Large Dog Breeds
Everyone loves large dogs! Here is some information about the biggest dogs and largest dog breeds.
If you are looking for a great family dog, the English Mastiff is a great choice; however, they are not known to live exceptionally long. In fact, the life span of an English Mastiff is much shorter due to its great body mass. They are among the biggest dogs there are.
For many people Great Danes are a wonderful dog. However, many people tend to be afraid of the Great Dane only because of the size of them. In fact, the Great Dane is the world’s tallest dog!
Other large dog breeds
Himalaya Tibetan Mastiffs
Just like any other breed of dogs, the Himalayan Tibetan Mastiffs (French Mastiffs) are much like other dogs; especially the English Mastiffs. However, they also have some of their own characteristics unlike the English Mastiffs.
Many of the larger dogs such as St. Bernard, English Mastiff or the Irish wolfhound are more prone to having health problems over the smaller breeds of dogs. Many times when people go to get a St. Bernard, the health aspect is one thing that is rarely mentioned. Read more about St. Bernard health issues here
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
A large breed from Anatolia, Turkey, known for their large size, they are bred for guarding sheep, from wild animals such as wolves, bears, jackals and cheetahs. Click to see more World’s Largest Dogs and their records.
Dogue de Bordeaux
is also known as a French Mastiff and is a large dog breed known to be strong, powerful, and also imposing. In fact, in the past they were originally bred for use in dog fighting and as a guard dog.
A working dog (guard, herd reindeer, pull sleds) that weighs 44 pounds (20 kg) – 75 pounds (34 kg), and is from Russia. The Chukchi people of the Siberia area breed the Siberian Husky. In the early 1900?s the breed was brought to Alaska as a cold weather working dog during the gold rush. This is one of the oldest breeds as confirmed through DNA testing.