Largest Dog Breeds

The South African mastiff, or boerboel, is strong and stocky at 150–200 pounds. Several mastiff-type breeds, Victorian bulldogs, and African dogs may have influenced the breed.

Great Danes can weigh 200 pounds, yet most people are astonished by how sociable and placid they are. Great Danes were hunting dogs before becoming calm, gentle companions.

The Irish wolfhound is the tallest dog breed, while being light. Male Irish wolfhounds may reach 32 inches at the shoulder and 180 pounds.

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Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, birthed the beautiful Leonberger in the 1800s. Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, and Pyrenean mountain dogs were utilized to breed the family, farm, and draft dog.

English mastiffs and Old English mastiffs are historic breeds used for hunting and guarding. Ancient Egyptian monuments represent breed seed, and Caesar mentioned them.

Neapolitan mastiffs are terrifying due to their size, wrinkled skin, and stoic demeanor. This dog could fight in war like the Neapolitan mastiff did for the Ancient Romans.

Newfoundland, Canada, is where it started. A unique breed emerged in Newfoundland due to its topography and environment when European fisherman imported their dogs.

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