Dogs : Here are 10 of the world’s largest breeds of lovely dogs – soft and lovely giants
With the number of people buying new puppies climbing over the lockdown, here are some of the biggest dog breeds you might want to include in your family.
Many of us have welcomed new four-legged family members when the shelter closed 18 months ago, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership increase by about eight percent to about 250,000 by 2020.
If you are looking for a new fur coat in your home then choosing the right breed is very important – for example choosing a small dogs if you do not have much space in the home, or a hypoallergenic dog if you suffer from allergies.
But if you have a lot of space and an active lifestyle you may want to consider a large dog – which usually makes loyal and loving friends and is usually more flexible and easier to train than its very young cousins.
So, if you want to get dogs and ‘go big’, these are the 10 biggest giants available.
English Mastiff is officially the largest dogs in the world. According to the Guinness Book of Records – a dog named Zorba weighed 142.7 kg and stood 27 inches high in 1981.
The Great Dane
The magestic Great Dane may not be the largest dog in the world but it is the tallest. The Guinness Book of Records covers the Great Dane named Zeus which stands an astonishing 44 inches [44 cm] from the ground. They can be great but are known for their love and playfulness.
Originally born to bring people back to the Alps, Saint Bernard is big enough and strong enough to walk on deep ice for miles. Weight up to 91kg is reliable and makes for alert dogs.
The Neopolitan Mastiff
Weighing up to 70kg, the Neopolitan Mastiffs are Italian giants known for their unconditional love for their families, but may be wary of strangers.
The Irish Wolfhounds can grow up to 35 inches high and have very low levels of aggression, making them an ideal dog to have children.
Named after the German city, Leonberger can weigh up to 77kg but is another gentle giant, making the family’s loyal and loving pets.
The Canadian Newfoundland can weigh up to 70kg and is perhaps the strongest dogs on the list. They get along very well with children and are very protective. of family members.
Raised to protect livestock in its native Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd can weigh up to 65kg and have a sense of pride and confidence.
Another pet breeder, the Great Pyrenees is also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and can weigh up to 54kg.
Dogue de Bordeaux
The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff. Is a highly versatile dog and can weigh up to 65kg. They are one of the most expensive dogs to buy and care for, so they are not really suitable for a pet.