The largest breed of dog

In the world there are many large breeds of dogs. One characterized by its massive trunk, while others grow the size of a small horse. So let’s look at which of them rightly belong to the category of «biggest dog breed», and what distinctive features they are endowed by nature.

Great Dane

Great Dane

Without a doubt, the tallest breed of dog – great Dane. They can grow to nearly a meter: height of males is between 80 cm and above, females – 72 see Also these dogs have a noble appearance, very loyal to its master and loves children.

Known representative of this breed is blue dog George (lived in Arizona, USA), listed for its huge size in the Guinness Book of records. It weighs more than 110 kg, from muzzle to tip of tail he looked up to 221 cm, and the length of his legs was 110 cm, However, his «record» was beaten by a dog of the same breed, whose name is Zeus (he lives in Michigan, USA). He walked his brother through the growth of 2.5 cm.

English Mastiff

English Mastiff

This breed is the largest among all mastiffs. Is very strong. Weight adult dogs of this breed reach not less than 70 kg. the Growth of dogs (to the withers) is between 75 cm and females 70 cm great Dane is clearly ahead of the breed for growth, but the combination of big weight and big growth makes the English Mastiff is really significant. Despite its huge size and fearsome appearance he has a calm character, friendly and loves children. Though not very trainable because they do not differ special intelligence.

The Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff

Another representative of mastiffs who differs not a bit smaller. This breed of dog is considered to be universal for rural areas because it can guard the house of man, herds, crops and help in hunting animals. Spanish mastiffs grow to a height of 70-90 cm are particularly power, strong body and thick skin.

St. Bernard

St. Bernard

It is a large breed of dog that has existed for quite a long time. These dogs grow to a height of 70-90 cm Is friendly and very obedient, that is why so loved by children. Their distinctive feature is a wonderful scent – for this reason, at first they were used to rescue people who have got under an avalanche.

Russian Borzoi

Russian Borzoi

These dogs have muscular and are intended for hunting wolves. Grows to 82 cm, weighing up to 50 kg. the Compilation of this dog is that it can reach the speed of 70 km/h and easily catch up with the wolf.

Deerhound

Deerhound

In another are called «Scottish Greyhound». This breed was bred for hunting deer centuries ago. They successfully chased the deer and was even able to kill them. The growth of deerhounds can be from 71 cm to 80 cm. their Weight is 55 kg (males) and 40 kg (females). They have strong jaw and bones. Are particularly friendly and calm disposition.

Komondor

Komondor

This large breed of dog characterized by the presence of coroorate of wool, which is reminiscent of braids. Males grow to 70-90 cm, and bitches to 65-75 cm

Leonberger

Leonberger

Dogs of this breed weight can reach 70 kg and grow to 80 cm They differ calm disposition, a great mind and are able to quickly find a common language with children. This dog is not particularly aggressive, but does not like the dismissive attitude.

Newfoundland

Newfoundland

Has powerful legs with webbed feet, by which it swims. Is very rare of large breed dogs. Grows to 70-80 cm Despite the fact that it is quite larger, which is characterized by sweetness and complaisance.

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