10 Abnormally Large Dogs In The World

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You won’t believe the size of the world’s largest dog breeds! Though there is no universal height or weight at which a dog breed is officially classified as a big dog, some groups define giant dog breeds as those heavier than 100 pounds (45 kg). The heaviest dog ever recorded was a St. Bernard named Benedictine who weighed 366 pounds (166 kg)! But despite their threatening body proportions, most of the biggest dog breeds make excellent family pets. Thinking of owning a big dog or curious to know which are the largest dog breeds? Then take a look at the 25 of the world’s largest dog breeds.

Hulk Pitbull

The pitbull the name Hulk fits this Pitbull dog perfectly because he is a giant 175 pounds and stands on his hind legs at almost 5 feet tall and while he might seem big and scary his owners say that he is very gentle and is even trusted around their young son his owners train guard dogs professional and even Hulk is a trained professional guard dog who will heed his owners every command and protect them with his life a dog this size needs to eat and eat a lot every day he has fed 4 pounds of raw ground beef mixed with his special supplements this along with his regular dog food and treats that he gets on the side poke recently was the proud father of 12 puppies of which some are likely to be his size or maybe even rival their father size.

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Great Dane

Fredi the Great Dane it’s probably no surprise to many that the Great Dane is one of the largest breeds of dog in the world but Freddie takes the breed to a whole new level of big he stands seven foot six inches on his hind legs two feet taller than his owner and weighs 200 pounds Freddie’s owner ex glamour model Clare stone is entirely devoted to her Guinness world record holder and his sister fluent but having big dogs also means having big expenses Clare spends about sixteen thousand five hundred dollars a year to feed and take care of these bakery Danes with the dog this size it’s hard to argue it

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Mastiff

Zorba the English master this English Mastiff was a legend when it comes to some of the world’s biggest thoughts you may know that when it comes to the combination of weight and height nothing can be this breed of canines many Mastiffs average up to 190 pounds but it’s not unusual for these Giants to weigh around 225 pounds at full maturity however a dog comes along once in a while that amazes even the most seasoned big dog enthusiasts that’s where Zorba came in Zorba the English Mastiff was so massive that he easily earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in September of 1987 as the heaviest off but shortly in November Zorba weighed a hefty 343 pounds with a height of 37 inches at the shoulder and was measured at 8 feet 3 inches from the tip of his nose to his tail and earn the title as the heaviest and longest dog in the world no one is sure what happened to Zorba but one thing is sure that he will always be a legend among the world’s biggest dogs

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Neapolitan Mastiff

Ch Sampson the Neapolitan master this breed of Mastiff called masti no napoletana is actually an ancient augur II and that might explain the size of this rare dog ch Sampson was one of the largest and heaviest Mastiffs and weighed a whopping 225 pounds at just two and a half years old his size health and strength of his breed was rare so no other masked apes like him have been found since Sampson was so big he could easily fetch a small car tire and carry it around there is not much more known about Sampson except that he won a lot of titles and Best in Show awards but this Neapolitan Mastiff will remain a legend until another bigger dog comes along to take his place that is if that ever happens

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Zeus DOG

Zeus the great date those who lived in Otsego michigan was named the world’s tallest dog by the Guinness World Records in 2012 he measured an incredible 44 inches from his feet to the middle of his shoulder blades standing on his hind legs he stretched a towering seven feet four inches over his owner he ate 30 pounds of dog food every day and could easily get a fresh running water drink from the kitchen sink without having to jump up to reach in addition to his international fame Zeus was well known throughout the Kalamazoo area due to frequent trips to area schools and hospitals where he served as a therapy dog sadly he only lived five years which is actually the average old age for a dog of this size he is still a legend among big dogs to this day

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Newfoundland DOG

Newfoundland unlike many larger breeds the Newfoundland wasn’t bred to be a guard dog instead it was bred to help fishery these big muscular dogs are able to haul nets and lines from boats pull carts and most importantly fetch anything that falls overboard into the water including people the Newfoundland is an exceptional water dog and a strong swimmer and there have been many rescues of people out at sea credited to these big gentle nature dogs Newfoundland dogs stand between 27 to 30 inches tall and weigh as much as 150 pounds they look even bigger because of their thick double coat which keeps them warm even in icy water

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The Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound like the Scottish Deerhound The Irish Wolfhound as its name implies was bred to chase down wolves developed from war hounds into a dog that was used for hunting and guarding the Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed of canine and may have been brought to Ireland as far back as 7000 BC though their primary use was hunting today’s breed of Irish Wolfhound are fairly quiet reserved intelligent and easygoing this breed is the tallest of all dogs and even taller than the Great Dane males often stand as tall as 34 to 35 inches from foot to shoulder blade and stand over seven feet tall on their hind legs they can weigh upwards of 140 pounds and although the English Mastiff is as tall as a miniature horse the Irish Wolfhound is equal to a donkey

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Leonberger

Leonberger this large breed of dog began as a mix between a Newfoundland and the st. Bernard in the mid 1840s Heinrich Essig of lien Berk Germany crossed the Newfoundland with a st. Bernard for four generations then added in appear Indian mountain dog to the mix the result of these several generations of breeding is the Leonberger this breed stands between 27 to 31 inches tall and can weigh as much as 170 pounds but despite their size they are simply giant family dogs though their main purpose is as a companion animal the breed does very well in everything from water rescue to tracking to hurting if it is an activity that requires both strength and smarts the Leonberger is probably going to be good at it

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Caucasian Shepherd

Caucasian Shepherd this big dog was bred to do one thing only and that is to protect sheep from wolves and any other predator that dares attack a Shepherd’s flock however these dogs can and have been used to protect other livestock the caucasian Shepherd is extremely popular in Georgia which has always been the principal region of penetration of caucasian shepherd dogs also known as caucasian of charka or bosch khan caucasian shepherd dogs are strongly boned muscular and even-tempered they are big enough that wolves most of the time will dare not attack the flock they are guarding but these dogs are very territorial and will even attack other strange dogs of their same breed

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Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd this canine was bred to be a shepherds companion and livestock Guardian the interesting thing about them is that they were bred for their size in color so that they matched the livestock they were protecting the breed was developed to withstand harsh climatic conditions and thrive in the lifestyle of nomadic shepherds by guarding their flocks of sheep and herds of goats loyalty hardiness and independence are the most valued characteristics of this breed these dogs should be kept in a pair at minimum if not properly socialized and trained Anatolians can become unmanageable with strangers and sometimes even with their owners