10 Largest Dog Breeds in The World

English Mastiff Dog

The English Mastiff is 27-35 inches tall and weighs about 200-230 pounds and is one of the largest breeds of dogs available today, both in weight and height. Known throughout history for its ominous beginnings, this breed is a descendant of an ancient war dog and is now a member of a loving family that warms sofas around the world. When not flocking with their loved ones, this breed is also used in security, police, and military operations, big thanks to their high intelligence.

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound Dog

Same as English Mastiff, the Irish Wolfhound dog is a descendant of an eerie breed of dog. Previously used to hunt wolves (the origin of the dog’s name), this large breed was used to pull people out of horses and tanks in the war!

 As you can imagine, the Irish Wolfhound is very strong and can grow up to 32 inch in height, but it actually has a very soft heart. With a calm look and gentle eyes, this breed makes friends with children and other dogs, but it’s so energetic that make sure they do a lot of physical activity!

Saint Bernard

St Bernard Dog

Many people often wonder why the name St. Bernard is behind, which is usually related to their friendly temperament, but that they were actually raised by a Swiss monastery. Did you know that? Their size (usually between 28 and 30 inches) means they are accurate enough to protect the sacred ground. However, it was quickly recognized that excellent search and rescue dogs could be made in the Swiss Alps, and their gentle faces and gentle eyes make them a reassuring sight for lost travelers. To date, they have been used in search and rescue operations around the world and are now one of the most popular large breeds, thanks to their affectionate and obedient temperament.


Newfoundland Dog

If you’ve heard of these big dog breeds, it could be about their love for swimming! A good lifeguard and known for being great in water sports, Newfoundland has webs to give it an underwater advantage. Usually 27-29 inches tall, they are highly intelligent dogs and have a rooted lifeguard heritage, so when they see their family swimming, they often try to save them. Newfoundland has an incredibly affectionate nature, and its large, fluffy look is ideal for embracing.

Bordeaux Musty

Bordeaux Dog

This large breed, also known as the French Mastiff, is typically 24-26 inches tall and has an unusually wrinkled appearance. Bordeaux Musty, considered to be a descendant of Moroseus, an ancient cattle grazing breed, has been used for many years in a variety of applications. From hunting large animals on plantations in France in the 12th century to grazing cattle and becoming horrific hunting dogs, this giant breed has done everything.

Do you know? If you are considering purchasing Dogue de Bordeaux, be aware that you are at high risk of developing excessive skin fold dermatitis. Therefore, please do thorough research on this variety.


Leonberger Dog

At the crossroads of St. Bernard, Newfoundland and the Great Pyrenees, Leonberger looks like a lovely big fur ball. These large breeds, typically about 30 inches in size, are sturdy, intelligent, and most commonly used for tracking and grazing. It is ideal for experienced owners with training skills, as it can be a destructive dog without “obedience training”. When properly trained and sociable, Leonbergers can make good family dogs, but they tend to be sensitive and are not always suitable for very young children.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Anatolian Dog

According to the American Kennel Club, Anatolian Shepherd is an ancient Turkish variety dating back to around 2000 BC. B.C! Originally bred to protect herds and property, this giant breed is still used for this purpose in its native Turkey. Anatolian Shepherd is about 32 inches tall and has a much longer lifespan than other large breeds, averaging 13 to 15 years.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff Dog

Neapolitan Mastiff is a large, intelligent, gentle breed originally bred to protect homes in southern Italy. They also have an unusual appearance with heavy, also loose skin is designed to protect them in the event of an attack. These large domesticated dogs usually stand about 31 inches on their shoulders and love contact with humans, making them ideal for family life. Their big sagging jaws tend to make them sag, so they must be able to sag a lot!

German Mastiff

German Mastiff Dog

 Not surprisingly, the Great Dane, born from the mating of the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound, is one of the tallest dogs in the world. This large breed, about 30-34 inches in size, was bred by German aristocrats to hunt large animals such as wild boars and protect their plantations. Today, Great Dane is known for its friendly and playful nature and makes excellent family pets.

Caucasian Shepherd

Caucasian Dog

The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is an Eastern European breed raised for protection and grazing. This large breed can reach over 30 inches on the shoulder and its size is excellent for protecting herds from predators in mountainous Caucasian areas. Most suitable for experienced owners due to their stubborn nature, they are also very territorial in their homes and can hate other dogs and strangers around their property. However, with proper training and socializing, Caucasian Shepherd Dogs can make friendly family pets.