetan Mastiff – 71 cm / 28 in

Height:
  • 61–71 cm (24–28 in)
Weight:
  • 60 – 90 kg (133 – 198 lb)

The Tibetan Mastiff is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from the Himalayan region of Tibet. They have a thick, long, and double coat that is typically black, brown, or red and may have white markings. Tibetan Mastiffs are known for their intelligence, independent nature, and strong protective instincts. They are often used as guard dogs and are known for their ability to deter intruders. Tibetan Mastiffs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aloof towards strangers. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior… more

 

Swiss mountain dog
Swiss mountain dog

21. Swiss mountain dog – 72 cm / 28.5 in

Height:
  • Male: 65–72 cm (26–28.5 in)
  • Female: 60–68 cm (24–27 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 60–70 kg (132–154 lb)
  • Female: 50–60 kg (110–132 lb)

The  Swiss Mountain Dog is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from Switzerland. They have a thick, long coat that is typically tricolored (black, white, and rust) and a deep chest. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are known for their strength, endurance, and intelligence, and were originally used for draft work and as farm dogs. They are generally good-natured and affectionate dogs that are well-suited to life with a family. They are generally good with children and other animals, but may be reserved or aloof with strangers. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. They may be prone to certain health problems, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and eye conditions.

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Newfoundland dog

20. Newfoundland – 74 cm / 29 in

Height:
  • Male: 69–74 cm (27–29 in)
  • Female: 63–69 cm (25–27 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 59–68 kg (130–150 lb)
  • Female: 45–54 kg (100–120 lb)

The Newfoundland is a large breed of dog that originates from the island of Newfoundland in Canada. They have a thick, long, and water-resistant coat that is typically black, brown, or grey and may have white markings. Newfoundland dogs are known for their strength, intelligence, and affectionate nature. They are often referred to as “gentle giants” due to their calm and patient disposition. Newfoundland dogs are well-suited to life with a family and are generally good with children and other animals. They are also known for their love of water and excel at water rescue and draft work… more

 

Afghan Hound, Tāzī, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barakzai Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, African Hound

19. Afghan Hound – 74 cm / 29 in

Height:
  • Male: 68–74 cm (27–29 in)
  • Female: 60–68 cm (25–27 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 20–25 kg (44–55 lb)
  • Female: 15–20 kg (33–44 lb)

The Afghan Hound is a breed of dog that originates from the Afghan region of Central Asia. They are known for their long, fine, and silky coat, which is typically black, red, or fawn and may have white markings. Afghan Hounds are tall and slender, with a regal and elegant appearance. They are intelligent and independent dogs that are known for their athleticism and endurance. Afghan Hounds were originally used for hunting in their native Afghanistan and are still used for racing and lure coursing today. Despite their independent and aloof nature, Afghan Hounds are affectionate and loyal towards their family and are generally good with children and other animals. They may be prone to certain health problems, such as hip dysplasia and eye conditions… more

 

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

18. Caucasian Shepherd Dog – 75 cm / 30 in

Height:
  • Male: 68–75 cm (27–30 in)
  • Female: 64–70 cm (25–28 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 60–100 kg (132–220 lb)
  • Female: 50–80 kg (110–176 lb)

The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia and Russia. They have a thick, long, and dense coat that is typically grey, white, or black and may have brown markings. Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are known for their intelligence, strength, and bravery, and are often used for guarding and protecting livestock in their native region. They are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aggressive towards strangers. They require regular exercise and training to maintain their physical and mental health.. more

 

Kuvasz
Kuvasz

17. Kuvasz – 76 cm / 30 inches

Height:
  • Male: 70 to 76 cm (28 to 30 in)
  • Female: 65 to 70 cm (26 to 28 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 45 to 52 kg (100 to 115 lb)
  • Female: 32 to 41 kg (70 to 90 lb)

The Kuvasz is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from Hungary. They have a thick, long, and wavy coat that is typically white and may have light cream or apricot shading. Kuvasz dogs are known for their intelligence, independence, and strong protective instincts. They were originally used for guarding livestock and are still used for this purpose today. Kuvasz dogs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aloof towards strangers.

 

Greyhound
Greyhound

16. Greyhound – 76 cm / 30 in

Height:
  • Male: 71 to 76 cm (28 to 30 in)
  • Female: 68 to 71 cm (27 to 28 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 27 to 40 kg (60 to 88 lb)
  • Female: 27 to 34 kg (60 to 75 lb)

The Greyhound is a breed of dog that is known for its tall, slender, and athletic build. They have a short, smooth coat that is typically grey, fawn, red, or brindle and may have white markings. Greyhounds are known for their speed, endurance, and intelligence, and have been used for hunting and racing for centuries. Despite their reputation as racing dogs, Greyhounds are generally calm and docile at home and make excellent pets. They are affectionate and loyal towards their family and are generally good with children and other animals. Greyhounds do require regular exercise, but they are prone to injury and should not be allowed to run off-leash in unfenced areas. They may be prone to certain health problems, such as hip dysplasia, eye conditions, and bloat… more

 

Moscow Watchdog

15. Moscow Watchdog – 78 cm / 31 in

Height:
  • Male: 68–78 cm (27–31 in)
  • Female: 66–74 cm (26–29 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 55–68 kg (121–150 lb)
  • Female: over 45 kg (over 99 lb)

The Moscow Watchdog, also known as the Moscow Guard Dog or the Russian Bear Dog, is a large, muscular breed of dog that was developed in Russia in the 1950s. They are a cross between the Saint Bernard and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, and were originally bred for use as guard dogs in the Soviet Union. Moscow Watchdogs have a thick, long, and dense coat that is typically black, white, or brown and may have markings of other colors. They are known for their intelligence, strength, and bravery, and are often used for guarding and protecting livestock in their native region. Moscow Watchdogs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aggressive towards strangers. They require regular exercise and training to maintain their physical and mental health.

 

Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff

14. Neapolitan Mastiff (Italian Mastiff) – 79 cm / 31 in

Height:
  • Male: 66–79 cm (26–31 in)
  • Female: 61–74 cm (24–29 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 60–70 kg (130–155 lb)
  • Female: 50–60 kg (110–130 lb)

The Neapolitan Mastiff, also known as the Italian Mastiff, is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from Italy. They have a thick, loose, and wrinkled skin, and a short, dense coat that is typically black, blue, or tawny and may have markings of other colors. Neapolitan Mastiffs are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and protective nature. They were originally bred for use as guard dogs and are still used for this purpose today. Neapolitan Mastiffs are also known for their calm and docile disposition and are generally good with children and other animals. Despite their calm and docile nature, Neapolitan Mastiffs do require regular exercise and mental stimulation.

 

Komondor
Komondor

13. Komondor – 80 cm / 31.5 in

Height:
  • Male: 70–80 cm (27.5 –31.5 in)
  • Female: 65–75 cm (25.5–29.5 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 50–60 kg kg (110–132 lb)
  • Female: 40–50 kg (88–110 lb)

The Komondor is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from Hungary. They have a long, thick, and corded coat that is typically white and may have light cream or apricot shading. Komondors are known for their intelligence, independent nature, and strong protective instincts. They were originally bred for use as guard dogs and are still used for this purpose today. Komondors are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aloof towards strangers.

 

Leonberger

12. Leonberger – 80 cm / 31.5 in

Height:
  • Male: 71–80 cm (28–31.5 in)
  • Female: 65–75 cm (25.5–29.5 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 54–77 kg kg (120–170 lb)
  • Female: 45–61 kg (100–135 lb)

The Leonberger is a large breed of dog that originates from the German town of Leonberg. They have a thick, long, and water-resistant coat that is typically black, red, or fawn and may have white markings. Leonbergers are known for their intelligence, strength, and affectionate nature. They are often referred to as “gentle giants” due to their calm and patient disposition. Leonbergers are well-suited to life with a family and are generally good with children and other animals. They are also known for their love of water and excel at water rescue and draft work… more

 

Landseer
Landseer

11. Landseer – 80 cm / 31.5 in

Height:
  • Male: 72-80 cm (28–31.5 in)
  • Female: 67-72 cm (26–28 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 59-68 kg (up to 80 kg) / (123–150 lb / up to 176 lb)
  • Female: 45-54 kg (up to 70 kg) / (99–119 lb / up to 154 lb)

The Landseer is a breed of dog that is a variation of the Newfoundland breed. They are named after the 19th-century painter Sir Edwin Landseer, who frequently featured Newfoundlands in his work. Landseers are similar in appearance to Newfoundlands, but have a larger, more imposing stature and a distinctive black and white coat pattern. They have a thick, long, and water-resistant coat that is typically white with black markings on the head, chest, and paws. Landseers are known for their strength, intelligence, and affectionate nature. They are often referred to as “gentle giants” due to their calm and patient disposition. Landseers are well-suited to life with a family and are generally good with children and other animals. They are also known for their love of water and excel at water rescue and draft work.

 

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Pato

10. Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees) – 81 cm / 32 in

Height:
  • Male: 69–81 cm (27–32 in)
  • Female: 64–74 cm (25–29 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 50–54 kg kg (110–120 lb)
  • Female: 39–45 kg (85–100 lb)

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, also known as the Great Pyrenees, is a large breed of dog that originates from the Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain. They have a thick, long, and double coat that is typically white and may have markings of other colors. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are known for their intelligence, strength, and calm disposition. They were originally bred for use as guard dogs and are still used for this purpose today. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aloof towards strangers… more

 

Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog

9. Anatolian Shepherd Dog – 81 cm / 32 in

Height:
  • Male: 74–81 cm (29–32 in)
  • Female: 71–79 cm (28–31 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 50–65 kg (110–143 lb)
  • Female: 40–55 kg (88–121 lb)

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a large, muscular breed of dog that originates from the Anatolian region of Turkey. They have a short, thick, and rough coat that is typically fawn, red, or brindle and may have white markings. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are known for their intelligence, strength, and independent nature. They were originally bred for use as guard dogs and are still used for this purpose today. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their family, but can be suspicious and aloof towards strangers… more

 

Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Deerhound

8. Scottish Deerhound – 81 cm / 32 in

Height:
  • Male:  72–81 cm (30–32 in)
  • Female: 71 cm (28 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 39–50 kg (85–110 lb)
  • Female: 34–43kg (75–95 lb)

The Scottish Deerhound is a large breed of dog that originates from Scotland. They have a long, rough, and wiry coat that is typically blue-gray or brindle in color and may have white markings. Scottish Deerhounds are known for their intelligence, athleticism, and independent nature. They were originally bred for use as hunting dogs, specifically for pursuing and bringing down deer. Despite their independent nature, Scottish Deerhounds are affectionate and loyal towards their family and are generally good with children and other animals.

 

Pyrenean Mastiff

7. Pyrenean Mastiff – 81 cm / 32 in

Height:
  • Male: 77–81 cm (30–32 in)
  • Female: 71 cm (28 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 65–80 (max. 100) kg / (143–176 lb / max. 220 lb)
  • Female: 55–70 kg (121–154 lb)

The Pyrenean Mastiff, also known as the Mastín del Pirineo or the Great Pyrenees Mastiff, is a large, muscular breed of dog that was originally developed in the Pyrenees Mountains in France and Spain. These dogs were originally used as guard dogs and livestock guardians, and they are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and bravery. Pyrenean Mastiffs are large dogs, with males weighing up to 250 pounds and females weighing up to 170 pounds. They have thick, double coats that can be white, cream, or tan in color, and they have a strong, sturdy build with a broad head and a powerful neck. Pyrenean Mastiffs are known for their calm and gentle disposition, although they can be very protective of their families and their territory. They are generally good with children and other pets, but they can be reserved or aloof with strangers… more

 

Spanish Mastiff
Spanish Mastiff

6. Spanish Mastiff – 85 cm / 33 in

Height:
  • Male: 70–85 cm (27.6–33 in)
  • Female: 65–75 cm (25.6–29.5)
Weight:
  • Male: 50–70 kg (110–154 lb)
  • Female: 40–60 kg (88–132 lb)

The Spanish Mastiff, also known as the Mastín Español or the Mastín del Pirineo, is a large, muscular breed of dog that was originally developed in Spain. These dogs were originally used as guard dogs and livestock guardians, and they are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and bravery. Spanish Mastiffs are large dogs, with males weighing up to 250 pounds and females weighing up to 170 pounds. They have thick, double coats that can be white, cream, or fawn in color, and they have a strong, sturdy build with a broad head and a powerful neck. Spanish Mastiffs are known for their calm and gentle disposition… more

 

Borzoi, Barzoï, Russian hunting sighthound, Russkaya psovaya borzaya

5. Borzoi (Russian wolfhound) – 85 cm / 33 in

Height:
  • Male: 75–85 cm (30–33 in)
  • Female: 68–78 cm (27–31 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 34–48 kg (75–105 lb)
  • Female: 25–41 kg (68–78 lb)

The Borzoi, also known as the Russian Wolfhound, is a breed of sighthound that was originally developed in Russia. These dogs were used for hunting wolves, and they are known for their elegant, graceful appearance and their speed and endurance. Borzois are large dogs, with males weighing up to 100 pounds and females weighing up to 80 pounds. They have long, silky coats that can be white, cream, red, or black in color, and they have a slender, athletic build with a long head and neck. Borzois are intelligent, independent dogs that are known for their dignified and aloof nature. They are generally good with children and other pets, but they can be sensitive and may not be suitable for homes with very young children or chaotic environments. Borzois require regular exercise and can be prone to boredom if not properly stimulated… more

 

English Mastiff
English Mastiff

4. English Mastiff – 90 cm / 35 in

Height:
  • 70–90 cm (27.5–35 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 68–113 kg (150–250 lb)
  • Female: 54–91 kg (120–200 lb)

The English Mastiff, also known as the Old English Mastiff, is a large, muscular breed of dog that was originally developed in England. These dogs were originally used for guarding and protection, and they are known for their massive size and calm, dignified demeanor. English Mastiffs are one of the largest breeds of dog, with males weighing up to 250 pounds and females weighing up to 200 pounds. They have a massive head and a powerful, muscular body, and they have a short, dense coat that can be fawn, apricot, or brindle in color. English Mastiffs are known for their intelligence and loyalty, and they are generally good with children and other pets. They are calm, easy-going dogs that are well-suited to a variety of living situations, but they require regular exercise and can be prone to obesity if not properly exercised… more

 

St. Bernard, St. Bernhardog, Bernhardinner, Alpine Spaniel, St Bernard

3. St. Bernard dog – 90 cm / 35 in

Height:
  • Male: 70–90 cm (27.5–35 in)
  • Female: 65–80 cm (25.5–31.5 in)
Weight:
  • 65–120 kg (140–260 lb)

The St. Bernard is a large, powerful breed of dog that was originally developed in the Swiss Alps. These dogs were originally used as rescue dogs and guard dogs, and they are known for their massive size and strength, as well as their gentle, loyal nature. St. Bernards are one of the largest breeds of dog, with males weighing up to 260 pounds and females weighing up to 180 pounds. They have a massive head and a powerful, muscular body, and they have a thick, dense coat that can be red and white, orange and white, or brown and white in color. St. Bernards are known for their calm, easy-going personality, and they are generally good with children and other pets… more

 

Great Dane
Great Dane

2. Great Dane – 90 cm / 35 in

Height:
  • Male: 76–90 cm (30–35 in)
  • Female: 71–84 cm (28–33 in)
Weight:
  • Male: 54–91 kg (119–200 lb)
  • Female: 45–59 kg (99–130 lb)

Great Dane was originally developed in Germany. These dogs are known for their impressive size and athletic build, and they are often referred to as “gentle giants” due to their calm, gentle personality. Great Danes are among the tallest breeds of dog, with males standing up to 35 inches tall at the shoulder and females standing up to 33 inches tall. They have a long, rectangular head and a strong, muscular body, and they have a short, smooth coat that can be fawn, brindle, blue, black, or harlequin in color. Great Danes are intelligent, loyal, and affectionate dogs that are generally good with children and other pets… more

 

Irish Wolfhound

1. Irish Wolfhound – 90 cm / 35 in

Height:
  • Male: 80–90 cm (31.5–35 in)
  • Female: 71–85 cm (28–33 in)
Weight:
  • Male: over 54.5 kg (over 120 lb)
  • Female: over 40.5 kg (over 89 lb)

The Irish Wolfhound is a large, powerful breed of dog that was originally developed in Ireland. These dogs were originally used for hunting wolves and other large game, and they are known for their impressive size and athletic build. Irish Wolfhounds are one of the tallest breeds of dog, with males standing up to 35 inches tall at the shoulder and females standing up to 33 inches tall. They have a long, narrow head and a strong, muscular body, and they have a rough, wiry coat that can be gray, black, brindle, red, or fawn in color. Irish Wolfhounds are intelligent, gentle, and loyal dogs that are generally good with children and other pets… more

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