Top 10 Most Giant & Heaviest Dog Breeds in the World

English Mastiff

Despite having huge size, these dog breeds are likely to be mild and make most beautiful pets. The list features some of the heaviest, tallest and largest dog breeds on earth.

Irish Wolfhound

Their weight is usually around 40 to 70 kg but they are tall. Their average height is around 28 to 35 inches. These breeds are patient, intellectual and generous. Their sweet nature attracts kids. Hence, they are not fit for guard duties.

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Neapolitan Mastiff

They are brave yet very protective breeds. Their height is around 26 to 31 inches but they are heavier than Iris Wolfhound. They normally weigh around 78 kg (170 lbs).  Sometimes they can reach around 90 kg.

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English Mastiff

Also called as Old English Mastiff, this breed of dog is known to be the largest of all other breeds on planet, as per the data collected by the American Kennel Club. They are the heaviest breed but not usually the tallest of all.  They usually have height of around 25 inches but their average weight is ranging from 50 kg to 155 kg (110 lbs. to 343 lbs.).

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Great Danes

They can be the great competitor of Irish Wolfhounds when it comes to height. The Guinness Book of World Records lists this breed as the tallest dog breed.  They stand around 30 to 34 inches and weigh around 54 kg to 90 kg.

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St. Bernard

They are very brave breeds and very helpful in alpine rescue missions. On average, they weigh around 140 to 220 pounds (63 kg to 91 kg approx) and they stand tall at around 27.5 inches to 35.5 inches.

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Newfoundland

It is known to be the strongest of all dog breeds. Sometimes, they can compete with some of the features of Mastiff, Great Dane and Irish Wolfhounds. These dogs have average weight of around 90 kg (200 lbs. approx). On record, the largest dog of Newfoundland breed measured around 6 ft. tall and 260 pounds (117 kg).

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Leonberger

Its name is derived from Leonberg city in Germany. He was reportedly to be bred like a symbolic dog which mimics the lion. These self-disciplined and proud breeds weigh around 54 kg to 77 kg and stand around 28 to 32 inches.

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French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux)

On average, they stand around 23” to 30” tall and weigh around 120 to 150 pounds. They are very imposing and powerful breeds. They are perfect choice for guard duties because of their brave behavior.

 

 

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Anatolian Shepherd

This muscular breed has broad head and thick neck that is basically used to protect sheep from bears, wolves, jackals and sometimes, cheetahs. They weight around 90 to 150 lbs. but they stand around 30 to 36 inches tall.

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Perro de Presa Canario

Derived from the Canary Islands, Perro de Presa Canario is a powerful and large dog breed which stands tall at around 21” to 25” and weight around 36 kg to 59 kg. They were usually raised for large game hunting and dog fighting.

Perro de Presa Canario

 

 

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