10 Of The Largest Dog Breeds In The World



Nowadays, small dogs are all the rage. People enjoy little tiny dogs because they are easier to tote around, and they are adorable. However, historically, big dogs have been the most popular choice, because dogs were more typically used as guardians or hunters, not simply companions. As a result, there are quite a few large dog breeds. In fact, there are even a few massive dog breeds. Large dogs can scare a lot of people, but they are generally a lot more mild-tempered than smaller dogs. This list is a compilation of some of the larger breeds of our furry friends.

St. Bernard

It’s no shocker that this dog is on the list. The St. Bernard is a very popular large dog. The largest dog ever recorded was a St. Bernard, and it weighed 310 pounds.

Russian Black Terrier

These dogs were originally bred for military use, and they typically weigh about 130 pounds or 60 kilograms.

Neapolitan Mastiff

These dogs are very large as well. They typically weigh in at about 130 pounds or 60 kilograms, which is mainly muscle!

Great Dane

This list wouldn’t be complete without the Great Dane. These dogs don’t weigh nearly as much as most of the other dogs on this list, because they are typically tall and thin. They usually stand well over 30 inches, or 75 centimeters.

Komondor

This dog was originally bred to help guard livestock and work on farms. They are fairly large, typically weighing it at between 110-130 pounds or 50-60 kilograms.

Boerboel

These massive dogs originated in South Africa, and can weigh up to 220 pounds, or 100 kg.

Newfoundland

This dog is named after the Canadian province where it is most popular. It was originally bred as a fishing dog, and typically weighs over 200 pounds or 90 kilograms.

Tibetan Mastiff

These dogs are more mountain dogs than they are mastiffs. They are typically used in the Asian mountains, and weigh about 220 pounds or 100 kilograms.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

These dogs are typically common in Northern Europe and Russia. They typically weigh around 200 pounds or 90 kilograms, so they are pretty big!

Kangal

This dog was bred originally in Turkey, as a livestock-guarding dog. It is typically a very calm dog, and is great around children, even though it weighs almost 200 pounds.