Top 10 Biggest Dog Breeds in the World

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Dogs come in kinds of shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments. Although we can all agree that all dogs are good dogs, sometimes bigger is better, and these huge pups will be sure to steal your heart. While big breeds canbring their own kinds of challenges, these pups have big personalities that certainly show when they are given the love and care they deserve. When you have even more fur to pet and more dog to love, life seems extraordinarily special. After checking out these top big teddy bears, you'll be giving them a round of appaws.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard breeds are beautiful dogs, known for their rescue work during avalanches in the Swiss Alps. Despite their size, these pups are easily trainable, loyal, and super loving to their owners! When fully grown, these pups can weigh 140 and 260 pounds, with a height of 28 to 35 inches.

English Mastiff

The largest breed from English descent, English Mastiff's are muscular dogs with a strong stance and wrinkly face. With big paws and long legs, these guys are pretty agile too, but would prefer to use their time playing and goofing off. These pups are good-natured and affectionate, growing to 160 to 230 pounds with a height of 28 to 36 inches.

Tibetan Mastiff

The largest of the mastiff breeds, the Tibetan Mastiff are burly mountain dogs known for protecting sheep from lions, tigers, and bears. When not being guard dogs, these pups are pretty big goofballs and typically act aloof, tenacious, and stubborn. They are very fluffy with thick coats, can weigh between 100 and 160 pounds, and grow between 26 and 30 inches.

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If the name Leonberger sounds a lot like it has the term lion in it to you, you're right! These pups look like mini lions, with a dark face and a golden or tan mane around their head, and have been bred to resemble the crest of the town they originated in. They can grow to an average of 150 pounds and 30 inches tall.

French Mastiff

French Mastiffs are a well-known breed in Europe and North America, and are also referred to as Dogue de Bordeaux. These huge pups may seem intimidating with their muscular bodies, big heads, and powerful bark, but to their owners, they are vigilant and courageous, eager to please and protect their families. French Mastiffs grow to 120 to 140 pounds, with a 24 to 26 height.


Newfoundland pups are scary big, having been the inspiration for the Hell Hound. Don't let their huge appearance scare you though, as they are incredibly affectionate, protective, and smart. They don't bark much either, so these gentle and quiet giants will make a great family pet, despite their size that can reach an average of 140 pounds with an 28 inch height.

Great Dane

The Great Dane lives up to its name and shows off great size and big personalities. Not only are they easy going and reserved, but they are friendly, gentle, and devoted to their owners. Great Danes are tall dogs, averaging out at 32 inches, with the tallest Great Dane in the world recorded at 44 inches!


Landseer breeds sound like they have an intimidating name, and with the look of a Newfoundland dog, they sure do look big and scary. Landseers are anything but, and have a generous, gentle, and playful demeanor. These pups are easily trained, and need to be due to their large size of 130 pounds and 28 inch height.

Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherds are the biggest breed of sheepdogs in the world, and for good reason. These Turkish breeds were bred to have strong, agile, and muscular bodies that were used to protect sheep in the country from wolves and bears. Now considered a great family pet, Anatolian Shepherds are bold, independent, and proud pups that weigh in at an average of 130 pounds, and grow to 30 inches tall.


Kangal's are another type of protective Turkish breed. They descended from sheepdogs and mastiffs, known for their thick size and agile bodies. These pups were built for chasing down prey and can run up to 30 miles per hour. Kangals typically weigh 120 pounds and grow to 32 inches. Despite the scary appearence, these pups are self-controlled, alert, and remain calm.