Top 5 biggest dog breeds


number five English mastiff. An English Mastiff walks through lawn
English mastiffs have set the record for heaviest dog ever recorded. The English mastiff is enormous. Growing to a height of 30 inches, these dogs
can weigh as much as 250 pounds. As a Great Dane holds the record for tallest
dog, an English mastiff holds the record for heaviest. The biggest weight for a dog ever recorded
was an English mastiff named Aicama Zorba, who weighed in at 343 pounds. Their size is a significant part of the breed’s
past purpose, which included blood sports such as baiting bears, bulls and lions. Today, however, they are simply gentle giants,
letting those courageous and fearless aspects of the breed’s temperament sit on the back
burner while the mellow, even-tempered and loyal sides come forward. They can make excellent family dogs as they
are so easy-going. number four Newfoundland. A newfoundland dog stands next to a creek
With heavy bones and big muscles, the Newfoundland is a powerful swimmer and a great water rescue
dog. The Newfoundland is a working dog from, you
guessed it, Newfoundland. Unlike many larger breeds, the Newfie wasn’t
bred to be a guard dog. Instead, its purpose was originally to help
fishermen. The big, muscular dogs are able to haul nets
and lines from boats, pull carts and, most importantly, fetch anything that falls overboard,
including people. The breed is an exceptional water dog and
strong swimmer, and there have been many rescues of people out at sea credited to these big,
gentle-natured dogs. Newfoundland dogs stand between 27-30 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. number three Scottish Deerhound. A deerhound stands in a field
Built similar to a greyhound but heavier, the deerhound breed is meant for speed. Going back to the leggy breeds, the Scottish
deerhound gives away its purpose and origin in its name. Originating in Scotland well before recorded
history, the breed is a courser, once used to hunt red deer and easily chasing down its
prey. They are larger and heavier than greyhounds
but are built similarly, with a lanky body meant for speed. Deerhounds can stand as tall as 32 inches
and weigh as much as 110 pounds. Though they aren’t used for deer hunting today,
the breed is kept alive by enthusiasts who number two Neapolitan mastiff. A Neapolitan Mastiff
This breed comes in several colors including black, blue, mahogany and tawny. Mastiff breeds are certainly among the largest
dogs in terms of sheer mass. The Neapolitan mastiff originated in southern
Italy. Used as a guard dog, the average male mastiff
stands between 26-31 inches tall and weighs a hefty 130-155 pounds. Females are usually a little smaller, standing
a few inches shorter and weighing 110-130 pounds. This breed is known for being fearless and
protective of home and family, making it an ideal guard dog — but not an ideal warning
system. number one Great Dane. A great dane sits on a couch
On average, Great Danes stand around 28-30 inches tall. We’ll start with the breed that is widely
recognized as the largest, at least in terms of height. The Great Dane is a breed of German origin
and its German name of Deutsche Dogge, means German mastiff. However, before setting down official roots
in Germany, the dogs that eventually became the Great Dane breed came from a crossbreed
between English mastiffs and Irish wolfhounds. Though they aren’t the heaviest dogs, reaching
around 100-120 pounds, they are among the tallest. The average Great Dane stands around 28-30
inches tall but often they can be taller. The world record holder for tallest dog was
a Great Dane named Zeus who stood an astounding 44 inches tall. However, these big dogs trade longevity for
their size, and live only to be between 6 to 8 years old. Zeus died of old age at just 5 years old.

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