The Biggest Dogs In The World

Interested in knowing what the biggest dogs in the world are? The biggest dogs in the world are loyal companions that have the strength and size to protect what they consider to be their family. The biggest dogs in the world are perfect for knowledgeable and advanced pet owners who know just how to care for and control these magnificent canines.

  1. Neapolitan Mastiff. The Neapolitan Mastiff or “Neos” are a massive breed of dog from Italy. Not only are they known for their gargantuan head and big bone structure, the Neapolitan Mastiff also sports loose and wrinkled skin all over their bodies. Males are known to weigh 150 pounds and females at 110 pounds.

  2. Irish Wolfhound. The Irish Wolfhound is a truly a sight to behold. It is probably one of the tallest of dogs but unlike the bulky molosser breeds, this dog is built like a bigger greyhound. The breed was developed as an elite hunting dog with the right combination of size, strength and stamina. Males will weigh about 120 pounds and females at around 105 pounds.

  3. Mastiff. The Mastiff or Old English Mastiff is perhaps the largest dog breed in the world. They make excellent companions and have a natural instinct to guard and protect their family and territory. Males are known to breach 200 pounds and females can tip the scales at 150 pounds.

  4. Great Dane. The Great Dane was made popular the the famous newspaper comic strip, “Marmaduke” and the lovable Hanna-Barbera cartoon creation, “Scooby-Doo." This breed is definitely one of the tallest. Although very well-built, its friendly nature probably won't make it a consistent protection dog, but they are known to be good estate guard dog. Males that weigh 170 pounds and females that weigh 130 pounds are quite common.

  5. Presa Canario. The Presa Canario was a breed developed in the Canary Islands. This is an extremely strong and powerful breed that may be too much for the novice owner. The Presa Canario requires extensive and constant socialization and obedience training. Males weigh in at 130 pounds of mostly muscle with little body fat. Some females are known to grow as large or weigh in slightly less.

  6. Great Pyrenees. This is one of the largest flocking and guard dogs available. Although white is the most common color for the Great Pyrenees, tan, gray and even reddish brown are accepted breed standards. This dog has a thick, double coat. Males can tip the scales at 100 pounds and females weigh in at around 80 pounds.

  7. Newfoundland. The Newfoundland originated from Canada and his size easily earns him a spot in any biggest dog list. The Newfoundland has a thick coat, large head, heavy ears and deep set eyes. Males can weigh 150 pounds and females at 120 pounds.

  8. Caucasian Mountain Dog. This obscure breed was developed as a flock guarding dog in Russia. It is a tough and strong breed of dog that is capable of working under extreme environments. The males can weigh as much as 160 pounds with females weighing up to 120 pounds.

  9. Cane Corso. The Cane Corso is another massive Italian breed. It was first developed as a cattle driving dog and eventually, became a companion and protection dog. Males are known to tip the scales at around 120 pounds while females can come in at an even 100 pounds.

  10. Saint Bernard. The breed is a native of Switzerland and was developed as a rescue dog. Although Saint Bernard is no longer widely used in rescue operations, it has become a popular companion breed. It is certainly one of the biggest dogs in the world with some males weighing 200 pounds and a number of females weighing 160 pounds.    

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