10. Anatolian Shepherd
The origin of Anatolian Shepherd can be traced back in Anatolia or currently known as Turkey. However, it was being developed in the United States. This breed of dog said to be already existed 6,000 years ago. Its height can reach up to 31 inches, while its maximum weight is around 68 kilograms.
This is a very huge dog that has a maximum height of more than 27 inches, while the maximum weight it has is around 100 kilograms. Because of its bigger size, it is popularly used as guard dog in the past years and even up to now. Its place of origin is South Africa.
8. Bernese Mountain Dog
It was famous to be a general farm dog, and it originated in the city of Bern in the beautiful country of Switzerland. It’s a unique huge dog because of its tri-colored coat. It has rust colored markings, white fur in the chest area, and black fur in some other body parts. Its weight can reach up to 57 kilograms, while its maximum height is around 27.5 inches.
7. Tosa Inu
The origin of Tosa Inu was in the former Japanese province, which was known as Tosa. It was used as a fighting dog before because of its robust body and incredible size. In terms of weight, Tosa Inu actually varies depending on the place of breeding. Japanese breed ones can weigh up to 61 kilograms, while the non-Japanese ones can weigh up to 100 kilograms. The original breed of this dog is the native Shikoku-Inu.
The name of this dog breed is actually inspired to the German city, Leonberg. It is branded as the “Gentle Lion” simply because of its lion-like physical appearance. The males of this dog breed can have a maximum weight of 68 kilograms and a maximum height of 29.5 inches. On the other hand, the female Leonberger can have a maximum height of 27.5 inches and a maximum weight of 52 kilograms.
5. Great Dane
This giant dog is actually a German breed, and it is known to be the tallest living dog that is ever recorded in the entire world. Its usual height can reach more than 76 cm or more than 30 inches. Despite its incredible height, this dog is still considered to be one of the friendliest ones. It can get along well with humans and some other canines.
4. Russian Black Terrier
It was during the late 1940’s when the people in USSR started breeding Russian Black Terrier dog. It is for the purpose of military reasons since civil wars are still common during that time. Believe it or not, there are 17 different dog breeds that are considered to be the origins of this dog. Its height can reach up to 30 inches, and its weight can reach up to 60 kilograms.
3. Irish Wolfhound
In the past years, dog breeders used War Hounds in order to come up with the Irish Wolfhound breed. Guarding and hunting are the common uses of this dog from the past and even up to these days. This is amongst those oldest dog breeds. It was said that this breed of dog firstly existed in Ireland way back on 7000 BC. Its height can reach up to 34 inches, while its maximum weight is around 55 kilograms.
2. St. Bernard
St. Bernard was bred originally for the purpose of mountain rescue. It is a very famous huge breed of dog in Swiss and Italian Alps. Its height can reach up to 36 inches, while its weight can be around 120 kilograms. The heaviest St. Bernard dog that was recorded in the history was named Benedictine, and its weight was exactly 166 kilograms. Furthermore, St. Bernard dog named Barry had saved around 100 people in the mountains before.
1. Neapolitan Mastiff
The body proportions of Neapolitan Mastiff are incredible enough. Its males can reach up to 70 kilograms, while its females can have a maximum weight of around 60 kilograms. It is known to be a fearless type of a dog, and it serious enough in protecting its family. It can be independent thinker since it is very intelligent breed of dog.
These are the top 20 world’s biggest dog breeds that you should know. The sizes of these canines may make you afraid, but they are still as adorable as the smaller dogs.